"The Little Golden Book of Alternate Facts" by Tim O'Brien builds upon the classic Little Golden Books to create a satyrical response to Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway's euphemism "alternative facts." She spoke the term on Meet the Press, Sunday 22 January 2017, when referencing false statements made by new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about the [...]
By Pepper Hume Pepper Hume is a refugee from professional theatre design in scenery and costumes. After working all over the country, including years in both Chicago and New York, she retired to her hometown of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She has a novel and several short stories under her belt—some published—and is working on a reference [...]
A profile of the artist Girl in Blue Artist Patrick Brown is a fairly quiet man—perhaps a bit shy—with a cute laugh, a slight Southern accent, and a gentle sadness that sometimes shades his eyes. It’s a companionable sorrow, though. It reaches into his paintings and says, “It might hurt, but it’s OK [...]
By I.E. Sommsin I.E. Sommsin, a writer and artist from Kentucky, lives in San Francisco. The images, ink and watercolor on shirt cardboard, don't represent individual persons, but are symbolic of the transition the country is now making.
By Janice Grinsell Pastel drawing on paper/ iphoneography composite. Artist's statement "Divided We Stand" was born on election night when the sea of red pushed into a nauseous realization that Trump would be ... Janice Grinsell is a multidisciplinary artist fascinated with the exploration and combination of media. She has a vast portfolio that includes [...]
By Diego Barrientos Acrylic, medical tape, aluminum wire, and sticker on canvas board. Artist's statement I created "I Voted: 2016" after voting on November 8. This perfectly illustrates how it felt to participate in a rigged system. I am a Guatemalan-born California resident and an Iraq War veteran who voted for Bernie Sanders, the true Democratic [...]
By Anna Stump Artist's statement: I have painted birds periodically throughout my life, mainly as a symbol for fragility, both personal and political. "California Least Tern Eggs," from my Terrariums series, is mixed media on paper. Terrariums began as a series depicting Passenger Pigeons, which are extinct. I’ve expanded the subject to include endangered birds, [...]
By Carl Dimitri Carl Dimitri, a Providence, Rhode Island-based artist, is committed to drawing one cartoon a day until the Trump era is over. Carl has received fellowships in painting from the Vermont Studio Center and the Rhode [...]