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Sheldon Eskin interviews Franz Fox, an abstract expressionist Cuban-American artist who apprenticed with several master artists in Paris and Malaga, and created his own style of painting which he refers to as “Neoplasticisty” for the mixture and variability of elements, emphasizing impulse over premeditated composition. Franz Fox has a solo show of his paintings at Haley and Steele Gallery in Boston, MA during this September.
The Best Art! I Guarantee It!, 2017, mixed media: Cheetos, fake gold, acrylic on board, 59””x59”
Sheldon Eskin interviews Sol Hill, whose artistic practice is divided between working with contemporary digital imaging technology to create what he calls Metagraphs, a mixed media and by using art as a form of social activism through creating hard hitting social justice art installations with strong presence. His latest exploration, The Best Art Ever!, unapologetically lampoons Donald Trump and what Hill describes as his ‘Toxic Orange Agenda.’
Sheldon Eskin interviews Coach Derek Locklear, founder of Coach Derek Inc. along with Let’s Give Them A Shot!, a non-profit organization that helps kids get the sports instruction they need regardless of whether or not they can afford it. Coach Derek's goal is to teach and reach as many children as he can through sports. He subscribes to the belief that teaching the fundamentals of sports enriches children at all levels, ages and skills. These are things that last beyond the end of the game. Coach Derek Locklear’s philosophy of teaching kids life lessons that last even when the game has ended comes from over 25 years teaching and coaching experience – and that’s after 20 years of experience being the player.
Coach Derek played basketball and baseball at Central Cabarrus High School in North Carolina, going on to play college baseball at Montreat Anderson in North Carolina.