Number: 101

Okay Creatives, Now Let’s Get in Formation

Okay Creatives, Now Let’s Get in Formation

    By Kelsea McCrary     One thing that any arts-related person, either employed by or volunteering for the field-at-large, can agree on: artists play a role in society. Cliché, right? This summation fails to encompass the ...

On Being An Artist – At Any Age, At Any Time

On Being An Artist – At Any Age, At Any Time

    by Rachael McCampbell     There’s a romantic idea about being an artist. You may envision a French garret stuffed with canvases and a painter dreamily waiting for their muse to provide inspiration. Or a café crowded with ...

So, You Want To Teach

So, You Want To Teach

    By Melissa Wilkinson     “Finally, an assignment that I’ll actually enjoy doing!” a student blurted loudly at the tail end of a class-wide drawing demo I was wrapping up. Swallowing my irritation while trying to maintain ...

On Teaching, Drag, and Crying in Parking Lots

On Teaching, Drag, and Crying in Parking Lots

    By Moth Moth Moth     My name is John, most of the time, and for the rest of the time my name is Moth. I have worked as an art teacher in different camps, schools, and museums since around 2013. I have been a drag queen ...

On a Mission: Artists and Institutional Imperatives

On a Mission: Artists and Institutional Imperatives

    By Ben Hickey     Two years ago, the Hillard Art Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Milestones like this often prompt reflection, and this was very much the ...

Non-Traditional, Artist-Run Spaces

Non-Traditional, Artist-Run Spaces

    By Rae Red     As a touring artist and performer, I have relied on every type of space to house my work, often for just one night, with generous and open arms to help me make gas money and put food in my belly until the ...

A Conversation: Craig Drennen, Katie Geha, Mary Laube and Pete Schulte

A Conversation: Craig Drennen, Katie Geha, Mary Laube and Pete Schulte

    By Marc Mitchell     Marc Mitchell: I would like to start by acknowledging that all of you hail from elsewhere. What was the appeal of moving to the Southeast, a place not synonymous with revered art-scene?     ...

The Composition/s of Community: An Interview with Rick Lowe

The Composition/s of Community: An Interview with Rick Lowe

    By Jessica Borusky     Rick, thank you so much for participating in this interview. This issue of Number: focuses on differing aspects within larger cultural ecologies, with insight from established artists and ...

Melissa Dunn: Holding Space

Melissa Dunn: Holding Space

    By Kathleen Stevens     I sat down with Melissa Dunn to discuss her artistic process on multiple occasions and in multiple locations; the following interview is the latest in a series of discussions we had over the past ...

Jon Revett at Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

Jon Revett at Juanita Harvey Art Gallery

    By Morgan Page     The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is housed at Midwestern State University’s Fain College of Fine Arts in Wichita Falls, Texas; the only public liberal arts university in the state. The Juanita & Ralph ...