Category: Arts & Culture
Please check out my video- link below!!!!!! Introducing my art video! Hey Friends, You may have wondered what I have been up to lately. I am honing in focus wise on my art right now. I have taken many works of my mine from over the years and decided to make it available on both prints and products so that anyone may purchase it … Read More Introducing my art…
I came across a very old song I sang background vocals on after 911 took place. At the time I was singing in a band and also I did recordings for others on their CD’s. I loved the challenge of singing in different genres. John Crafton, from Soft Wind Productions invited me to sing on this song. John is a folk musician and has … Read More Sometimes I do vocal session work- here’s an example.
Recently I had the great privilege of being a guest lecturer in a philosophy class at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My good friend Dr. Jean Dimock, the professor who teaches this class, asked if I would be a guest lecturer and speak about how art plays a roll in the world as it is perceived philosophically.Â It has been … Read More How to Unblock Your Creativity!
I first discovered Philippe Lejeune by total chance. Â I had completed a photo shoot with John Pitocco, (www.johnpitocco.com), and some photos were taken in front of a mostly demolished building in Providence, RI. Someone on Facebook pointed out that the artwork behind my photo was created by Philippe Lejeune. Â So of course, fate has brought a meeting between us. (And I got the chance … Read More My first visit with Philippe Lejeune, an artist and a visionary!
This interview is the next installment in the Sarah Hale Folger Video Project. The SHF Video Project is a series of conversational interviews with extraordinary people in the arts & culture world, as well as the business world, and my goal is to bring wonderful stories of these interesting people to you. Â My hope is to find where the magic comes from in these … Read More My Interview with Trumpeter Doug Woolverton: Video Included
I know it has been a while since I have followed up my last blog, “So you want to be an artist?” Well, the truth is, I’ve been extraordinarily busy taking my own advise and have carved out some space for one of my own art practices. This has been very invigorating. More about that another time! Â In the meantime, I have been all … Read More How to become an artist, Step 2
I was the Executive Director for nearly 6 years of a non-profit arts organization. Â It was a membership based organization and we had anywhere from 12-16 shows per year as well as the largest fine arts festival in New England. Needless to say, I met hundreds and perhaps thousands of artists over the years. Prior to working in this non-profit, I worked for, for-profit … Read More So You Want To Be An Artist? Let’s Get Started! Step 1
This is Part 2, and the final video of my conversation with Umberto Crenca, Bert, from AS220. Â One thing missing from my videos of my time spent with Bert, was our conversing about his music. Â Bert and his wife and friends also like making music together in a group called Monkey Head. Â While meandering around his music studio Bert played a couple of his … Read More Part 2 of my Conversation with RI Art Icon, Umberto Crenca.
Who is Bert Crenca? He is an amazing man who has changed the culture in Providence for over 30 years. Â Bert is an artist and also the founder of AS220, a non-profit arts organization located in Providence that has enriched the lives of many over the years. Â The fascinating story of AS220 is currently being created into a documentary film and you can visit … Read More A peek at my interview with RI Icon, Umberto (Bert) Crenca founder of AS220.
The arts in any culture are what bind people together. Â You don’t even have to like someones art to engage in looking at it and or experiencing it. The arts are so vast in expression and form that without some people even knowing it, they are actually artistsÂ themselves. Art is painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, music, theater, film, dance, literature and more. Â Even the intentional … Read More Why art is the cure for what ails us.
I love Einstein! In fact I admire his tenacity so much that he is one of my top picks for people from history who have inspired me. Â I painted this portrait of him in my quest to create portraits of people who have motivated me to move out of my stagnancy into striving towards my passions. Â Why did I paint it like this? … Read More Cultivate your inner genius!