Documentary Interview with John Paul Thornton

John Paul Thornton was classically trained at the Otis Parsons School of Design and California State University at Northridge, where he received his B.A and further training working with two legendary artists Hans Burkhardt and Saul Bernstein. During his studies, they challenged John to find a true purpose to his art making. John reflects, “Their message was paint your time and to connect with things that are universal and could appear in any time period historically, but find in your period... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 9/3/11

Interview with Willie Middlebrook Video Interview by Los Angeles filmmaker Veronica Aberham We are pleased to present Willie Middlebrook, an award winning photographer, whose work, from the 1970s to the present, is a historical record of the American culture. The 1965 Los Angeles riot ripped apart the progress made thus far by the civil rights movement, causing more problems and poverty in the growing African American community. Just when a seed of hope had emerged, many felt they... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 7/2/11

Interview with Judithe Hernández

  Ms. Hernández’s life has been dedicated to the arts, furthering the social causes for both Mexican Americans (Chicanos) and Latin American women for forty years. Her work facilitates feelings of empowerment, undoing the adverse effects of decades of abuse, stigmatization, and racial injustice. Through her motivational murals and artwork, what she refers to as her “image support”, people gain the benefits and appreciation for their culture. Judithe’s association with Carlos... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 3/31/11

Video Interview with Sam Erenberg

  VIEW VIDEO INTERVIEW Video Interview by Los Angeles filmmaker Veronica Aberham Sam Erenberg has created challenging work using narratives that constantly push us to explore history, eastern philosophy, the kabala, mysticism and how these converge in language and in visual form. Since graduating from Chouinard Art Institute in the 1960’s, Erenberg has explored many forms of expression. “It started with the alternative space movement, artists were starting to use new and different... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 1/31/11

Fumiko Amano: Dreams Series

  Fumiko Amano’s artwork comes from the inspiration of Beat Generation writers and poets, and music and noises from urban street life. Growing up in Tokyo in the 1970s, Fumiko traveled to the states in the late 1980s to attend the University of Wisconsin. Her initial plan was to return to Tokyo after collecting scripts in the United States to study at the MOCA experimental theatre in Tokyo. However while studying painting and printmaking, Fumiko found her true expression in the fine arts. “I... [more]
Posted by Veronica Aberham on 12/2/10