The Junkyard Arts mission is multi-layered. We aim to bring the ever exclusive world of the arts to the masses through criticism of current art culture, emergent artist interviews, museum and gallery exhibit reviews, affordable fine art and opinion pieces from each of our contributors. Breaking down the alienating, convoluted art-speak, Junkyard Arts speaks to the layman with the end goal of furthering the education, understanding and appreciation of the arts.
Yeah, sometimes we are surly. Don’t be surprised if we are crass. And definitely expect us to be blunt. Good thing we have the education and the experience to back it all up. So come along for the ride – laugh with us, learn with us and look at the arts a little different than you have in the past. It’s what Junkyard Arts is all about.
Lauren is the founder and Editor in Chief of Junkyard Arts. She’s got a Masters in Arts Administration, BFA in Media and Performance and years of Art History under her belt. As a full time writer and a board member of Wanderlust Theatre in New Orleans, LA, she’s got a lot on her plate and not enough in her glass. She is a frank critic of art and pop culture, enjoys wine and steak without moderation and lives for modern art & bad movies.
Sheila is an avid world traveler, writer and movie festival regular. Her writings have been published in major magazines and papers, and her obsessive ingestion of film (particularly horror) has led her to be a near expert in the genre. She rarely holds back her opinion, and doesn’t care if you agree – Sheila is here to tell it straight and kick some ass.
Jordi is a rogue fashion designer, a former Art school nerd, and pop culture deviant. A grad (<cough> valedictorian candidate whut?) of Savannah College of Art and Design, she has been working for over 8 years in the NYC fashion industry. She will rock you in Jeopardy, drink you under the table and eloquently discuss Mondrian’s path to abstraction.
Brian is a magazine writer, poet and adventure junkie. He was once on the road to beingPresident of the United States, but Lauren and Jordi rescued him from a life of corruption with the help of the Sex Pistols. Since then, he has been a newspaper reporter,sous-chef, teacher, army-navy surplus store manager and, most recently, extreme urbanrunner. He is a fiend for rockabilly all the time and our music/culture contributor.