Author Archive | Molly Cohen

Rachel Gates: Puppeteer

Rachel Gates is a teacher and visual artist whose experience spans over 30 years from the west coast to the east coast. Known for her puppetry, Gates learned the craft of puppetry at age 8, when her mother enrolled her in classes at the Local Y in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A shy kid, puppet making […]

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What Is a Puppeteer?

One of our favorite classes at Huckleberry Fine Art is our kids art class. For the past few months, students have been creating their own puppets with the help of our resident instructor Rachel Gates. Not only a teacher, Rachel is also an artist. She’s worked in the puppeteering industry for several years, making puppets for productions […]

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A Word from Our Artists #4

What do you listen to while you’re creating? Rob Gonsalves”When I am in the early stages of creating an image, (conception of the idea and planning it out in sketches) I find I can’t listen to anything because that distracts from my concentration. However, once I finalize the composition of the idea and start painting on […]

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A Word from Our Artists #3

Have you received words of wisdom from mentors past which have stuck with you over the years? Debra Keirce Mentor: Artist Robert C. Jackson, PA “Robert told me it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You ask a lot of these questions, but it’s not like you can do this today and get results tomorrow. If […]

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A Word from Our Artists #2

What inspires you to keep creating? Debra Keirce “I was inspired by the goals I have which are really to hook-up with a number of very reputable galleries…I want to be in a place where I can just be painting and feeding these galleries and that’s my job every day. It’s trying to obtain that goal and […]

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A Word from Our Artists

Today we’re introducing a new series on the blog where we shine a light on the creative geniuses behind the artwork at Huckleberry. Each week we’ll ask our artists a new question about their creative process. For our first post, we’re featuring two painters: Rob Gonsalves, the mind behind magic surrealism, and Debra Keirce, queen of miniatures. And […]

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Gallery Insider: Creative Saturdays

It’s a Saturday afternoon. Snow is falling steadily outside, but the gallery doors are open. Card tables are set up with paper mache, thread, and fabric for the weekly children’s puppet making class. Starting with a drawing, the students have free reign to design their very own puppets from scratch. Each student designs at their […]

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Gallery Insider: The Matting Process

                    Ever wonder how prints get matted? Our professional framer of 18 years walked us through the process with Rob Gonsalves’s Pursuit of Balance paper print. All the supplies listed below can be found at local art supply stores such as Plaza Arts or Michaels. Supply […]

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