A successful art practice is akin to a wheel with many spokes, according to Harry Mestyanek. Mestyanek, a retired landscape architect, is now a full time ceramicist and potter. “You must be knowledgeable [and] proficient at many things,” he adds. “In the practice of ceramics and pottery you wear many hats.”
If you’ve had the opportunity to visit your local Deer Park Library anytime lately, you may have noticed a new stained glass Friends of the Library mural. This piece follows a careful theme used in four other murals installed at the library, and three others approaching completion.
Miss Deer Park is a great privilege that comes with great responsibility—and no former Miss Deer Park has had the responsibility of wearing the crown and a smile while her town remains on lockdown. With an end to this unprecedented quarantine finally in our sights, Ainsley Carpenter has had a chance to reflect on this rocky beginning to her reign.
Meet Ann Benzo and Hannah Kircher, the author and illustrator of the recently self-published Lost & Found Leon—Who is Leon Anyway? Ann Benzo is a retiree and grandmother who enjoys the perks of her secluded life in the country with her husband. Hannah Kircher, on the other hand, is a high school senior and a competitive archer.