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Artist Interview- WAV Resident Jillian Nye

JNP1Jillian Nye: Performer, Artist, & Stylist

 

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Artist Interview- WAV Resident Julinya Vidigal De Vince

01Stumbling upon an artist that can twist and formulate her painting style upon request is like stumbling upon unseen collections by the masters among the history of art. Julinya Vidigal De Vince is a fantastic artist that currently lives and works in her unit at the WAV.

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Artist Interview- WAV Resident Larissa Strauss

leadIt's time to cancel your flights and reservations, no longer will you need to travel thousands of miles to the ruins of Byzantium in Ravenna, Italy--now you can view the ancient art of Mosaics right here in the 805. Ravenna, a small city on the coast of Northern Italy, holds some of the world's finest preserved examples of the most intricate and difficult type of mosaics, which is aptly named the Ravenna Method. Larissa Strauss, an artist that is currently living and working at the WAV (Working Artists Ventura) project has made use of the Ravenna Method due to inspiration from a Scottish artist she met in Ravenna. He taught her this technique, and although difficult and very time consuming, she decided to use it for the purpose of a more painterly result for her pieces.

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Artist Interview- WAV Resident Sarah Wiley

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“I absolutely love living here. The energy is great and I enjoy being around so many creative neighbors. It's great having such diversity, there are musicians, painters, writers, photographers, actors, sculptors and many other types of artists”.
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Artist Interview: WAV Artist Johni “Red Thunder”Helohahoma

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Johni Helohahoma is another WAV artist, whose last name translates to “Red Thunder.”
 
Talk to Helohahoma for only about five minutes, and you might already be hit information overload, as he offers a wealth of knowledge on Native American culture.

 
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Artist Interview- WAV Resident W. Michael Bingham

leadW. Michael Bingham, 57, discovered his passion for art at around 13-years-old back in his Greenville, Ohio middle school. He was in seventh grade and his art teacher was presenting a lesson on how to draw three-dimensionally.

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Artist Opening: WAV Artist Diane Ippel

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Diane Ippel: A renaissance woman
 
Diane Ippel is a singer, a musician, a hammered dulcimer expert, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a teacher, an environmentalist, a mother, and so much more. Yes, she is truly a renaissance woman of our time. Diane believes that everything happens for a reason. When she heard about WAV earlier this year, she knew that she had stumbled upon it because it was the right move for her. “I have such a strong urge to be green, which is what WAV encourages. I am so excited to create a new culture here,” says Diane. She packed up as many of her belongings as soon as she could and made the long trip from Illinois to California. Now, she could not be happier. “I love being near my son [who is also a WAV artist] and being near all of these amazingly talented artists,” she says.
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Artist Interview: WAV Artist Mark Mollgaard

 
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Mark Mollgaard, speaks with a soft-spoken croon. In his picture, featured in the WAV brochure, he poses with a jokingly frantic facial expression –wide-eyed, face tightened and hair disheveled.
 
"I am in my most creative mode when I transcend my own knowledge of what I am doing. Therefore, when you ask me, 'What are you making?' Don't be surprised if I answer 'I don't know.' When I answer like that, I am in a realm I have literally never been [in] before, and THAT is where my most creative answers originate," says Mollgaard in a post-interview e-mail after fully gathering his thoughts.
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Artist Interview: WAV Artist Pete Ippel

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When 31-year-old Pete Ippel creates art, he aims to "express complex ideas in compelling ways." These complex ideas stem from his background in high-jumping and scientific research. Ippel uses the themes he learned in both pastimes when approaching his work.
 
"What I learned from my coaches and through my experience is that if you want to improve at something, you make a plan and you execute that plan and you learn as you go," says Ippel, who also chooses to learn from his artistic failures, staying persistent by trying to produce the piece again.
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