Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The power of Etsy

I was living in New York at that time. Everybody thought it was very cool buy something different and unique and actually, I agreed too, It was they were talking about. The website that "enables people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers". Everybody can have access to a huge marketplace and showcase their art or objects or clothes or accessories. I think It's simple and I think It's great. Then last week I read an article on the main Italian newspaper about the power of Etsy, 5 million merchants and a PIL bigger than a nation. "Handmade nation" is also a movie about the rise of Diy, arts and crafts. So, For those who still do not know what Etsy is...check it out. Both if you are an artist or a buyer!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Architectural beauties

Pardon my being Italian and, as such, yes I am a soccer fan. We won the world cup 4 years ago, and now, alongside other big favorites like Brazil, Argentina, England and Spain, we are in South Africa fighting to win the cup again.
A part from the fact that the championship is in Africa for the first time ever, the curious thing is about the incredible architectural structure of the new stadiums. Look at these:

One last thing about Artlink:
Call For Entry! Artlink's 8th Regional Exhibition Prospectus is now available. Artists within 100 miles of Fort Wayne, Indiana are eligible. Download the full prospectus at

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday 12th June Downtown Fort Wayne

This forthcoming Saturday: Drop Your Avant Garde from 6pm-12am at 800 Block of Calhoun Street
Join the DID and Comcast for art, live music, food and drink specials, and more as four NEW unique art exhibits will be created in unconventional urban spaces.
These venues include 816 Pint & Slice, Dash-In, Loaf ‘n Ladle, The Garden Beauty & Barber Studio, and Ryan Hadley Studio. These locations will have new art, live music and food and drink specials.

Artlink news/updates:
-Organic Perspectives will be in the gallery until July 7th! Check out papercuttings from Deborah Whistler done by hand! Believe me, they are spectacular!
-Spend a week with Cara Lee Wade exploring CS4 Adobe Photoshop and get three graduate credits for that week through the University of Saint Francis. You can't beat a semesters worth of credits in one week! Check out for the registration form.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Organic Perspectives opens at Artlink, don't miss it!

June 4 - July 7
Opening reception for Organic perspective will be on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 6-9 p.m.
5 artists will be featured: Paul Adams, photographer (Lindon, Utah), Dale Clifford, printmaker (Savannah, Georgia), Lori Hepner, photographer (McKees, Pennsylvania), Justin Miller, painter (Fort Wayne, IN) and Deborah Whistler, paper cutting (Hanover, Indiana).
Push Pin Gallery: Works by Diane Overmyer