ZORAN VELIMANOVIC: The Night before great events

Zoran Velimanovic, photo credit Nebojsa Babic Over 6,000 people visited the September exhibition “Fantastic 6”, and even 2,000 attended the opening night. It tells us that we are highly qualified and that people are looking forward to seeing the figurative painting, classical canvas, and exhibitions, rather than performances. There are a lot of smart people […]

Martin Bernstein, installation artist: His life in a Sesame cave

Artist Martin Bernstein in his Sesame cave studio  I met artist Martin Bernstein one Friday evening at Zhou Brothers Art Center in Chicago when he and many other artists opened the doors of their atelier to visitors. The building was crowded that evening. People of all generations mingled through the several floors of the building […]

Revealing the mystery: Is Robert Del Naja real Banksy?

‘Girl and balloon’, London, 2002, probably one of the most famous Banky’s artwork not only because of the red heart balloon floating in the wind ,but because of a small quote on the wall We all know that the hidden identity of Banksy, one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world, is one of the […]

Doctor for the jazz – Dimitrije Vasiljevic, composer and pianist

Dimitrije Vasiljevic, composer and pianist, who works and lives in New York for years recently defended his doctoral dissertation ‘Jazz Piano Counterpoint’ at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and officially became a Doctor of Musical Arts in jazz piano performance. Moreover, he became the first doctor of jazz piano in the history of his country […]

Ilija Saula: The art of wise conversation

Writer Ilija Saula with his latest book  ‘Boulevard of Light’ (photo by Dani Blue) After five published books of poetry, Ilija Saula — writer, humanist and entrepreneur from Philadelphia — has published his first book of prose, ‘Boulevard of Light: Thoughts About Life.’ This book is a hymn to optimism, light, kindness and all human […]

Dobrila Pintar and Erwin Overes: Making beautiful art together

Erwin Overes and Dobrila Pintar – moment of relaxing during their exhibition of ‘Eurydice’ (2014) Whenever creative people unite their imaginations, visions and talents, the results are amazing. That’s exactly what Dobrila Pintar and Erwin Overes did. They put together their minds and inspirations and created a few excellent pieces of art — statues of ‘Eurydice’ […]

Sculptor Boban Ilic – Icarus with spread wings

~ Milica Puric~ Almost all the sculptures Boran Ilic makes represent the human body in strong, passionate motion. Every tendon and every muscle is under tension. That’s partially because he sculpts figures of people in flight, musicians, athletes and mythical creatures that hypnotize with their beauty and grace, but it’s mostly because of the material […]

Second Friday’s art – the best party in Chicago

Interesting people, beautiful paintings, great atmosphere – Studio Oh  If you wonder where and when are the best parties in Chicago the answer is easy: they are held every second Friday of the month from 6 pm to 10 pm in the Chicago Art District, centered around South Halsted and 18th Street. At that time , more […]

Milica Paranosic, composer: We’re all immigrants, we’re all people

~ Milica Puric ~ Insert from video spot ‘Nina’ (photo credit by Lara St. John) New Yorker Milica Paranosic, originally from Belgrade, Serbia, is one of the most hardworking and appreciated composers in America. She graduated at the Music Academy in Belgrade as a composer, and after that she got her master’s degree at the […]

Giorgie Cpajak, ‘The endless wave of life’

Giorgie Cpajak at Monterrey, City in Nuevo Leon Mexico ~ Milica Puric ~ Academic and sculptor Giorgie Cpajak is a rare artist whose sculptures are placed worldwide, including in China, Japan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, England and all the way to Mexico. Winner of many prizes and accolades, Cpajak […]