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Category: Art

Amazing UA Artist: Jeffrey Owen Hanson

April 1, 2015 |

I have heard my dad has say many times, “I don’t know when to quit”. I’m just like my dad in that regard, and so is this amazing artist who hasn’t let a pesky little thing like blindness stand in … Read More

Go with your “flow”.

February 27, 2015 |

Getting into your “zone” or “flow” is a state in which you become so immersed in what you are doing that you lose track of time, forget to eat, and forget to take “potty breaks”. Well, that’s my definition anyway. … Read More

Veterans transfer pain to canvas

February 20, 2015 |

This weekend at the St. Charles Westbank Regional Library, in St. Charles Parish, there will be an art show to benefit the Veterans Housing Outreach Ministry.

The ministry is devoted mainly to helping disabled female veterans to find housing, clothing, … Read More

They want LIFE to imitate “ART”.

December 15, 2014 | 2

Remember back when people in Hollywood thought of themselves as “artist”?  Do you remember back when they thought it was important to use their artistic talents and abilities to bring their renditions of real life to the screen, stage, canvas, … Read More

Broken Bones, Intact Spirit

November 8, 2014 |

Anicee Lamoreaux suffers osteogenisis imperfecta or “brittle bone” disease. In her short life of 12 years old, she has suffered at least 100 breaks. She is the adopted child of parents who have the same condition.

Anicee’s parents met at … Read More

See the Humanity

November 6, 2014 |

Their signs are usually written on discarded cardboard. Are they written because the one who holds them doesn’t want to voice the words? Does the sign that reads, “Homeless” provide just a little distance from the obvious?

Willie Baronet is … Read More

UA Amazing Artist: Paul Smith; art of a typewriter.

October 26, 2014 |

When we think of an artist, we are more likely to think, “brush strokes”, than “key strokes”, but we have to use the gifts we are given. Paul Smith’s mobility is greatly limited, so he creates art how he can; … Read More

Inspirational young American: Mikayla Holmgren

October 22, 2014 |

There’s a fine line between inspiring children, telling them they are capable, and the heaping on of false praise for “self esteem.” Things become even trickier with a special needs child, but it is obvious that Mikayla’s parents have done … Read More

UA Amazing Artist: Henry Ossawa Tanner

October 4, 2014 |

This amazing artist’s mother was born into slavery, and he went on to become the first American black artist to gain international recognition.

Henry was a “preacher’s kid” (father an A.M.E. bishop), and his heart never left devotion to God, … Read More

UA Amazing Artist: “Grandma” Moses

October 1, 2014 |

I thought “Grandma” Moses would be a great inspiration to others, as she didn’t begin painting until she was in her 70’s!

Sheesh! I didn’t get my Bachelor’s until I was 40, so maybe I have a special appreciation for … Read More