June 2016

All the content from the June 2016 “Y-Chromosome” issue!

FEATURES

  COVER ART: ALONE BUT NOT ALONE   St.Claire Art is the gallery and working studio of Asheville artist Stephen St.Claire. His paintings are unique in that he begins each one by sculpting the composition onto the canvas with layers of modeling compound and gesso, then covering the entire surface with Italian aluminum leaf.  Oil paint is then applied to the metal, and then each piece is finished with several layers of solar-protectant resin.    “I have called my technique Dialuminism (”light passing through”) because light reflects off the metal background layer, passes through the layers of paint and then is refracted by the layers  of resin (which acts as a clear lens, fused to the surface of the painting). The result is a painting that is basically back-lit, which creates very intense color. Light plays off some areas and casts shadows beneath others.”   Visitors are always welcome not only to view the artwork, but to pull up a chair and chat with the artist. 344 Depot Street, #104  

 
COVER ART: ALONE BUT NOT ALONE
 
St.Claire Art is the gallery and working studio of Asheville artist Stephen St.Claire. His paintings are unique in that he begins each one by sculpting the composition onto the canvas with layers of modeling compound and gesso, then covering the entire surface with Italian aluminum leaf. Oil paint is then applied to the metal, and then each piece is finished with several layers of solar-protectant resin.
 
“I have called my technique Dialuminism (”light passing through”) because light reflects off the metal background layer, passes through the layers of paint and then is refracted by the layers of resin (which acts as a clear lens, fused to the surface of the painting). The result is a painting that is basically back-lit, which creates very intense color. Light plays off some areas and casts shadows beneath others.”
 
Visitors are always welcome not only to view the artwork, but to pull up a chair and chat with the artist. 344 Depot Street, #104
 

The Pursuit of Happiness by Hamish Ziegler

Growing and Celebrating Bee City

The Kid and Me by Richard L. Bergh

The Art of Self-Empowerment – Lessons learned from the “Wee Ones” by Rob Luka

Mr. Hawk by Ayal Hurst

Speaking From Your Authenticity by Peggy Collins

Roberta Wall: Cultivating Peace with Compassionate Communication by Polly Medlicott

Dagmar by Barbara Marlowe

A Hero’s Journey of Healing by Kristine Madera

Voice for Compassion by Brynda Bechtold

There She Is, Miss America! by Bonnie Schell

Buncombe County Literacy Council Volunteer Sue McAdams by Lily Contorer

DEPARTMENTS

Meet Our Advertisers

WNC Hypertension – It May Not Be the Natural Aging Process for Men

Opinion

Words From The Editor: The Y-Chromosome issue! by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker

CosmiComedy: Just Be Yourself by Lavinia Plonka

Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters

Brewing Up A Storm

Hail to the Chief by Anita Riley

Currency Corner

Saving for College – Jedi Training by Dawn Starks

To Your Health

The Healthy First Aid Kit – Be Prepared Lickety Split by Dr. LuLu Shimek, ND

Ask the Experts: Anxiety and Sleep by Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs

Empowering Women

The Peace Treaty by Jeanne Crane

Food For Thought

Slow Food in A Fast Food World – Joyfully Create and Recreate All Week Long! by Sandy McCall

Minding Her Own Business

Can You Hear Me Now? 5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication by Meridith Elliott Powell

… Men Making Music

Sidney Barnes and Aaron Price Talk Music by Peggy Ratusz

Words By Women

Poetry: “I Should Have Read Poetry to Him” by Julia Nunnally Duncan

Poetry: The Hero by Clark Kimball

Stonewall Anniversary Month Book Reviews and Recommendations by Melanie McNair

Book Review: “Katabatic Wind” by Stephen Crimi reviewed by Bonnie Willow

Book Review: “Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland” by Jeremy B. Jones reviewed by Mary Ickes

Sandi Tomlin-Sutker
Written by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker