Chelsea Bendix

I currently live in Geneva NY, and was born and raised in the surrounding area. Growing up I always had a huge interest in art of all kinds, and I’m pretty sure from a young age I would tell people I wanted to be an artist when I grow up. It’s surreal sometimes to say […]

Ebony H. Flag

Ebony H. Flag

In 2018 I was challenged by a mentor of mine, to not just call myself a visual artist, but  ponder on what type of artist I actually am. I began looking at both my past and more recent works collectively, and the theme of my work was and has consistently been liberty! Based upon that […]

Carolyn Enz Hack

Carolyn Enz Hack in the studio 2020

Drawing is a useful tool for generating new work, but drawing has limits when the subject of the work is an elusive concept. I enjoy drawing and painting representational subjects, but feel challenged to create works that embody a sense of being alive. Years of chasing this idea has taken me through iterations of art-making […]

Constellations

Constellations at Main Street Arts, January 16–February 26, 2021

As we enter the final week of the three person exhibition, Constellations I find myself revisiting the work by Mizin Shin, Sara Baker Michalak, and Bill Santelli. Even though I’m the one who invited these artists to be in this exhibition, I am continually amazed at the overlap between each of them. Some of more […]

Robert Ernst Marx

I treasure the studio visits I’ve had the good fortune to conduct since 2013 in my role at Main Street Arts. As a curator, it is incredibly helpful to see work in progress in its natural habitat and to greet artists on their home turf. I’ve enjoyed many hours talking about art and motivations for […]

Emily Levack

In progress photos of the making of Deterioration.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I have always loved the Midwest landscape and all of the beautiful elements that nature has to offer. I am currently in my final year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as I earn my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with an Emphasis in Photography and Imaging. Recently, my work has […]

Kelly Robert

Tight Rope by Kelly Robert

I grew up in Southern California discovering my love for sculpting at an early age. Even so far as finding particular interest in both the figure and abstraction. I received my BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and spent the following years exploring different avenues to support myself as an artist, […]

Joe Ziolkowski

During a time of social, economic and health crisis, the chaos in the midst of the event is taxing. Out of chaos comes periods of order and stability, what comes next is up to the society and the individual. Through great chaos has spawned unprecedented reform and advancements. We are witnessing how actions in one […]

Erica Bapst

To many artists, I would guess that submitting to the Small Works Exhibition would be working under a constraint to keep the piece within the size limitations. In contrast, for me it is more of a permission to expand. Most of my typical work is in the very small scale of jewelry. This also applies […]

Mark Vander Heide

The ceramics studio at Cranbrook

As a child, growing up in Holland, MI, I was an avid drawer, often creating fantastical creatures and the worlds they lived in. It wasn’t until my last year of college, while studying sociology, that I found my way to the ceramics studio and the world of clay, where my art practice is currently rooted. The years […]