Artsville Collective

by Louise Glickman YES, finally! ARTSVILLE COLLECTIVE by SHAC and Crewest/LA is open to the public. You’ll find us at Marquee in the River Arts District at 36 Foundy Street near 12 Bones and Grail Movie House. Once inside this glorious renovated warehouse, discover us at D11 as you stroll and savor furniture, found objects and art for your walls from over 75 carefully curated vendors. Daryl and I worked double time to get our gallery space ready last night for a “soft opening” for a real estate company’s holiday party and… Read More

Travels with Frederick Olmstead: The Art of Landscapes

by Louise Glickman Daryl and I recently took the driving trip of my dreams to art museums and historic homes throughout the Hudson Valley and Berkshires. Storm King, Dia Beacon, Mass MOCA and  the FDR LIbrary shot to the top of my must-see list. But it was the draw of places and artists I had not considered that have left indelible marks. I found Frederick Law Olmstead’s landscapes from Manhattan to Niagara Falls, but it is his influences on our urban world that will continue to inspire me most. Returning home, I… Read More

SHAC GIVES THANKS for Creativity, Love and Laughter

from Louise Glickman Better than our first year of 2020 and growing by leaps and bounds sums up Sand Hill Artists Collective as we approach this second Thanksgiving. It is our creative community, built through SHAC, that has brought new opportunities for us to support emerging artists to SHOW, TELL and TALK about their life and art. Most of all, I’ve personally learned to laugh more and worry less this year. This is in large part due to all of SHAC’s helpers and advisors, and the light-heartedness of my loving husband Daryl…. Read More

The Train Stops Here: Art and Inspiration in Bryson City and Cherokee 

By Louise Glickman My heart quickens and my mind relaxes when I hear the train whistle blow in Bryson City. Each fall, Daryl and I seek refuge and hike trails in the Great Smoky Mountain State Park. This year we took my daughter and our nine year old grandson Leo to discover Cherokee and Appalachian culture. The grandeur of fall color at peak displayed what has become my color palette, mostly inspiring my nature-inspired work. Oranges, golds and the green-grey of lichen and moss in all varieties have become my go-to’s for… Read More

SHAC Book Club: ArtCurious by Jennifer Dasal

From guest writer: Kristina Aaronson Was the artist Walter Sickert, really Jack the Ripper?  Why did Norman Rockwell provoke his traditional, conservative audiences with the shocking masterpiece, Murder inMississippi?  Is the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum, a copy or the real one? Did Vincent Van Gogh commit suicide or was he murdered?  What happened to Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi painting that was sold for $179.4 million to an anonymous buyer, and has never been seen since? These are questions Jennifer Dasal researches and writes about in her book ARTCURIOUS; Stories of the UNEXPECTED Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful… Read More

SHAC TRAVELS TO :  The Clark in Williamstown, MA

Daryl and I just returned from twelve days enjoying art exhibits and historical attractions in the Hudson River Valley. Kristina Aronson will bring you her takes on recent art trekking in Washington DC. SHAC’s blog, newly titled SHAC CONNECTIONS, has expanded to cover more stories and news. SHAC subscribers are also encouraged to send their own story ideas to Subject line should read: Blog Content.  Affectionately known as The Clark, both a museum and research center,  this vast property nestled in The Berkshires includes public art, academic programs, a library and… Read More

Artist Activist Leslie Rosenberg Betters Neighborhoods Through Street Murals by Kristina Aaronson

From Louise Glickman: Over the coming months you will be getting more blogs and stories written by writer Kristina Aaronson and myself. SHAC also invites artists and art enthusiasts to tell us their stories. Write to us at and put SHAC Blog in the subject line. Asheville community artist Leslie Rosenberg’s expertise is in redesigning community spaces. “I am interested in how we assign meaning to places and how spaces engage the community… we all want to live in safe neighborly places that feel walkable and inviting,” she says. Known as… Read More

James Love: “compelled to express myself freely before God”

When I’m creating art, I feel spiritually inspired and have no consciousnesses of time. I’m not concerned about perfection or with being famous but compelled to express myself freely before God, sharing my creative messages with others.

Do Yourself a Favor — Meet Black Artists on Juneteenth

Juneteenth celebrates the date—June 19,1865—of the announcement in Galveston of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas, two-and-a-half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Lee’s surrender formally ended the Civil War. Implementation in Texas had been slow and inconsistent before Granger’s announcement as enforcement generally followed the advance of Union troops, and Texas, the most remote of the slave states, had a sparse Union military presence throughout the war. Although emancipation didn’t happen overnight for everyone—in some cases, enslavers withheld… Read More

Center for Craft 25th Anniversary

Center for Craft launches 25th Anniversary with Virtual Benefit on May 26 Spotlighting internationally renowned ceramicist Magdalene Odundo and Craft Futures Award Honoree Michael Sherrill.