We Made Bubble Tubbie

Epiphany Schwarz Artist/Author/Designer    

(AKA Christine Mangnall-Schwarz)   

Artist Author Designer Epiphany Schwarz, Christine Mangnall-SchwarzLoves: Dancing, painting , writing, singing, reading, science, bubbles, construction, hot yoga, laughing, googly eyes, researching, stuffy friends, great design, trance music, her backyard, finger puppets, Jordan almonds, Lapis Lazuli blue, summer in Paris, old Champagne, Charlie, Lola & Bella- Kitty Cats, mid-century modern furniture, strong bass on her car speakers, and the sea.

Most of all she loves her husband Gil and their daughters Isabelle and Zoe. And whether they are on a warm sandy beach, in the crisp snowy mountains or at home on their cozy sofa…they are snuggling.

The art of Epiphany Schwarz is all about energy and connection. Her work hangs in several very important collections, including the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, (a Frank Gehry Building), and in the three star Michelin Restaurant, Guy Savoy. She has donated pieces for charities that are close to her heart, including St. Jude’s Hospital, Keep Memory Alive and Three Square.

Epiphany’s first children’s picture  book, Bubble Tubbie, has just been published, and is available in three formats; hardcover book, translucent plastic bathtub book, and interactive book app for iPad. Bubble Tubbie is a sensory romp through a child’s imagination as they experience the most cherished of childhood rituals; The Bubble Bath. This beautiful, impressive book is full of Epiphany’s original poetry, art and photography. A labor of love for nearly five years, she is thrilled to be able to share it now, and has genuinely treasured the process of making this dream come to fruition.


Brian Swanson

Artist Brian Swanson of Cricket Studio - Las Vegas, Nevada creates illustration, paintings and design for industrial to creative companies in Nevada and California. Also being a ‘pixelero’ his rendering styles have a broad range from his education in mechanical and technical aerospace illustration to a more tribal feel. The latter being his work called “Primitives”, a collection of mixed media paintings to naturalist style insect drawings called “Bug Speak.” Brian has also adapted a pen and ink collection of drawings for the Neon Museum Boneyard, aptly named “Drawings from the Boneyard.”

Brian has a permanent exhibit “Bug Speak” that has been at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas for over 5 years, located in their Nature Exchange. He is also involved in teaching a 3-part creative workshop in line work, pastels and watercolor pencil drawing.

A tenant in the Arts Factory, Las Vegas, and a contributor to the Las Vegas Downtown 18b Arts District and community since 1997. Mixed media works are on display daily, and First Friday events at the gallery inside Cricket Studio, where he is a partner and co-founder since 1987. Brian was also the Marketing Board Member for web design and print of the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas. Brian is also an original steering committee member of First Friday and Whirlygig.