Art & Canvas – April 2021

Battling Artist’s Block by Courtney Cerniglia There’s a painting in my studio that has been staring at me for months. It’s literally staring, too, as it’s a portrait of a cat I’m working on for a friend. Its green eyes look at me every day. I quickly look away...

Art & Canvas – Jan/Feb 2021

Beyond the Face of a Portrait by Courtney Cerniglia Many turn to art in times of stress, sadness, or struggle. Personally, I enjoy how spreading paint across a canvas washes away thoughts from my mind as I focus on the color and shapes transforming in front of me....

Art – December 2020

Give Local Art This Season by Courtney Cerniglia Are you looking for a few final gifts this month? Sure, you can go online and purchase from small crafters on Etsy to satisfy your shop-local mission, but wouldn’t it be even sweeter to find those artists locally?  Over...
Art – October 2020

Art – October 2020

An Important Lesson on theIntegrity of Art by Courtney Cerniglia In my first college studio art class, there was a project due that I wasn’t overly enthused about. I procrastinated; and in the evening before deadline, I sat on my dorm room floor and painted something....
Art – September 2020

Art – September 2020

The Perky, Vibrant Leatherworks of LiRA by Courtney Cerniglia One of my favorite parts of writing this monthly article is when I get to visit the featured artists in their studios. There’s something special about being welcomed into the space where the artist...