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January 24, 2019

An artist once told me that everything is a canvas. Even a drab concrete slab can be transformed into an inspiring art installation. Enter the Montclair Parking Garage, which has rapidly become a kind of open-air gallery. Twelve murals — some up to 50 feet high — now adorn the ramp walls, including the latest piece by Shannon Hood and Victor Garcia... [read more]

December 4, 2018

By meticulously focusing a flame’s tip on a specific corner to add shadows and create an illusion of depth, Shannon Hood takes her artistic vision to the next level. Hood, who has been drawing and painting since she was a kid, discovered pyrography — the art of wood burning — while attending Virginia Commonwealth University. She views wood as a natural canvas... [read more]

November, 2018

In her latest series, Continuity, Shannon contemplates the parallels of an evolving environment with the growth cycles she observes both personally and in nature. Drawing inspiration from these cycles, her work begins to unveil questions of permanence and a relationship with the unknown. A raw sense of regeneration

and harmony can be distilled from her detailed compositions... [read more]