Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression Thirty three years ago, the semiotician Umberto Eco wrote: “A text, once written, no longer has anyone behind it; it has, on the contrary, when it survives, and for as long as it survives, thousands of interpreters ahead of it. Their reading of it generates other texts, which can be paraphrase, commentary, […]

Art Force Hosts Bolder Options for a NE Minneapolis Mural Tour

Art Force Hosts Bolder Options for a NE Minneapolis Mural Tour

Last month Art Force hosted mentors and mentees from Bolder Options for a biking tour of the many murals in the North East Arts District of Minneapolis. Bolder Options is a non profit organization that pairs up referred youth with mentors to teach them healthy life skills and positive choices. We departed from Art Force […]

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

“Fine Art for $1.00 per day” – The New SmartArt Subscription Program to be Launched by Art Force   “Fine art for $1 dollar per day” is the new tagline for Art Force’s SmartArt Subscription Program. The program originally came about several years ago after realizing that many of the organizations we at Art Force […]

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

Record Number of Guests Experience Art Force at 7 Year Anniversary Party

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Corporate Art Force
Record Number of Guests Experience Art Force at 7 Year Anniversary Party

We celebrated our 7th year anniversary with an open house party on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Our theme was “Experience Art Force” and we gave our guests the experience through guided tours, self-tours, and a live artist demo by our very own Steve Brumbaugh. Click here to see photos from previous Art Force open house parties. Party goers […]

Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Art History, Fine Art, Philosophy
Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

What we mean is not, clearly, a third physical dimension.  Nor, necessarily, the pleasant falsities of perspective.  Instead, depth in painting, in any form of art, is expressed along the measure of emotion. Which we should not be ashamed to acknowledge.  Rather, we should wander at the fact that op artists like Bridget Riley  and […]

Hospitality Art, Millennials and the Changing Landscape

Hospitality Art, Millennials and the Changing Landscape

Hospitality Art & Millennials News flash! Millennials are the fastest growing customer segment in the world. OK, while we’ll admit this isn’t really breaking news at this point, it still is extremely important for the future of hospitality and countless other industries. With that in mind, it’s no wonder why copious amounts of research has gone into examining […]

The Power of Positive Distraction

The Power of Positive Distraction

Positive Distraction When we hear the word “distraction”, we often associate it with something that gets in the way of us reaching our goals. Here at Art Force, our space is filled with “distractions”. Can you guess what might be the positive distraction filling up our space? Art of course! This term is not all […]

Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Artist of the Month
Artist of the Month: Karen Wilcox

We are pleased to announce that Karen Wilcox is our September Artist of the Month. Karen is a mixed-media artist working in painting, sculpture, and video. She explores feminine wisdom and strength while questioning gender biases. Inspiration for her work comes from religion, myth, feminism, and the subconscious. Below we discuss Karen’s personal background and […]

Mural Monday: The Tortoise & Harriet

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Mural Art, Public Art
Mural Monday: The Tortoise & Harriet

Mural Monday: Dulk in Denver We are back with another Mural Monday. The Spanish street artist, Dulk, recently created a mural in Denver, Colorado for the street art festival, The Crush. The brightly colored, highly illustrative piece has a contemporary take on the classic story “The Tortoise and the Hare.” One of Aesop’s Fables, the […]