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“And, certainly, to him Life itself was the first, the greatest, of the arts, and for it all the other arts seemed to be but a preparation.” – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
K. Pastore is a Dallas dwelling interdisciplinary artist and active alumna of Act One, Inc. She works in portraiture, performance, literature, and film.
Pastore began her public career in 2014, first working as a freelance writer on the subject of religion and the arts, then as a film critic for Lumindeo Studios, followed by fiction writer and essayist. Her articles have appeared in Lumindeo Studios, Christianity Today, Converge and Fathom Magazine. In January of 2017, Pastore was featured in Fathom Magazine for her visual pieces. Shortly thereafter, the Lewis and the Inklings Society selected her as an honored writer in the graduate competition. Pastore, oddly enough, thoroughly enjoys content/line editing and proofreading—which she routinely accepts on contract.
While attending High school in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Pastore started taking on illustrations jobs. She began working on medical/fitness illustration, children’s books, and storybook murals. She still takes great pleasure in collaborating with writer’s to enhance their work through illustration in varying capacities. Pastore’s performance pieces have been showcased in Chicago and Dallas. Most celebrated, Life We Are In Death, written and directed by Pastore, constructed a theatrical narrative in conjunction with an experimental art installation. Above all, Pastore is sought after for her portraiture, both autonomous and commissioned.
Pastore regularly accepts speaking/teaching engagements giving lectures on religion, storytelling, film and artistic collaboration. She served as a guest lecturer and conversationalist for Dallas Theological Seminary’s course Sundance and Theology. While serving as Head of Visual Arts for Eikon Artist Fellowship, Pastore led numerous lectures and events. Her lecture topics included: inter-artist collaboration, phenomenological studies for the visual arts, and literary theory from the Psalms.
Aside from meditating on the woes and wonders of the every day, Pastore is currently working on her debut novel: Good Blood.
It was during a brief moment at a stop light that I glimpsed the peculiar scene—a short-legged, brown-haired boy motoring with absurd gusto along a chain-linked fence. Just beforehand he had joined two other kindergarteners playing in a schoolyard before school. The two kids played with a stuffed animal fox, tossing it high into the […]
I find it easy to fall into a desire to know much at the expense of contemplating little. The world tells me to do more, read more, write more, talk more, take more jobs, earn more followers, attend more events; I suppose this is my way of rejecting the more-mentality and embracing the given. Simple […]
I drove home from work—40 in a 35—slow enough to catch a glimpse of a sprite on the sidewalk. The stroller-fastened little girl was being wheeled forward my her mother opposite my sputtering Civic. The girl crinkled up her face and swung her arms, provoked by some bump in the sidewalk or light in her […]
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“Art allows us to grapple with these mysteries and engages our full humanity in the process. It is a natural expression of our humanity in the face of a wholly other God, and as such it is essential for life in the church.” www.shannongianotti.comShannon Gianotti Baker