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Adults have fun, too!

Who says coloring is just for kids?  Learn about artists who seek inspiration from coloring books and non-profit organizations that utilize coloring in unique ways.  Advice from educators and industry experts will be featured as well.
Featured Artist:
Andrew Perkins
Photo: courtesy of Andrew Perkins

Andrew Perkins

Artist Spotlight Interview

Andrew Perkins is a local tattoo artist and oil painter at Monster Art Tattoo shop on Cherokee street. 

He recently talked with Coloring Book Magazine about being an artist and tattoo artist and how both have shaped his career.  Read more...

Featured Organization:
Feed the Children

Photo: courtesy of Feed the Children
The mission that Feed the Children (FTC) has had for the last 35 years is to provide essential resources to families so no child goes to bed hungry. 

Erin Carlstrom, Director of Education Partnerships, Corporate Donor Relations of FTC explained its focus – FEED, or the four pillars of strength:  Food, Education, Essentials and Disaster. 

The focus of the four core pillars is mostly domestic, but FTC does provide international assistance.  The goal is to feed both minds and bodies.
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Featured Producer/Musician:
Tony Bongiovi
Photo Credit: Tony Bongiovi
Music industry legend Tony Bongiovi of Bongiovi Acoustics stands as a leading innovator in the music and the motion picture recording industry.

Introducing new technology that improves audio quality. Entrepreneur and founder of Power Station Studio NYC (now called Avatar Studios) Bongiovi understands the principles and demands of creating success. Read more...

Featured Musician:
Johnny Saint
When I was young I was into the punk rock scene because there were no other psychobilly oriented youth in my area, so I was hanging out with the punk rockers. I took a punk rock drummer and a rockabilly bass player from the Hill and formed my first psychobilly band and played with a lot of punk rock bands at local shows around town. Seeing Reverend Horton Heat on TV was really what knocked my socks off. That was the thing that really got me into psychobilly when I was about 14, but it wasn’t until I was about 17 that I formed my first psychobilly band and started playing punk rock shows. Read more...
The Bright Side:
Tami Newcomb
“Lagniappe” may be Tami Newcomb’s favorite word, and for good reason:  the term means an unexpected, small gift or little goody that is given gratuitously, in good spirits.  Newcomb is the author of “Coloring Your Way to Calm,” a coloring book for finding peace in the present moment.  Many adults who have discovered the book refer to it as their lagniappe, as they color in the dreamy designs that are accompanied by witty inspirations.  Read more...
Dr. Lenore Wineberg
Photo: courtesy of Dr. Wineberg

Dr. Lenore Peachin Wineberg takes child’s play very seriously.  After all, it is through play that young children mentally, socially and emotionally.  Yet in her research Wineberg was finding that fewer parents actually engage with their children in play.  It isn’t an issue of outfitting the child with the right toy, but seeking out the right activity for child and adult to do together.  Even with the best of intentions, today’s multi-tasking, non-stop, parents may begin to focus solely on playing with a youngster, but the adult quickly becomes distracted,  preoccupied, lured away by texts, emails, phone calls or... Read more...