After a crazy busy month of traveling followed by end-of-year festivities, I finally had the time to visit another artist and continue this series. I made plan to visit my friend Charlie Maguire at his studio in the California building in Minneapolis and, as a...

I’d like to change direction this week and talk briefly about hope, inspiration and how we can use our work as artists to enrich the lives of others.  To do this, I need to start by talking a little bit about my friend, Valérie...