Art, Writing, // December 27, 2013

Karen Commings – PHOTOGRAPHER

In April of 2013, I attended a Light & Creativity workshop sponsored by the Harrisburg Camera Club. The keynote address by John Barclay, “Imagine, Create, Believe,” was a call to action for all budding (and perhaps seasoned) photographers to keep producing work that you love, to not give up, and […]

Art, Writing, // December 27, 2013

Did You SEE That?

Lately I’ve been thinking about what it is that makes me love photography so much. Besides it being a wonderful outlet for my creative side (and a welcome distraction from accounting or housework), just what is it that makes me want to grab my camera and go, every day? The […]

Art, Writing, // December 26, 2013


When I was a kid, I loved it when my school took us to Severance Hall in downtown Cleveland to listen to the Cleveland Orchestra. The music was sublime, and it soothed my budding ADD soul. Before the concert actually began, many of the musicians had to tune up their […]

Art, Writing, // December 26, 2013

Sunday Discovery

    Sunday Discovery began as a series of Sunday photo excursions to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for John Wright and myself. For John, a seasoned professional photographer (, it was a continuation of his fascination with photographing certain areas of that city. John has a rich and extensive history in all […]

Art, Writing, // December 11, 2013

Exposición Ángeles y Demonios

Lewinson Art, se dedica a promover el arte y dándose a esta tarea, organizó la exposición “Ángeles y Demonios” en conjunto con la Sra. Irma Huerta. Ésta exposición se inauguró en el Club Tiempo Presente  el 28 de noviembre . Esta exposición esta integrada por los siguientes artistas:   Agustín […]

Art, // November 25, 2013

ARTS ALIVE! – Paris – Galerie Jean-Luc Méchiche

Arts Illustrated visited the city of Paris this September. With only 7 days, we could just begin to know this wonderful city, its people and its art scene, but we hope to be back soon. This article is the first of five. The first galerie that we found, and greatly […]

Art, // November 22, 2013

Pelicans in Pink, a lesson in Creativity

When I first became a nature photographer about six years ago, I went to seminars–lots of them–given by established pros whose work I admired. And I’d hear them talk about how important it was to shoot during the “magic hour”–the hour straddling sunrise when the light is just emerging and […]

Acting, Art, Dance, Music, Writing, // September 1, 2013


We are a global, online arts magazine ( We are scheduled to “Officially” launch the site on Sept. 31, 2013. We have started a Facebook page – . The purpose of Arts Illustrated is to celebrate and promote the “Arts” by celebrating the work, the artists and the wonderful […]

Art, Writing, // August 30, 2013

Don’t Leave Me Here

Don’t Leave Me Here Darkness shrouds my house It has no windows or doors There is no way back in Everything is gone I sit here cliff side Unable to turn back Afraid of what lies ahead Looking down at unknown light Calling out, “Don’t Leave Me Here!” Copyright Chris […]

Art, Writing, // August 16, 2013

Out of the Storm

Storm clouds blanket the sky Dark and grey, they come rolling by Rain thrashes down, stinging my face It hits me head on as I pick up the pace Unforgiving, I’m soaked to the bone “Come on legs, carry me home” A glimmer of hope, Sunrays shine bright I walk […]

Art, Writing, // August 16, 2013

Bent But Not Broken

Bowed with the weight anguish Head down…darkness consumes him As he battles up a hill against the odds His tears falling… disappearing into the rain But in the midst of torment… A glimmer of hope Although stooped over in pain… He acknowledges that he is still moving forward Through his […]

Art, // August 16, 2013

Finding Your View

At the outset, let’s get something out of the way. Cameras do NOT take pictures. Our brains do. It doesn’t matter whether you use an iPhone or a Canon EOS 1Dx. What your camera captures depends entirely on what you SEE. And, what you see depends on HOW you see. […]

Art, // August 14, 2013

The World of William Wray

William Wray resides in California. He studied painting at the Art Students League in NY and has made his living for many years as a cartoonist and now paints regional subject matter. He blends abstract expressionism and realism into a realistic expression, which stands as a bridge into the contemporary […]

Art, // August 14, 2013

A Heart Beats in Brooklyn #1

I went to my local hardware and garden store, Crest Hardware, to get tomato and Strawberry plants for my fire escape. The first thing I noticed as we entered the backyard was a huge, intricately painted ship. “Wow,” I thought, “this is a serious piece of artwork. One of the […]

Art, Writing, // August 14, 2013

Broke Down

“Broke Down” No matter how many times you put your hand in your pocket You still have eighteen cents. No matter how many times you dial the cell phone number It just keeps ringing No matter how many times you turn the ignition It still grinds then clicks. No matter […]

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