What is IPaintMyMind?
IPaintMyMind is a Nonprofit Arts and Culture Web Magazine and Art Advocacy Organization.
We make art yours by partnering with creatives of all stripes to provide quality opportunities and outlets for real people to connect with the art and music that inspires them. IPaintMyMind is a nonprofit web magazine and art advocacy organization that grows organically, based on the willingness of creative people to share in their enjoyment of the arts. We believe IPMM is taking an important step in the direction of art sustainability by providing the virtual and physical spaces to promote the art we love. Whether an artist, musician, writer, photographer, or art-lover, IPMM is a portal for connecting to the art, music, and culture that celebrates your perspective. IPMM's focus is to encourage creativity, positivity, and community - an attempt to improve quality of life through exposure to beauty. We promote creatives who inspire us, and we're confident you'll be inspired by them too. We hope to see you at our FREE events, and look forward to sharing culture that breathes life into our colorful and chaotic world.
Who is IPMM?
Creighton University - 2005 - BA in Cultural Anthropology with a Latin America focus Brian is a Chicago based ethnographer. who during his time at Creighton University (Omaha, NE), worked as the curator of the fine arts gallery space, exhibiting student's and staff's and thesis works. His artistic interests lie in documentary filmmaking, photography and the local music scene. He also currently works for Conifer Research, an ethnographic research company in Chicago. He works with video and media, and conducts interviews, among other things. His work has allowed him to travel abroad and soak up a variety of global cultures that inform his worldview. firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik has been in the web business for over 14 years, working for some of the top creative agencies along the way. About a year ago, he moved to Chicago from New York City and has started his own creative web agency, Maintain Web Solutions. His web portfolio includes sites for Johnson and Johnson, Chicago Bears, Bridgestone, Dell as well as many more, including our very own, IPMM. Erik is also a digital artist and former DJ. Erik's web portfolio and digital art can be found at leoken.com. email@example.com
Greg Kohlhagen - Executive Board Member / Photographer The George Washington University - 2005 - BA in Psychology with a Marketing focus Greg is the President and Managing Broker of Blueprint 606. He's been working in real estate development and brokerage since he graduated from The George Washington University (D.C.). Greg works with several community development organizations, including the Quad Community Development Corporation of Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Kenwood, and The Gap, as well as the Rogers Park Builders Association. Greg spends his free time in the local arts and music scene as a photographer with 6 years of classroom experience and as an MC with a variety of local music groups. He is always looking forward to collaborating with future conspirators. firstname.lastname@example.org
Luther College - 2001 - BFA with an emphasis on Studio Painting and Sculpture. Jesse's artwork plays on the emotions of his audience. He uses a series of movements and or gestures to try and invoke a particular feeling. He feels like he's been riding a wave of creativity and is starting to feel the overwhelming draw of mother ocean to do what he loves - create. Jesse's surge professionally and creatively can be felt when looking at the progression of his work, from his first pieces through what was created yesterday. Jesse says,"Find your passion and do it as often as you can!" It sure has worked for him. Jesse's art can be found at JesseGolfis.com email@example.com
St. Louis University - 2005 - BA in Theology with a Philosophy minor Lindsey currently works at East Bank Club in Chicago, where she is the Children's Activity Center and Summer Camp Manager. She recently was certified as a Life Line practitioner, under the guidance of Dr. Darren Weissman. Life Line is a holistic energy system, that balances and harmonizes the subconscious mind through the healing power of infinite love and gratitude. She's also a certified Yoga instructor, after studying both in India and Chicago. She teaches a Yoga Bonding class for mothers and their newborns. Lindsey also has excelled at pottery and is taking on a new form of recreation, Hoop Dancing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Beloit College - 2004 - BA in Sociology Mark is an MC/Producer born and raised in Chicago, IL. Mark is also known "Clever One", of the underground hip hop group Noble Savage. Mark is currently working on a Noble Savage studio album, as well as other solo projects and collaborations with other artists. He's also a hip hop historian, a veritable encyclopedia of rhymes and beats. Mark has also worked for various youth-based non-profit social service agencies in Chicago, most recently, with the Juvenile Justice Diversion Program. He is a crisis worker for Alternatives, Inc. email@example.com
Born in Chicago. Raised in Suburbia. Escaped to West Africa. Returned to _______.
Artist Liaison University of Colorado at Boulder - 1995 - BFA in Studio Arts SK is a graphic artist/designer residing in Los Angeles, CA. He is the Art Director for Rodriguez Lopez Productions, a record and film imprint dedicated to issuing the work of Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitarist and songwriter with The Mars Volta). Previously he founded the independent record label, Gold Standard Laboratories, which existed from 1993 until 2007. His experience with the label allowed him to travel the world repeatedly, and gain a vast, hands-on knowledge of the converging independent record industry and underground art world. In 2009 Sonny began exhibiting his collage work at galleries around Los Angeles, and is esteemed for his delightfully psychedelic collage art album covers. Check out Sonny's stunning work at SonnyKay.com