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About jeanevogelart

Art saves lives. That's my mantra and my motivation. My primary purpose as an artist is to inspire, entertain, make you smile, make you mad, make you think or recall a memory. I strive for work that is intimate and genuine, and sometimes whimsical. It's always more than a "pretty picture." I demand a relationship.

An Artist’s Journey: China, 10 July 2014

Fan Dancers, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios I row two to three days a week to try to be fit, I have a daughter who just graduated from high school, I have a mortgage I will never pay off…. I do … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 9 July 2014

Atop the City Wall, Xi’an China, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios There’s something about standing on a 700-year-old wall, peering out at the moat through an archer’s window, taking in the ancient while dwarfed by the modern high rises towering overhead, … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 8 July 2014

“The Knitter,” ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios Most of the shopkeepers and vendors were not yet open. This is a street that is keeps trading hours into the wee hours of the morning, and vendors open late. She was sitting in … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 7 July 2014

Bamboo rafting on the Li River, north of Guilin, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios, Digital Infrared I’m watching the karst mountain peaks recede as the China South 737 lifts us away from what must be one of the most beautiful places … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 6 July 2014

Two years ago, my friend Renata was teaching at the University of Zhongshan in southeastern China. “Come to China,” she said. “They will want to know your art.” Last December, the Regional Arts Commission offered me the chance. They awarded … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 5 July 2014

A few images: Sun Yat-Sen’s family home, lotus farm, Buddhist Temple. @2014 Jeane Vogel Studios, all rights reserved. .

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 4 July 2014

There’s nothing like teaching students who want to learn… who are hungry for knowledge. The university was expecting 10 students for the photography workshop… 23 came through the door. Some with English, some with none. All had their cameras. None … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 3 July 2014

Zhongshan Street, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios Yesterday day was a slower day. We needed it. We started with a late breakfast, then met a student’s of Renata’s for lunch. A short 20-minute walk in this heat and we arrive at … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 2 July 2014

School Boys, ©2014 Jeane Vogel Studios, Zhongshan, China Zhongshan is not a tourist destination. It is not large — only 8 million people. I laugh when I’m told that. What would my hosts think of St. Louis in comparison? Traffic … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 1 July 2014

Renata and I were treated like honored guests by two of Renata’s former students and one of the student’s parents. I have never felt so welcome and honored and special. Never. Wonderful funny moments: my Mandarin was so badly pronounced … Continue reading

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