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Vol. 48 • November/December • 2017


Michael Cheung

BACK TO WONDERLAND #7. Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 75cm. 2017 oil • acrylic • watercolor • mixed media • photography • digital art • sculpture • glass • ceramic • jewelry

Diana Whiley

SPIRIT OF SPRING. Digital Art, 60cm X 45 cm

magazine 79 NE 17th Terrace, Miami, FL 33132


Internationally Acclaimed Artists

M. Jane Johnson • Michael Cheung Helen Kagan PhD • Mila Ryk December 6 - 10, 2017 | Booth # 902 - B

©M. Jane Johnson

©Michael Cheung

©Helen Kagan

©Mila Ryk

Vol. 48 • November/December • 2017



In This issue: Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. publisher of Art & Beyond Publications is participating at the Spectrum Miami 2017 not only as a Media Partner for this event but also as an exhibitor. Art & Beyond is proud to announced that the Winter Print Edition Magazine along with the November/ December Online Issue will be presented at Spectrum/Red Dot Miami, December 6-19, 2017, Booth 902-B with extended promotional exposure for internationally acclaimed artists M. Jane Johnson, Helen Kagan PhD, Michael Cheung, Mila Ryk during the Art Basel Week Miami. In the November/December issue Art & Beyond continued to cover an upcoming and passed events where under our column Point of Interest you can find a pictorial article about SOFA Chicago 2017 an International Art Fair which took place in November 2017, an upcoming Art! Vancouver International Art Fair, April 19-22, 2018 and the Art Show “The Modernists – 3 Artists” currently on the display at Ossining Public Library Gallery, Ossining, NY.


Back Cover

Michael Cheung

M. Jane Johnson

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Diana Whiley

Maria Echeverri

Art & Beyond is proud to announce the following winners who’s work chosen to be published in November/December issue. Congratulations to Michael Cheung, his work “Back to Wonderland #7” is chosen for the Front Cover of November/December Issue. Artwork “Cross Purposes” by M. Jane Jonson is chosen for the Back Cover.

The Inside Front Cover won Diana Whiley for her work “Spirit of Spring”.

The Inside Back Cover was given to Maria Echeverri for an amazing set of contemporary jewelry “Marks of Life Collection”. The Publisher Choice Award to be published and promoted in the November/December issue was given to following artists: Natalya Parris, Sandy Den Hartog, Anna Maria Giordano, Helen Kagan PhD, Mila Ryk, Barbaras BilderKunst, Igor Eugen Prokop, Stephanie Holznecht, Kirsten Nash, Beata Pflanz, Karen J. Sander, Steven Lustig with One Page article and Eugene Kuperman, Wendy Coco, Nicholas Teetelli and Chris Fierro with Two Page article.

Point of Interest

Anna Maria Giordano


Art! Vancouver 7 The Modernists - 3 Atrists 9

Natalya Parris


Stephanie Holznecht


Karen J. Sander


SOFA 2017 through the eyes

of Art & Beyond Magazine


Sculpture • Jewelry

Fine Art Michael Cheung

M. Jane Jonson

Sandy Den Hartog



Maria Echeverri



Steven Lustig


Helen Kagan PhD


Mila Ryk


Barbaras BilderKunst


Igor Eugen Prokop Eugene Kuperman Kirsten Nash BEaTa Pflanz

Photography • Digital Art

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Wendy Coco


Chris Fierro


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Nicholas Teetelli


Diana Whiley


Congratulations to all! Publisher Art Director Interview Editor

Mila Ryk Mila Ryk Justin Hoffman Alina Lampert

Art & Beyond published 8 times a year. Six (6) Online issues and Two (2) printed issues. Distributed to the galleries, museumes and other

Entry Form to apply to be published in the Art & Beyond Online magazine is available at Membership Program application is available at For any additional information please contact Mila Ryk at • 5

April 19 to 22, 2018 Vancouver Convention Centre Art! Vancouver’s 4th international art fair showcases the best in modern and contemporary art. Attracting divese and distinguished exhibitors, fast becoming a favorite spot for art lovers, collectors, curators and art enthusiasts.

Exhilaration, oil on canvas, by Irina Gretchanaia

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Heads by Frank Hyder.

Artist Donna Giraud.

Art by Artlord at Art! Vancouver 2017.

Dedicated to raise awareness of the art scene in Western Canada is the mantra of curator and Art! Vancouver show founder and producer Lisa Wolfin Wayrynen. Lisa is a prolific art curator who knows how to please the aesthetics of her surroundings as she has proved as curator for the Hollyburn Country Club art collection in Vancouver to designing her own clothing line after her apprenticeship with Christian Dior. Her expression for the artistic has transcended to her creating the Art! Vancouver event in 2015 and it is developing into a global visual arts destination. Intended to bring together art appreciators, collectors and buyers with galleries and artists, this premier visual art event has attracted thousands annually to its location in the beautiful Vancouver Conference Centre. Through the participation of galleries, professional and emerging artists from around the globe ranging from ages 12 to 75, the idea of providing variety and diversity in the show is a prime initiative. This annual spring event has the inspiring backdrop of Vancouver as its canvas and in the foreground allows for galleries and artists to exhibit and show their work directly to their audiences. Art fairs have become one of the top tier methods for galleries and artists to exhibit their work as it places them in a position to interact with current and potential collectors they can hone over time. Through the opportunities to connect with them at the show and the ongoing ability to stay in touch with them using a variety of virtual and direct means, has opened up opportunities that hasn’t before been possible. Savvy artists know how to utilize this venue for their work and to gain exposure that is helpful on several paths. The first is to experience first-hand the comments and responses to their work from the public while also giving them the chance to develop a formidable patron base. One of many participants in Art! Vancouver for 2017 was Irina Grechanaia, an artist that has participated in a number of art shows from Art Expo New York, Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, among others. With Art! Vancouver she particularly appreciated the support the organizational team provided her and found it to be a definite asset. Irina also found the attendees to be from a broad spectrum of interests – interior designers to home décor professionals, art buyers and collectors.

Irina Grechanaia Art Display.

Artist Shakun Jangliani.

As Art! Vancouver has built a reputation over the years -it is enthusiastic about its next show in April 2018. The opportunity for galleries and artists to exhibit their work and become part of this important arts movement in Western Canada is exciting, fun and can be the most important step that galleries and artists can take in building a successful rapport with their client base moving forward. Authored by Shantel Susan, Art Consultant & Founder of Shantel’s Art & Design Inc. providing art consultancy services to a variety of art buyers and business advisory services to artists. To receive Curated Art Highlights

Artist Johan Andersson from Arts Unified Gallery. • 7

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THE MODERNISTS - 3 ARTISTS BIAGIO (GINO) CIVALE A Yonkers artist with a long international activity (67 years since his shows in Rome, Italy and Paris, France). Civale moves constantly from the representational side to the abstract view, almost like an oscillating pendulum clock. Recently he became more interested in the assemblage and collage creation. In this Ossining show Civale may exhibit some of his old work, sort of preferred work, simply his personal choices. Civale is not looking for a coherent presentation of a specific style or period. His artistic career has a large span of sixty-seven years, with over seventy solo exhibitions and participation in over two hundred juried and nonjuried group shows in the five continents. Civale can be found on Instagram @ studiocivale and at © BIAGIO (GINO) CIVALE

PAUL GRECO Life long Yonkers artist Paul Greco, is a member of The Upstream Art Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson and has Exhibitions internationally. After an expressionist period, with much work based on music, the artist has explored found objects, generally using strangely shaped pieces of metal. The two sided elements are somewhat reminiscent of continents and landforms as viewed from space. For his “Mobiles” Greco leaves one side naturally rusted and on the opposite side he paints designs that are reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphics and possible Extraterrestrial symbols. Greco is deeply interested in humanities future in space and contact with a higher intelligence; he has been researching these subjects for years in a creative and almost obsessive fashion. When Greco’s new Mobiles are shown next to his previous work, including his large abstract paintings, one gets a solid feeling of an advanced accomplishment. © PAUL GRECO

GEORGE M. GUTIERREZ A Riverdale artist, a New York Times photographer, is currently represented by Urban Studio plus Unbound Art Gallery of Yonkers. His studio is in the Carpet Mill Art District, in Yonkers, as well. He is a member of the YOHO group of artists and was a Pulitzer Prize winner in photography. Currently Gutierrez creates large mixed media paintings and combines. Music, musicians and the US flag are recurring subjects of his opus. His experimentation is ambitious both about the colors used and the shapes and the sizes, as well as the texture and the view angles. Gutierrez publishes his work, paintings and photographs, on Instagram, like a picture newspaper or magazine throwback of the past. In addition to his Photographer’s Journal, Gutierrez posts up to 30 images daily. Paintings, collages, drawings and photographs, black and white, and color, using digital as well as film cameras, Nikon and Leica, among others. He can be found on Instagram @gmg423.

OSSINING PUBLIC LIBRARY 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562 914.941.2416 • OPENING RECEPTION November 4, 2017, 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

The exhibition is open to the public during the Library hours through out the month of November 2017


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SOFA ­­ 2017 though the eyes of Art & Beyond Magazine you are born to create "YouIf work very hard. If you work very hard You have to share it! If you have to share it This is the place where all the Magic happens!


– Mila Ryk, publisher

© SOFA CHICAGO 2017 Opening Night Preview. For 24 years SOFA CHICAGO presents world’s preeminent art galleries, exhibiting the very best contemporary art and design in all media including ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, design, painting, photography, and works on paper. As one of the longest running, gallery-presented art fairs in the country the SOFA CHICAGO is offering for visitors and art collectors the opportunity to collect museum-quality works from some of the world’s most established galleries. The 2017 Fair showcased nearly 80 new and returning galleries displaying artwork by emerging and established artists.

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Atelier d'Art, France. Romain Juilha, manager.

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Galerie Crea, Canada.

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TenContemporary, USA. Kaetlin Jensvold, owner, Elisabett Gudmann, artist.

Murano Midwest Gallery. Chicago, IL. Janet Burson, manager. Photo credit Art & Beyond © All rights reserved.

Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery. Argentina. Steven Lustig - USA (1), Natasha Dikareva - USA (2), Sergio Valenzuela - GUATEMALA (3). Photo credit Art & Beyond © All rights reserved.

Hive Contemporary Gallery, USA. Jeanne Joseph, owner. Zhanna Martin, sculptor - USA. Photo credit Art & Beyond © All rights reserved.

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fine art

Michael Cheung

BACK TO WONDERLAND #5. Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 75cm. 2017 ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

Michael Cheung is a Chinese visual artist based in Hong Kong. Growing up in the former British Colony where East meets West, Michael is influenced by both Oriental and Western culture. His approach is edgy, sophisticated and creative one that understands the value of good art.

His art creation is deeply embedded within perception, memory, identity and communication in contemporary life. A self-taught artist, trained as a graphic designer, he has exhibited widely inside Hong Kong and internationally, with magazines such as Don’t Panic magazine. He is always seeking challenging projects to expand his artistic repertoire.

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M. Jane Johnson

HILLS & LAKES. Mixed Media, 20” x 20” ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

Mixed-media artist. M. Jane Johnson was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She discovered her love of art at a very young age and started taking private painting lessons in oil at the age of seven. Jane participated in a number of art contests as a child and won many awards. She went on to study art in college and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus in drawing and painting. While she was in college she had the opportunity to study art in Italy several times working

in pen and ink drawing the beautiful cities and scenes around her. After college she worked as a draftsperson and moved into corporate and B2B sales. Knowing one day she would go back to art, she became a full time artist in 2011. Jane has been a resident artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA since 2013 and she loves her large airy studio where she creates her layered mixed-media paintings. • 13

fine art

Helen Kagan PhD

PASSIONATA #2. SERIES “MOODS”. Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 24”. 2017 ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

Helen Kagan PhD, a holistic therapist and artist, has been developing her unique “Healing Arts” that can enhance healing to those in need, and become a vehicle for wellbeing. Coming from a family of scientists Helen’s always been fascinated with the left and right brain relationship which led her to study many things - from mathematics and science to psychology, therapy and healing to fine art, and finally to create her unique venue. Helen brings together Fine Art, Expressive Arts, and the Art of Healing by integrating healing frequencies of color, positively charged intention, embedded spiritual messages, and energetically balanced composition. “Healing Arts” has been shown in many physical and online galleries, cities, states, magazines, articles, catalogs, major Shows including SPECTRUM Miami, Art SanDiego, ArtHop VT, ArtEXPO NY, and others. She’s featured in many online Galleries including Saatchi, Fine Art America, Art&Beyond, 14 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

LightSpace&Time, ArtsyShark; was named a “Collectible Artist 2016” by Brickell and Key Biscayne Magazines (“Dealer’s Dozen”, Dec. Issue 2016); won awards, exhibited in NY, NJ, MI, AZ, WI, MN, CA,VT, and in many cities in FL. Helen currently has a large Solo Show in “All Souls” Spiritual Center, Burlington VT; in December - on display in AC Gallery in both, Miami and LA. Helen believes that now, more than ever, the World needs the positive energy and spiritually-based intentions, beliefs and values, and that art is a catalyst for healing individuals, society and the environment. Her passionate “Healing Arts” is a statement of all her beliefs.

Mila Ryk

PEACFUL DREAM II. SERIES “ORCHIDS”. Oil on Canvas, 20” x 20” ART & BEYOND STUDIO, INC. publisher of ART & BEYOND Magazine SPECTRUM / RED DOT 2017, DECEMBER 6 -10. Booth # 902-B

Mila Ryk is a 3rd generation artist born in the Ukraine. Inspired by Art Nouveau and amazed by the endless beauty of Orchids, she developed her unique style and technique, which gave her the ability to share her vision and feelings with her viewers. Mila Ryk unites line work of figures, brush strokes, colors and nature in one single form of harmony and beauty. Mila is listed with the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry as an Honored Member and published in the 2008-9 edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals.

In 2009 Mila’s artwork has been published in the Best of America Oil Artists, Volume II book. Her art was listed in the International Dictionary of Artists 2011. Mila’s work found home in private and corporate collections around the world. Mila Ryk is the owner of Art & Beyond Studio, Inc. and is the publisher and founder of Art & Beyond Publications. • 15

jewelry • digital art

Maria Echeverri

MARKS OF LIFE COLLECTION Collection inspired by the different paths and decisions we make in the course of our lives; each path and decision leaves different marks and scratches on us at every stage we are going through, but this doesn’t mean that we are going to lose our own beauty and essence. Photographer: Carlos Badia

MARÍA ECHEVERRI - Awarded 2 premio Lorenzo Il Magnifico in The XI Florence Biennale (Category of Jewellery Art), Honduran artist and designer María Echeverri focuses her work on experimentation of metals and techniques also gems. Accredited Jewellery Professional by GIA (Gemological Institute of America), her education includes courses about metalsmith techniques in New York, Jewellery Designer degree 16 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

from Palermo University, Contemporary Jewellery Workshop KM0, Mabel Pena and Gemmology in CEJ in Buenos Aires, Argentina, goldsmith courses, casting, chemistry and metal alloy in Colombia, and a degree in Marketing and International Business. She started bench work in 2008 with a jeweller mentor in Brighton, UK.​ • FB: /

Diana Whiley

POMEGRANATES. Digital Art. 50cm x 70 cm

AN UNFURLING OF DREAMS. Digital Art. 60cm x 65cm

I am exploring aspects of nature, myth and dreams that help us through change and renewal. Our identity gains strength from ritual and myth. Fruits often the harbinger, life giver and portent. Within the battle to accept change an unfurling. Seasons are a constant yet changeable, spring the most ardent bringer of renewal. Its bounty enriches and gives hope; like dreams, past and present that seem possible. • 17

fine art

INNERGOLD II. CollagenMalerei, Mixed Media on Hardpaper, 100cm x 70 cm. 2016

International Artist and Award Winner Participation | Exhibitions 2017 / 2018 Italien | Florence Solo Exhibition Galleria d´Arte Mentana Group Exhibitions ArtExpertise Firenze

Barbaras BilderKunst In the opinion of Mona Youssef Gallery, Curator, Jurist “Barbara Walder has been fascinated by nature since childhood which clearly reflected in her paintings striving to find answers about light and colors in nature and their relationship to man. Working with chalk and gouache, she adds special emphasis on naturalness, authenticity, originality and subjects matter which is important part of her existence. Barbara’s inner rhythm leads her to gracefully connecting elements with sensible brush strokes attracting and mystifying viewers. The moment of “now-ness” the transition from night to day, day to night fascinates her with its peculiar color, a moment of indecision in which its mysterious and perfect beauty unfolds.” Mona Youssef Mona Youssef Gallery 18 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

XI Florence Biennale 2017 Switzerland MAG - Montreux Art Fair 2017 Presented from Mona Youssef Gallery, Canada Austria ART Innsbruck 2018 Presented from ArtExpertise Firenze, Italy Switzerland Lausanne ART FAIR 2018 Presented from Mona Youssef Gallery, Canada Principality of Liechtenstein Visarte Triennale Liechtenstein 2018 Barbara Walder is living and painting in the Principality of Liechtenstein


IGOR PROKOP Igor Prokop was born in Budapest in 1953. He graduated from the Teacher Training College in Eger as a teacher of Biology and drawing in 1978. Igor studied Biology at József Attila University and Arts between 1981 and 1983 in Szeged, then philosophy in 1984 in Budapest. He also studied film aesthetics in 1987 and between 1991 and 1993 he studied design at the University of Applied Arts. Igor Prokop studied and worked in New York, Heidelberg, Auckland and several other places around the world. Everything is connected - nothing is meaningless. It does matter how you live, what you create, if you are going to have children, and what you are going to leave to them and their children as well. It does matter how much enlightenment you achieve! Every one of us has his own inner world made out of experience and personal learning within the system. “I want to preserve the past and to design the future. I want

to protect the universal systems and I would like to protect the teachings of those that have thought me everything: The Organon by Aristoteles; Holbach, On the Road by Kerouac; Jack London, Arnold Gehlen, Stephen Hawking and several other teachers from art, music, history and even from the internet. They all became guides on my way.” – Igor Prokop. “Our world permits no further mistakes. United mankind can solve its problems. We must work together! This is my final goal, the inspiration for my pictures: To create tolerant, creative and cooperative systems that are heading toward a spiritual unity. Everyone must learn and teach at his realm, everyone must learn to work together with the power of art. For it is only possible to compare the power of art to that of nature herself” stated Igor Prokop. • 19

photography • digital art

Nicholas Teetelli Fine Art Photography

THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 15" x 45"

NICHOLAS TEETELLI is both a published and international awardwinning fine art photographer. He was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts. During this period, Teetelli was introduced to art and photography, developing an interest in what would become his lifelong passion. While he took some photography courses in college, Nicholas Teetelli is primarily self-taught. Spanning the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and honed his skills independently, becoming an avid and serious amateur photographer who has recently turned professional. Although he lived and grew up in New York City, he has spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and 20 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

JESSIE'S NOCTURNAL VIII. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 30" x 40”

BLACK & WHITE REFLECTIONS. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 30" x 40”

invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States, receiving many awards for this work. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, a featured artist at major art shows at Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, as well as being the only photographer to be featured on

BLACK & WHITE REFLECTIONS II. Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper, 30" x 40”

Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries. He almost exclusively uses Leica cameras and lenses which yield superior results for him. He has recently added a Hasselblad medium format camera to his bag. • • 21

fine art

Eugene Kuperman

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. Oil on Canvas, 36" x 24". 2015

Eugene Kuperman was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1987 and now lives in Southern California. Since childhood, Eugene enjoyed drawing anything that inspired him. Eugene has been sketching since he was three years old and painting since he was seven. He has created over four hundred pieces and thousands of sketches. Eugene’s work is in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothschild who has many notable works in his collection 22 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

by artists like: Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of those artists as well as the work commissioned from Eugene. From 2010 to his passing in 2014, Eugene Kuperman studied with a renowned Russian artist Leonid Steele whose works are in many museums in the world, including pieces in the notable Tretakov Gallery in Russia. One of Leonid’s former teachers was a student of a famous Russian landscape

1915. Oil on Linen, 36" x 24". 2017 painter: Isaac Levitan and another teacher he had, was a student of the famous Russian artist: Ilya Repin. For Eugene, art is about inspiration. He has been exhibiting since 2006. In 2008, Eugene traveled for a study abroad trip to Paris, France to study the old masters from life at the Louvre. He was very much inspired by the Rubens room there as well as the two Michelangelo sculptures; Dying Slave and Rebellious Slave. Another piece that left an impression on Eugene was Theodore Gerricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. Since late 2014, early 2015, Eugene took a new direction in art. He took upon himself to create works of social commentary which to any extent educate, enlighten, and promote change in society. Eugene Kuperman is a listed artist and his work has been published in various art books, magazines, and newspapers.

NEVER AGAIN. Oil on Linen, 30" x 40". 2016 • 23

fine art

DRAMA QUEEN. Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 48”

Kirsten Nash Kirsten Nash (KNASH) is an award winning Canadian musician, a touring and session multi-instrumentalist and singer, as well as composer/lyricist. She has had her poetry published in literary reviews, has written two rock operas that were staged in the United States and Canada and has recorded three albums of her own music. Throughout the span of her musical career, Kirsten has always created art, focusing her incredible energy in the past several years on painting; Kirsten is the definition of a Renaissance woman. Kirsten celebrates humanity and nature in her art, in her tireless search for beauty in the soul of the world and people around her. She seeks to give perspective, to inspire emotion and remind us of our connection to the earth and each other, and is honored when she is often told that her audience “feels” her work before they really see or hear it. In the past twelve months Kirsten’s paintings have been shown 24 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

at Art!Vancouver 2016, the Red Dot Art Fair Miami 2016, Art New York 2016, the DMF Gala at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco, and the Princess Grace Academy during the Monaco Grand Prix. Kirsten recently returned from an exhibition at the Gallerie Carre Dore in Monaco that featured two of her paintings, including “Drama Queen” in it’s window. Kirsten is looking forward to seeing her art represented by Novem Fine Art in Miami 2017 and New York 2018, and at the newly opened Boheme Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada and of course she will be hosting her own booth at Art!Vancouver again in 2018. “It’s all about connectivity…whether reaching into my soul in the execution of my work, to the universe that inspires it or with the people who are touched by it; I’m trying to translate, to paint love, to spread it everywhere and hope it turns out to be contagious.”

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fine art ARTeIDY’S (IV). 2016. Oil on Linen, 80cm x 80 cm

BEAta Pflanz BEAta Pflanz, is an interdisciplinary artist; painting, murals, happening, poetry, prose, and much more, encompess her braod spectrum of work. She creates, exhibits around the world and is represented by VA Gallery Poland. She participated in a number of exhibits around the world. Curators noted Beata is “on the way”. BEAta has a long list of exhibitions and her work has been on display around the world: NYC in Manhattan 2014; Taos, NM, US - during the International Art Residency; Switzerland – Art Basel in 2015 as well as in the Europe: London, Berlin, Rome, Lisboa (with Polish Embassy), Madrid - many times in Prado Foundation, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Tokyo and many others.... BEAta is well known and widely exhibited in Warsaw, Poznan, Ostrów, Bydgoszcz, Ksiaz, Torun - in Poland, her own country. BEAta works daily with VA Gallery where she had a solo exhibition titled The Seventh Dimension in which he presented over 30 large formati oil paintings. About the exhibition, Beata explains 26 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

“I am wondering about time - it’s duration, it’s continuity, and our determinant of it. What is it? I am also interested in space, not just it’s ubiquitous third dimension all around us, but mental space, things experienced, and those that are not. The time and mental space during an illness or surgery. I wonder how time and space are constituting our ‘Here and Now’. What creates my reality and me? Which dimension is real? It is really real? I feel that I have experienced other worlds, but is this just my experience, or could there be others who feel the same way? In my attempt to portray other dimensions, in words or in paintings, will others see and feel the work as I do? For me, it is my cosmos.” Beata is most famous for her greatest work I Live In My Own Painting, It means she turned (herself) and her own house into a one huge picture (exterior). It is 400 meters squere (2009). Since 2015 she has been working on a new painting. VA Gallery Poland,

GUITAR. Acrilic on Wood, 43cm x 60cm. 2015

Anna Maria Giordano You can see in the varied artworks by Anna Maria Giordano the research into an ultimate end of painting: to transform every kind of experience, from the dream to the everyday life, from the microscope to the stars vision, from realism to abstraction, in a continual pursuit of quality and in the foundation of a new expressive language. Each work reveals an accomplished harmony, and one senses the preparatory part, such as the choice of the medium, on which she will impress pigments, sometimes very earthy, securing the light to be turned into life energy; or as a hardworking choice between dozens of drawings and/or anyway images, to retrace a spiritual path of classical architecture. The result is a pattern of the image with a central perspective into deep space projecting plans, through the firm path of diagonal lines, re-edited the “divina proportione” of the golden section of the Grand Masters. You understand a follow-up, marked through time, as a moment of pure reflection: a formal control of the balance between space, light and image through the scrupulous examination of the ended work at the mirror, subject to the introspective "labor limae". Real root of rigor and memory, that, enhancing severity and discipline, even more vivifies the sight of the harmony of these works. Her works deliver the legacy of the past to the evocative power of the present. Intense brushstrokes, the result of chromatic passages thinning down, but equally sweet and tireless, they own the space: the incommensurable, between the real and the metaphysical, which the peaceful introspective proceeding

by the artist gives to painting of timeless high poetic value, between evocative spirituality and thematic inspiration. Anna Giordano shows us the reality of the unreal: everything is illusion. Even life. On a sort of instinctive expressionism, supplemented by cubist and futurist depictions, Anna Giordano elaborates an image basic structure of high dynamism and immediate visual impact, deliberately without excessive erudite references. From it, the artist moves his tries in an abstract area, in the surrealist and dadaist field with certain unpredictable and playful combinations of shapes and heterogeneous materials. Altogether in her works one can recognize that substantial component of eclecticism that is the basis of the production of Anna Giordano images. A component that, paradoxically, we could consider as homogenizing all her activity. – Manlio Gaddi, September 2016. • 27

fine art LEAF. Acrylic on Paper, 11”X14”

FLYING BIRD. Acrylic on Paper, 11”X14”

Natalya B. Parris Natalya B. Parris express herself and view of the world through color, color combinations and shapes. When she creates abstract art, she feels completely free. There is no taboo of what colors she can choose or combine, or what technique to use. After Ms. Parris have finished painting the artworks, they have life of their own. During the process of drying, acrylic colors may mix together or dry at different

times. These factors could create a picture different than what she planned and that add excitement and element of surprise to her artist journey. This is why every piece of her abstract art is unique, and even she, who knows a lot of tricks, secrets of colors and acrylic paints, cannot create exact duplicates of her paintings. They are inimitable, but they are all united by the fact that they came from her heart, love and soul. 28 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

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LOVE AND ITS UPS AND DOWNS. Acrylic and Household Ceiling White, 36” x 36”

Stephanie Holznecht STEPHANIE is originally from the Southeast coast of England, immigrating to the USA at the age of nineteen. She attended UW-Whitewater upon arrival, and obtained a BA in graphic design and fine art. She worked as a graphic designer and art director for many years. Although she originally worked in realism, her current artistic style now centers on abstract art. A lot can be attributed to the many workshops in abstract painting she has taken. These inspired her to let go of her minutely detailed realistic artwork and free herself up to feel art in a more emotionally charged manner. Her present style incorporates a number of different paints into each painting. Her mixed media work has inspired her to seek new avenues of inspiration, delving deeper into her emotional center to create more expressive paintings. These paintings have grown ever stronger with each new piece she paints. It has been a journey to reach the level of emotional binding she has attained. Each artwork holds a thought or emotion unique to her, as she manipulates the colors across the canvas. Her mixed media work can have many or few elements within it. It depends on how she feels that day. She moves the paint 30 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

around the canvas in a strong decisive manner, knowing her emotions are guiding her. A few moves of her utensils create a window into her soul; open and free from outside influences, yet her emotions have their roots there. The finished piece is a complex creation of mixed emotions, coming together to form a cohesive piece of art. “The inspiration that I take from experiencing life creates a feeling that continues to inspire me. I don’t think, as an artist, that is something I could ever lose,” she says. She has exhibited at countless venues throughout the USA, including New York, Miami, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Baton Rouge and Laguna Beach, and internationally in Dubai, New Delhi, Florence, Milan, Venice and London. She has also been honored with some prestigious awards worldwide including a Bronze Award at an exhibition in London, England, First Place at an exhibition in Florence, Italy, Best of Show at an exhibition in Chicago IL, and Juror’s Choice at an exhibition in Sturgeon Bay WI. Her art is in the permanent collections of corporate and private establishments worldwide. •

SHADOW. Mixed Media, 120cm x 80cm

“The changing rhythm of her brushes easily traces the ethereal spaces landing them on her canvas with majestic movements.” Misha Birmaher, Curator

Karen J. Sander Karen J. Sander (Colombia, 1962) is an artist that received her training at the Art League School in Alexandria Virginia and tutelage from teachers in Colombia such as Plutaco León Idrobo Manzano (Maestro Plim), Guillermina Strohbach, Jairo Rosas Miranda, Clementina Ampudia and Karen Christians at the Artisan Asylum Somerville, MA.

International Business from Southern New Hampshire University, and studied Piano Performance & Composition in addition to Sound Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

Karen received her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in

Sander has exhibited internationally in Colombia, Italy, France, and the U.S. and has been published in the Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art-International Vol. II. • 31

photography • digital art

Chris Fierro

BOW LAKE. Photography. Durst Lambda Print, 39” x 25”

Born on October 5, 1978 in southern Chile, Christian Fierro trained as an architect in his hometown of Temuco. From his childhood he showed interest in the arts, an interest that translates into his fascination with drawing. His passion for digital design tools and fractal geometry led him to investigate

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different digital design media to explore the possibilities and almost infinite variations of abstract computer-generated expressions. For five years, he has been working as a hobbyist until his work is discovered on Instagram by gallery owner and curator Mona

HALEAKALA SUMMIT. Photography. Print on Metallic Paper, 50” x 26”

Youssef, who selects him for the XI Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy, and at the X contemporary art Artshopping at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. Both exhibitions, carried out in 2017, mark the beginning of the career of Chris Fierro as an emerging artist of international level.

artistic work comes to be the conjunction of his personal interests in design, architecture, photography, drawing and technology, resulting in a unique plastic language that manages to trap and confuse the observer's senses

Christian defines himself as a self-taught digital artist, whose • 33

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Wendy Coco "Photography or Philosophical Thoughts"

BETWEEN SHOOTS. Photography.


As a Professional Photographer it's easy for me to say that my comfort zone lies behind the camera. However when I passed 40 I began thinking about how we focus so much on youth and beauty. Women turn 40 plus every day, and everyday women struggle with their body image. We are taught to be de-sensitized to our own selves and to believe 34 • Art & Beyond • November/December 2017

life is for the young and super attractive. Objectified, treated poorly and overlooked by even ourselves, this series was not to show myself, but meant to level the playing field. If you don't think over 40 can be sexy and that we aren't more than just women, your sadly mistaken - We are Artist, Dr's, Mom's, Sisters, best-friends, Professional and all of the above - we are


THE EXECUTIVE. Photography.

powerhouses, forces to be reckoned with. We hold down jobs, raise our children, We are; the past, the future and beautiful everyday and every year. We are wisdom and wisdom is sexy. Empowerment doesn't come from what others think about us- its about how we feel about ourselves and the pure simple fact is that just because we are women - we are powerful and beautiful. • 35

sculpture • jewelry

Pendant is TIBETAN TURQUOISE. Colors in Tibetan Turquoise are so lovely. They range from Dark to a Pale Cream. Surrounding the Pendant are graduated sizes of the Tibetan Turquoise and Sterling Silver Spacers. Lovely!!

A truly ETHNIC AFRICAN NECKLACE. Rich Amber separated by shells from South Africa. African Silver Bicone Beads with oblong Carnelian Gemstones. Graduated from large to small. Quite a unique piece of Antiquity.

Sandy Den Hartog is a Native Californian. She now resides in Lake Havasu City Arizona. Her current home, she and her husband had built for themselves, faces the water with the desert a short distance behind and as a backdrop a dramatic and rather large mountain range. With this view Sandy has taken the time to absorb the impact of this beauty and pieced together jewelry that exemplifies each geographical characteristic, blending them into original jewelry objects. She is an Award Winning Artist. Sandy has placed in numerous Juried Art Shows throughout Arizona. Her romantic pieces of art continue to be showcased at David Rafaels in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Other distinguished pieces of jewelry designed completely from within her personal workshop are in the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona and Africa and Beyond Gallery in La Jolla, CA. Malouf on The Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a self taught artist. Her jewelry displays both serene and harmonious qualities that have been

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regarded as the highest of models. Her work covers a wide range of Style, from Ethnic, Classic, to Over the Top and Everyday Chic. She refers to herself as displaying "ARTISTIC FREEDOM." Sandy loves to mix everything up. The old with the new, and the big with the small. Although quite versatile in her design she leans toward the large and Ethnic Style. Many of Her Designs are created as she sleeps. She considers them to be her most excellent art pieces. Gemstones and Artifacts used in her talented designs have been found in her many World Wide Travels. These and and so much more from the nations she has visited, are incorporated into the designs made by Sandy. Sandy also feels, "If you can't see your JEWELRY from across the room, why bother."

STACKED BLUE FIGURE. Argentinian Blue Onyx on Limestone, 8h x 10 x 8

Steven Lustig This art is born out of a love of the human form and its natural motion. Throughout time, man has studied virtually every aspect of himself in great depth. These sculptures represent a further step in that long lineage of study. They are founded in the very basis of the ancient tradition of human anatomy. A study that dates back to the Greeks and beyond. The sculptures incorporate aspects of human motion that started with Kouros figures and developed during the renaissance. These modern versions of this ancient art form are further influenced by the works of the Italian Futurists, Umberto Boccioni, Balls and others. They take flight through the sheer force of human biomechanics and the internal energy that stones and human models bring to the process. Each one of these sculptures comes directly from the beautiful art form of life drawing. Live models, many of whom are artists in their own right, bring their art of human motion into the process. It’s in capturing the flow of these beautiful human beings in drawings that the sculptures are born. You can follow the development of this work on Instagram and FB. Recently the works have been featured at Sculpture in the Park 2016, Loveland Colorado, Spectrum Miami, Art Expo

New York, Blue Azul Collection, San Diego, and Trousdale Modern, Palm Springs. This year, I exibited at the La Quinta Arts Festival, March 2017 for the first time, Sculpture in the Park, Loveland Colorado, 2017 and more. . . • 37

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