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Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Cover Artist Jan Dicks

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Cover Artist Jan Dicks

Jan Dicks has a favorite quote: “The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.” Author Hans Christian Andersen said that, and to Dicks it perfectly expresses her quest to find the miraculous in the […]

Sharing the Joy: Cover Artist Gretchen Armbruster

Sharing the Joy: Cover Artist Gretchen Armbruster

By Kelly Rasmus The doodling on the edges of Gretchen’s classwork did not go unnoticed by her Fourth Grade teacher. Suggesting art lessons to her parents, her teacher probably didn’t realize she was setting a path for Gretchen’s life … Read the full article in […]

Painting Therapy: Cover Artist Claire Friedrichs Taylor

Painting Therapy: Cover Artist Claire Friedrichs Taylor

by Lori Murphy Never underestimate the power of immersing children in experiences, values and talents you hope they will carry with them into life. It is often to those earliest memories they turn in times of struggle and challenge. That has been true for this […]

Uplifting Motifs: Cover Artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

Uplifting Motifs: Cover Artist Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

by Leah Draffen NESTLED INTO THE BRICK and mortar of downtown Covington’s East Gibson Street, a surprising ray of colorful boldness exudes from Marianne Angeli Rodriguez’s studio gallery. Patterns, shapes and vibrant hues that speak joy and as the artist explains it, “vacation mode,” hang […]