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Picardo explained to me the meaning behind the name of his recent show, Vuela Grito. “It means to yell or scream loudly, from deep within your soul,… from a kind of spiritual place”
That’s not a real surprise if you already know him. Much about Picardo’s body of work suggests a certain sensitivity, or a sense of self-awareness in regards to the existential forces in nature, and within our own lives. Picardo’s passionate visual narratives are openly apparent in his use of vibrant colors, bold and seductive lines and shading, and sensual shapes. His sense of humility, and a genuine interest in meaningfully connecting on a deeper level with the viewer, serves as a perfect balance to temper his vision into something so readily appealing to so many people.
An Irregular Heartbeat: The Artists & History of Heartside Gallery & Studio is a new book recently released to showcase the diversity and culture from a wide range of artists working throughout the last 20 years at Heartside Gallery in downtown Grand Rapids MI. Continue reading
Grand Rapids, MI – local music review – The Wallace Collective EP has a little bit of everything, yet manages to maintain a sense of cohesiveness, while wisely leaving the listener satisfied, but still wanting just a little bit more. Continue reading
On Saturday, May 4th 2013, Grand Rapids MI band Chain of Lakes releases their newest album, “Softer Sticks”. Continue reading
On Friday, March 8, 2013, West Michigan Center for Peacebuilding will host the opening reception for “Ancestral Art” Indigenous Voices, An Artist Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups. Continue reading