Two Apparel Design and Merchandising Students Producing New Quarterly Magazine
Kelley Richey (ADM major) and husband Jeremy Richey, founded Art Decades, a new magazine, in October 2014 with Whitley Brandenburg (ADM major). Co-editors Jeremy and Kelley along with photographer Whitley present art in all forms as elements of a constant cycle - past and present, beautiful and ugly. Intriguing, thoughtful commentary and articles on cinema, art, dress, music, and architecture ...are just part of the scope of this highly original full-size print-only magazine. Kelley’s focus on execution and Whitley’s photographic talent coupled with Jeremy’s vision combine to create a truly unique quarterly.
Aimed at those who appreciate alternative and underground art, indie music, and film, Art Decades makes the reader wonder, “Why hasn’t this been here before now?”. For those new to alternative arts, the magazine opens up this world via international authors, interviews with myriad artists, and dramatic photo shoots. Music photo editorials are a rich collaboration between Kelley’s visualization and Whitley’s styling with black and white or color photography. The result is an often startling dream-like exposition of music lyrics. Jeremy Ritchey, a long time writer, blogger, and regular contributor to edited anthologies, is but one of the many authors in each issue.
Coincidence or serendipity brought these creative individuals together. Kelley and Jeremy met while working in a college library. Whitley, from Richmond KY, and Kelley, from Hodgenville KY, worked for the same retailer in a Lexington KY mall. Minds and talents joined in a terrific synergy of ideas, enthusiasm, and practical skills to conceive and produce Art Decades.
Asked to name a few favorites from Art Decades first three issues, Whitley and Kelley named, “Fan Mail: Blondie Dissected by a Die Hard” by Dave Stewart, “An Interview with Laura Sfez” (the Paris designer) by Kelley Richey, “Sci-Fi Bandits An Interview with CHAPPO by Jeremy and Kelley Richey with photographer Whitley Brandenburg, and “Lady Godiva’s Operation” a music editorial by photographer Julia Avery based on Lou Reed’s lyrics. Art Decades can be ordered from amazon.com .
Published on May 27, 2015