It’s the month of May, and that means that it is time for the biannual appearance of a new edition of Agora Gallery’s contemporary art magazine, ARTisSpectrum! This is always a source of excitement here at Agora, and this time we’re particularly proud of the cover article of Volume 25, which features the Agora staff and the ways we work together to create successful exhibitions and other achievements. Inspiring artist, writer, keynote speaker and teacher Lynda Pogue spent time at the gallery watching and talking to staff and witnessing firsthand how it all fits together, and the results can be found in the article Synergy of Success.

As always, one of the most fascinating and appealing aspects of the magazine is its collection of artist profiles, featuring the inspiring, thought-provoking and appealing work of artists from all around the globe. These profiles are an ideal way for collectors to keep track of both established and emerging artists, and are useful to any art-lover who wants an overview of artists working in various styles and mediums. The talent and creativity that shines through these profiles will remind all art enthusiasts what it is that they love so much about art!

Popular contributor David LaBella returns in this issue to discuss the impact of Cubism on art, both at the time it was developing and since then, in the enormous impact it has had on the growth of modern art. Betsey Chesler, founder of the Cameras for Kids Foundation, shares her enthusiasm for this wonderful organization which provides cameras for children from under-privileged backgrounds and teaches them how to use them, allowing them to grow in confidence, artistic skill and hope for the future at the same time.

Executive Director of the Art Students League, New York, Ira Goldberg, contributes his own memories of art education and reflects on what can be deduced about the nature of this kind of learning, both then and now, while Agora Gallery’s own Nellie Scott writes about the development of a new trend – Social Practice art – and what it might mean for the art world as a whole.

Striking a more personal note, videographer Bill Crumlic gives advice on how artists can use video to promote themselves and their work, while former marketing professional and artist John Nieman talks about how artists can know when it is time to move on to a different style or method of working, and what to do when they get to that stage.

All this and much more can be found in Volume 25 of ARTisSpectrum, including the artist whose studio is on a houseboat, the experiences of artists visiting New York, and the return of ARTbeat, in which artists from around the world share the secrets of the art scene of their city. Make sure you don’t miss out – and once you’ve read and enjoyed, feel free to contact us with feedback.

As usual, the magazine will be available in two forms – print and digital. The print version will be hitting the shelves soon, in Barnes and Noble stores across the country, various Manhattan locations, and of course at Agora Gallery. You can also arrange to have it sent straight to you by subscribing here. Meanwhile, the online edition is already up and you can visit it to read the excellent new articles that are part of the most recent issue, as well as view the profiles of many talented artists.

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