Logos Guildworks Members (44)
LOGOS GUILDWORKS MEMBERS
LOGOS is honored to present an intimate community of LOGOS GUILDWORKS MEMBERS; below are windows into signature works, websites, artist statements, bios, key links to artwork, reviews, blogs and other places where artists find a ground of belonging to God, Christ and Church. Listings showcase members’ selected works and faith-informed interests and explorations, experiments and current conversations.
LOGOS GUILDWORKS possesses a unique identity, contemporarily speaking to the historical, ecclesial faith-based artists guilds while also returning to the divine role of the artist appointed by God, for multi-dimensionally articulating the holy. LOGOS GUILDWORKS' dedication to encouraging and re-forming creative expression Deo Gloria (for the glory of God) provides unparalleled opportunity for collaborative ministry and pastoral care through shaping lives of lived faith. Grounded in theological, artistic and historical precedent, LOGOS GUILDWORKS bears witness to intertestamental syntheses in Abrahamic faith. From Bezalel's appointment (in the Hebrew scriptures) as the artist chosen to design and render the ark of the covenant–charged by God to joyfully, masterfully express God's divine holiness and presence through artistry, to re-envisioning Saint Luke's inspired artists guilds, LOGOS GUILDWORKS catalyzes contemporary artistic expression and voicing of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament Gospels.
Media Visual Arts
John Freeman trained as an artist and a teacher completing a number of degrees including Fine Arts, Visual Arts and Education. He taught in a number of Australian educational institutions for over a decade before venturing into the commercial environment. More recently, John has been practicing his craft which has obviously been influenced by his exposure to children’s art. “I seek to express in its pure and naïve form, the humanness of our condition within our placed environment, in particular, those deeply personal aspects of my own life profoundly impacted by the love of my family and my engagement with God.” As a Christian image maker, John attempts to re-tell The Story in a modern idiom-synthesized through his own life experiences.
Media Visual Mixed-Media
Sheila Mahoney Keefe has lived a life of spiritual reflection and exploration which is deeply rooted in her own journey in Roman Catholicism and her travels to sacred sites as diverse as the New Grange in Ireland and Angkor Wat. Sheila’s works vary widely since her initial artistic works in woodcarving and sculpture, and she's moved into painting and pottery. While many of her pieces are highly representational as her retablos which are based on traditional Hispanic northern New Mexico art, she has also explored abstraction as a means of spiritual communication. Her collaborations with Fr. Mark Delery, OCSO , Our Lady of the Holy Cross Abbey, with Fr. Francis Dorff, O.Praem, the Norbertine Retreat Center, have given Sheila the opportunity to unite her images with their narratives.
Sheila has explored her own religious tradition and yet been receptive to other expressions of religious experience. More than mere exploration of a tradition, Sheila ventures with the goal of finding an interchange between herself and others. Constant re-examination of her own spiritual life and her curiosity of the spiritual life of the saints has allowed Sheila freedom to explore and produce works in a variety of media. Her representational works incorporate abstraction and her abstract works draw a viewer to at least one figure which directs the vision of the piece.
Saul Sudin is the writer and director of Jurotrip and The Stetson Pin. Currently he is co-producing the documentary series Punk Jews, and just completed his first feature film, Names, Not Numbers which has been inducted into the National Library of Israel and the Yeshiva University Museum. His films have been featured in various film festivals and have been shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAM Rose Cinema and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. He received his BFA in Film from the Pratt Institute with a minor in Film History and was the recipient of the Outstanding Merit Award in Media Arts & Film. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Elke with whom he founded Jewish Art Now, a resource for contemporary Jewish art and design.
Media Mixed media artists
PUNK JEWS FILM
Evan Kleinman, Producer Jesse Zook Mann, Director
Saul Sudin | Alex Emanuele, Co-Producers and editor
Punk Jews Film Press
Director Jesse Zook Mann
Jesse is an Emmy-Award winning documentary producer and cinematographer. Most recently he produced the NBC documentary series, "My First Time," winning top ratings for the network. Prior to producing his own show, Jesse produced segments for hit NBC television shows, "LXTV 1st Look" and "Open House." In addition, Jesse co-produced "Splitting Hairs," a documentary on the world beard and mustache championships, which was an official selection at Silverdocs 2009. In the past, Jesse has also produced content for MTV Networks, MSNBC TV, PBS, Democracy Now TV, Broadway.com, Chanel, Nintendo, JC Penny, The Samish Indian Nation, Youth In Action Now, The Social Justice Fund, Gay Lesbian And Straight Education Network, The Women And Cuba Collaboration, and Partners In Entertainment Against Cruelty Against our Elders. See more of Jesse's work at zookmann.com
Evan Kleinman is a four-time Emmy nominated producer and director. He has produced television programming for NBC, online media for New York Magazine and Broadway.com, music videos, and commercial work. Evan’s two biggest passions are to tell compelling and inspiring stories and exploring Jewish identity. Both of which are evident in his independent documentaries, “We are still here” about his family traveling to Poland to place a gravestone on the site where his grandfather buried his brother who died in the Holocaust, and “Punk Jews” which follows a community of artists expressing Judaism in unconventional ways. PUNK JEWS FILM PRODUCER
Media Visual Arts
Vicente Telles is a self-taught artist motivated by both knowledge and circumstances of his native Nuevo Mexico. He was born in Albuquerque’s South Valley in 1983 but believes his coming was a generation too early. He started off painting traditional retablos (saints on carved pieces of wood) but has reinterpreted traditional hispanic iconography to create more contemporary pieces. This is most evident in his comic-style santos that he says help capture the minds and hearts of children, as well as the more contemporary materials of brushed steel, other oxidized metals–all which animate provocative investigations and interpretations of his subjects. Telles is an award-winning artist who is represented in galleries in California, New Mexico and Arizona.
Media Film | Video
Director Jesse Zook Mann
Jesse is an Emmy-Award winning documentary producer and cinematographer. Most recently he produced the NBC documentary series, "My First Time," winning top ratings for the network. Prior to producing his own show, Jesse produced segments for hit NBC television shows, "LXTV 1st Look" and "Open House." In addition, Jesse co-produced "Splitting Hairs," a documentary on the world beard and mustache championships, which was an official selection at Silverdocs 2009, and Vice Guide MTV. Jesse has also produced content for MTV Networks, MSNBC TV, PBS, Democracy Now TV, Broadway.com, Chanel, Nintendo, JC Penny, The Samish Indian Nation, Youth In Action Now, The Social Justice Fund, Gay Lesbian And Straight Education Network, The Women And Cuba Collaboration, and Partners In Entertainment Against Cruelty Against our Elders. Jesse's work is at zookmann.com.
Peter Ortega was born in Tesuque, New Mexico in the adobe home that formerly held the family gallery El Dulce Hogar (Home Sweet Home) to the world-renowned Santero Ben Ortega and Isabelle Ortega. His ancestors are of Spanish descent, which is important to the history of his folk art that is known both nationally and internationally.
It was from Peter’s late father whom he received his training and mentorship some forty-five years ago. I learned everything from my father says Peter; “he was a very patient man, he was truly my inspiration”. A visit to the showroom in Santa Fe today displays photos of Ben Senior smiling out over the carvings with his patient eyes and warm smile.
Each carving begins with a trip to the woodpile. With his trained eye, Peter puts his skills, passion, heart and soul into each piece using the same tools he has used for decades. Dedication to quality, crafts-man ship and a sincere desire to bring happiness to people shows through in each finished carving. The distinct style of this master Santero proudly carries on the Ben Ortega family tradition. NOTE/ images below courtesy of Daniel Nadelbach | Santa Fe New Mexico
Media Visual Arts, Sculpture
Salma Arastu has been painting for more than thirty years, since earning her degree in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India. Her work with continuous and lyrical line is influenced by her native culture and her residence in Iran and Kuwait.
Born into the Sindhi and Hindu tradition, she later embraced Islam through her marriage. As a woman, a Hindu, a Muslim and a multi-cultural artist and a mother, she sees a unique opportunity to create harmony and world transformation through the expression of the Universal in her art.
Salma Arastu exhibited her work in India, the United States, and in Europe. Many of her works are in private and public collections. Presently she works from her studio in Berkeley, California.
Media Visual Arts, Music
Emanuele Cacciatore has been exhibiting his artwork professionally since 1984 with shows in both Europe and the United States at museums and galleries such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey; The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New Jersey; The Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, California; and galleries in New York City, Buffalo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Miami; and Paris, France. Emanuele is also the recipient of the Armand Hammer Award in Visual Art from the LA Arts Council and has had monoprints published by Garner Tullis in New York City. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and presently lives in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Media Visual Arts
Malabika Goldar earned her MFA in printmaking at London’s Royal College of Art. She also has an MFA in graphics/printmaking from Santiniketan, India, as well as degrees in painting and political science from College of Art (Delhi) and University of Delhi, India. She has exhibited artwork in the United States, UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy and Taiwan, and her work is in collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal College of Art (London), as well as in private collections internationally.
Her work has earned several awards, among them: Just Art 91 (St George's Crypt, Bloomsbury, London), Inlaks Scholarship (Inlaks Foundation, UK), Diamond Jubilee All India Art Exhibition (AIFACS, India), and 2nd Yuva Mahotsav (Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, India). Currently, Hand Artes Gallery, Los Truchas, NM, represents Malabika’s work.
Media Visual Arts, Sculpture and Moving Image Video
Wayne Adams is a Brooklyn-based artist who received his B.F.A. from Calvin College and M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Adams has exhibited throughout the Midwest, New York and Vienna, Austria. Recent shows include, “Wayne Adams: New Work” Union University Art Gallery (2011), “Control Alt Delete” HKJB, Brooklyn, NY (2011), “Adams | Miracle” STOREFRONT Gallery, NY (2010), and “The Strange Place” Alogon Gallery, Chicago (2008).
He has written numerous articles for publications such as: Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, Comment Magazine, and The Curator. Adams has taught on subjects from Design and Social Responsibility to Art History at institutions throughout New York City, including, Parsons: The New School for Design, Nyack College, and The International Center of Photography. http://vimeo.com/20789931