What’s Happening San Francisco: Virtual fireside stories to haunt the holidays

Who is the mysterious ghost bride of California Street and what is she looking for?
Take Out Girl Stark Insider Lead Photo

‘Take Out Girl’ Film Review: Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen

Director Hisonni Johnson has generated a lot of buzz with his first feature film, Take Out Girl. Co-writer Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen as Tera, a young restaurant worker in the Low Bottoms section of Los Angeles, wanting to provide a better life for herself and her...
Legendary broadcaster 'Doc' Emrick retires

Happy trails to iconic NHL broadcaster Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Emrick's legendary career spanned 50 years, including 15 calling NHL games for NBC.
Sundance Film Festival: 'Kajillionaire" film review - Director Miranda July

Film Review: In ‘Kajillionaire’ director Miranda July creates wacky and wistful moments

Throughout it all, southern Los Angeles trembles in a series of earthquakes, most of which are small ones, all of which are symbolic.
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Atelier Stark: Secondary colors, hardly second fiddle

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” – Claude Monet The 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...