Okay Player took legendary musician Aaron Neville and Stas and Cat, the women of Seattle’s prolific duo THEESatisfaction to A1 Record store in New York’s East Village where they built several interesting bridges between their generational gap.
Leo and Diane Dillon were one of the greatest illustration teams in the history of Fantasy Art. Books that have used their illustrations for cover or inside art include an edition of the Narnia books, Garth Nix’s Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, Her Stories and The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, Aida by Leontyne Price, The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese by Howard A. Norman, and many, many more.
Illustrations by Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.
Dr. LeRonn Phillip Brooks talks with visual artist Mickalene Thomas in her studio about her recent work, artistic influences (such as Carrie Mae Weems, Romare Bearden and Henri Matisse), her life as a painter and approach to her artistic process.