Artist Kathleen Werner: Making New Worlds Through Painting

Courtesy of Kathleen Werner From an early age, artist Kathleen Werner was always on the move. Born in Tacoma, Washington, her family relocated and traveled frequently. As a result, she spent much of her childhood not only in different states but different countries. As she noted in a recent one-on-one interview, “My father was a pilot so I spent a fair amount of time growing up in a plane, staring out the window down at the beauty of the earth. There is nothing more peaceful to me, nothing that makes me feel more blissful then sitting in awe of these natural colors and textures.” And on top of that, Werner embraced the adventure. “I absolutely loved meeting all of the new people and having

Dan Castellaneta on For Piano and Harpo

(LtoR) Jonathan Stark, Dan Castellaneta, Phil Proctor, and JD Cullum in For Piano and Harpo. Photo by Sasha A Venola. Dan Castellaneta, best known as the voice of Homer Simpson, is currently starring in a play he has written called For Piano and Harpo. We had the pleasure of seeing the show last week at the Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake, California, and walked away with a greater knowledge of Harpo Marx and Oscar Levant and a curiosity into the mind of Dan Castellaneta. For Piano and Harpo tells the story of the drug-addicted, sharp-witted, brilliantly talented concert pianist Oscar Levant and his strange road to recovery while hospitalized in the psych ward of Mt. Sinai Hospital. Woven bet

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