arts entrepreneurship

The Pharos Gate by Nick BantockBored with his mail, Nick Bantock grew jealous when he visited his local post office and spotted people clutching personal letters. He fantasized about receiving such letters himself. The result? Two fan-cult favorite, best-seling trilogies that are about to reach closure with the upcoming grand finale, The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence. Twenty-five years ago, Nick redefined the art of storytelling by combining fine art, fiction, and three-dimensional interactive books in his Griffin & Sabine trilogies. Multi-million best sellers, his books spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and received wide critical acclaim.

George FosterGeorge Foster has designed covers for over 1200 books, including 83 bestsellers and 16 #1-bestsellers. Dubbed the best book cover designer in the country and a master at creating covers that sell, George has earned over 300 awards for his work. To discover the attitudes and techniques that contributed to the success of this small businessman and arts entrepreneur, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and George Foster.

Artist Elaine Duncan at KRUU

Fire Ravages Studio: Artist Creates Collages from Burnt Paintings. Four years after fire ravaged her Fairfield, Iowa studio, artist Elaine Duncan has created collages incorporating pieces of paintings that, though damaged, miraculously survived the blaze. A retrospective exhibit and sale containing these collages will take place 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday, Oct. 24th and noon to 5 PM Sunday, Oct. 25th at Fairfield's ICON Gallery. Paintings, ceramics, and other pieces created earlier in her career (and stored elsewhere) will be exhibited, also. A past winner of the Eisner Award for Outstanding Creativity, Elaine earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and pursued postgraduate studies in art at Colorado State University. In 2007, she served as a panelist during a UC Berkeley symposium, "Making Art in Times of Change." Elaine discusses her creative process this week on The Studio with Cheryl on KRUU.

Singer Songwriter Chad ElliottAward-winning singer-songwriter Chad Elliott's channeled his creative energy into 19 albums, two movie sound tracks, a kids' book line (that he writes, illustrates, and enlivens with original music), photography, ceramics, fine art paintings, and more. How does he do it?