Head of Kronos - Copyright Stark

Atelier Stark: Secondary colors, hardly second fiddle

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” – Claude MonetThe power of color continues to fascinate me. A love hate relationship really. Everytime I get frustrated with it, I pull out my tin of charcoal sticks and let a black and white world comfort me...only to pine for...
Ami 1 - Copyright Stark 2020

Atelier Stark: Pinning down the moment, ever fleeting

One of my favorite Olympic sports to watch in childhood was figure skating. The catchy music, whirling dancers in glistening costumes... gliding gracefully across the icy glass. It was not until I was older that I more deeply appreciated the art of figure skating. The repetitive practice to get...
Mademoiselle Pauli - Copyright 2020 Loni Stark

Atelier Stark: Finding One’s Style

“Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, ...” Henri Matisse.This week, I thought more about being a chameleon of style. To look at what is in front of me, in my mind and decide on how I...
View of Pisa from a Leaning Tower, watercolor on Arches paper, 8x10 inches ©️Stark 2020

Atelier Stark: Shapes and Planes

This past week, I thought a lot about shapes and planes as means of abstraction.
Loni Stark in Atelier Stark Studio

Atelier Stark: Discovering new possibilities at the New York Studio School virtual painting marathon

Prologue: I had plans in 2020 to spend a summer month in New York immersing myself in the practice of art at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, which is located in the building that previously housed the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was...
Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco and New York

What’s Happening: Jenkins Johnson Gallery to feature artist Ben Aronson in conversation via Zoom

The Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco and New York is featuring artist Ben Aronson in conversation with gallerist Karen Jenkins-Johnson via Zoom on Friday, July 17th.Aronson is considered to be an "artist's artist." In his work he combines abstract expressionism with precise realism.You may be viewing a still life,...
Film Review: The High Note

Film Review: ‘The High Note’ & Dakota Johnson take us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene

Streaming at the end of May 2020 is a Focus Features film release directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson. The High Note takes us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene, with lots of nostalgia for the classic moments in rock & roll.Tracee...
Sam Chanse

Theater News: Magic Theatre announces 2020-2021 season featuring world premiere of Sam Chanse’s ‘Monument’

As San Francisco Bay Area theater companies struggle to bring shows to a new, online-only audience we see different approaches being employed to keeping us engaged. Many have turned to streaming and virtual experiences -- given social distancing these seem like pretty much the only viable alternatives.Meantime, others, like...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Here’s what’s steaming in April on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime

Whether you're bored or are an auditory learner looking for a documentary to play in the background, there's something for you.