MONSTER OF THE MONTH: GHOSTS
We've declared this a Haunted Summer, which means we're listening for bumps in the night, and hoping they lead us to dreadful apparitions. We'll be looking at ghosts and hauntings before and after our appearance at the Haunted America conference in Alton, Illinois; from phantoms to poltergeists, we'll leave no gravestone unturned in our examination of the undead. So stay close as we head into the darkness in search of specters, since we all know every horror movie starts to go terribly wrong for its protagonists as soon as they split up.
FEATURED ARTIST: KARI BERGEN
Kari Bergen tells us that, "I grew up immersed in the world of living history and artistic pursuit while participating in reenactments with my family. Creativity was a way of life for me, but experiencing the duality of time--myself in the present interacting with the past--thrilled my youthful curiosity and fired my imagination. I wanted to live in that in-between place, and so I did, soon finding my first passion, paper ephemera. The collection I cultivated took on a life of its own, and my business, Ephemera Obscura, was born. It influenced the trajectory of my artistic path, leading me back to the place where my art first emerged, the in-between place at the intersection of the past and the present, entwining many paths into the one that is fully my own."
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