Creating ‘The Mountain’ by Jason Garcia Ignacio

"When I applied for the Commission it was just supposed to be a story about the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo... As I started creating, the idea came to connect the volcanic eruption to other kinds of environmental destruction."

Creating the Temporary by Laurel Lukaszewski

My recent work has been influenced considerably by the concept “ichi-go ichi-e” (一期一会), originally from the tea ceremony, meaning “one lifetime, one meeting” or “once in a lifetime.”

My Ritual of Snaphot by Kathryn Boland

No one to judge me but myself. No one to please or rubric criteria to meet. Just me, the ducks, the trees, the water, and my camera. Click. Swoosh. Quack.

Adventures in Sharpieland by Andrea Noel

I was born in Selma, Alabama, but raised in Trinidad and Tobago. True to my ancestral roots, I love bold lines and bright colors, and my medium...

Scoring One Mutual Happiness with Uncle Funsy by Rich O’Meara

Most of the time when I’m making music I’m holding mallets or sticks. My first instrument was my older brother John’s drum set. When I was about ten...