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Do You Need the Best Stuff?

Brandon Long Creative Director Sometimes I’ll have people that want to start trying their hand at art ask me, “What does it take to get started?”  What materials should they invest in to get off to a good start?  A lot of that may depend on who you ask – their... View Article

Comfort in Uncertainty

by Brandon Long, Creative Director Artists are among the few people that can have no clue where they are going and yet love every minute of it.  It is not uncommon for artists to start a new work and have no predetermined conclusion worked out in their mind as to... View Article

May the Series Be with You

I can’t wait.  As a Star Wars fan, I am eagerly anticipating the latest film (released 12/15/17) to see what adventures befall our Jedi heroes.  I’m not a dress in cosplay, read the books, collect-all-the-figures, make-your-own-lightsaber level of a fan, but I have seen all of the films, and enjoy losing... View Article

Abstraction: the Inner Struggle

Brandon Long Creative Director “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” – Edgar Degas. While he might not have been the most abstract painter, I think Degas nails the difficulty of abstraction with this quote.  To most that have never tried it, abstract... View Article

The Beauty of Rules

Brandon Long Creative Director, Community Arts Center So many people outside of the creative industry (AKA Art) – have the belief that artists just go around breaking the rules all the time.  They see us as wild rebels – that we are bound by no restrictions.  As artists, I think... View Article

Personal Connections Sell Art

At the Community Arts Center in Danville, Kentucky, we just had our best-selling show in at least a decade – perhaps even an all-time record.  During the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky’s (PAACK) En Plein Air exhibit, the Arts Center sold an unprecedented amount of art.  While the show... View Article

Art is for Everyone

I just came back from an amazing event in Austin, Texas, that is put on by the Kennedy Center called the LEAD Conference (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability).  This annual conference is all about making the arts accessible to audiences with disabilities and I learned all kinds of things... View Article

Dali on TV

Written by: Creative Director, Brandon Long In the 1950s, a popular television show, “What’s My Line?” revolved around a simple premise.  Guests would appear before a panel of celebrities that would ask a series of yes and no questions to try to determine the guests’ occupation.  The show featured all... View Article

Love It or Hate It – Either is Fine

Earlier this month, I participated in my first art festival – ever.  I was part of the Great American Art Festival, a newly-added (since last year) visual art component of the Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF).  The Brass Band Festival has been going strong in Danville, KY for 28 years... View Article