Artist Shea Hembrey was looking for inspiration. He went to exhibits in Europe and was disappointed. That's when he decided to do his own biennial - a show including dozens of artists. One hundred to be exact, and all of the work would be made by him.
Issa Nyaphaga used to be a political cartoonist in Cameroon, but he says in the mid-1990s the government started cracking down on journalists. Issa spent time in prison under horrific conditions and changed his art. It's now animated: he paints dots and lines on his body that leap and dance when he moves. Also on the show: a civics lesson, care of a 4th grade mock election.
Jason Arkles was an accomplished puppeteer in the States. When he didn’t get into a special training program in France, he decided to go to Europe anyways. While there, he became enchanted by a beautiful woman named Ana. Jason joined Ana’s troupe of street performers. In fact, he sold all his worldly possessions to follow her. It was this gaggle of odd-balls that lead Jason to his true calling as a sculptor - and a dream job in Florence that he holds to this day.
Recently Dick spoke with Jaeson Parsons. During his tour in Iraq, Jaeson began to keep track of murals and graffiti made by soldiers. Jaeson is just back from a trip to Iraq and Kuwait - as a civilian - to document that graffiti.