ARTisSpectrum Vol.34, November 2015

85 ARTisSpectrum | Volume 34 | artisspectrum.com 100 ARTisSpectrum | Volume 33 | artisspectrum.com New York City: Evoking the Muse The Muse: She was once the female platonic ideal, a deity, a sage, a goddess, and for hundreds of years the blessing of aMuse was essential for the creation of art. For many artists, the Muse is alive and well, infusing the psyche with a gust of the divine, to inspire not imitation but new insights. For many years Agora Gallery’s Director Angela Di Bello has privately addressed the issue of new art forms with artists from every corner of the world. This dialogue has culminated in her theory that today’s muse is often either a physical place or a place in the heart. Over thepast ten years artists havediscussedwith her the inspiration that becomes manifest when they are exposed to the spirit and energy of New York City. In ‘Evoking the Muse’ artists share their experience of exhibiting their work in this exciting city. Angela would like to thank Dominic, Maria, Spencer, and Yolanda for their evocative and powerful contributions, and encourage others to share their experiences with us for the May 2015 issue of ARTisSpectrum. THE MUSE: She was once the female sage, a goddess, and for hundreds of years the blessing of a Muse was essential for the creation of art. For many artists, the Muse is alive and well, infusing the psyche with a guest of the divine, to inspire not imitation but new insights. For several years, Agor Gallery’s Direc or, Angela Di Bello, has privately addres d the issue of new art forms with artists from every corner of the world. This dialogue has culminated in her theory that today’s muse is often either a physical place or a place in the heart. Over the past ten years, artists have discussed with her the inspiration that becomes manifest when they are exposed to the spirit and energy of New York City. In this feature, artists share their experiences of visiting New York and exhibiting their artwork in the heart of this exciting city. Angela would like to thank artists Donna Drapeau, Elena Gutierrez, Krim Benterrak, and Michelle Endersby for their evocative and powerful contributions to this issue. She encourages additi nal artists who may be interested to share their experiences with us for the next issue of ARTisSpectrum, which will be released in May 2016. Evoking the Muse Evoking the Muse Evoking the Muse

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