...an expressionist painter inspired by the ordinary, weaves whimsy or mystery into her patterned themes. She describes her world prolifically through mediums that also include mixed media, mosaic, altered art, writing and photography. Miki is also the ChattaPet painter, loving to photograph and paint pets.
A native New Yorker, Miki Boni began her career in New York's East Village drawing street portraits. She lived in Mexico as a working artist and she taught painting and drawing at the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende where she had a major one-woman show at the Pergola Gallery. Boni is the first American woman painter whose work was selected to be part of a permanent collection at Museo Ateneo Cultural in Nayarit, Mexico. The recipient of a special painting award at New York's Albert Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, she was represented by Manhattan's WomanArt Galleries on West 57th Street.
... redesigns and restores old homes, and his master carpentry skills are in demand. When he is not enjoying the art of the rehab, which he has been doing for most of his career, Tom builds sound sculptures from exotic hardwoods and metal. Their striking simplicity reveals a strength and familiarity that combines classic Eastern line and contemporary Western art.
Fashioned from recycled acetylene tanks, sandblasted and finished in either wrought iron, copper or chrome, the sculptures are cut into various sizes to create specific resonances. They can be placed in a corner to soften the contour of a room, near plants, and accented with stones to evoke a sense of quiet mediation.
Paulsin works primarly by commission. He designs each piece to work within a specific area: to integrate within a home's interior, to compliment a garden or lanai, or as the focus of an entryway.
These urban pioneers received an ArtsWork grant incentive in 2007 and now have their loft/studios over the Residence in Chattanooga TN's Southside/Main Street arts district. And they're there if you need them!