Art & Poetry

How Do You Process Your Mental State?

I feel that the pandemic put us all in various precarious mental states regarding survival. This pandemic has been a thorny arena for me, a ceramic artist dependent on my Community Ceramic Art Studio at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago – my art home since 2012…

Olanrewaju Adeyemi: Emotion vs. Culture

    Title: experience Medium: acrylic on paper Size: 15*20inch Year: 2022   About the Artist Olanrewaju Adeyemi’s painting and drawing are an amalgamation of abstraction. His work focuses on dichotomies such as emotions versus culture and mood versus experience. He believes art gives us meaning and helps…

“Dear Tyrone”

Artist: Patricia Coleman-Cobb Title: “Dear Tyrone” – (30×42 mixed media) Artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb invites you to write words for Dear Tyrone.  Let your imagination soar and give this sister some choice words to initiate change either with or without Tyrone.  COMMENTS PLEASE.   Question:  This mellow Lady is…

Prosetry by Frank Malaba: Limping

I keep remembering a time when I was young… hands so tender, it almost hurt to clasp them in prayer… When all I could hold was my stuffed teddy who knew all my fears, joys, and wants. The sound of the Zimbabwean national anthem evoked hope in the…

Legacy of Vision and Light: Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis (1962 – 2022) Art by Brenda Davis Inspired by visions that “God sends to me,” Brenda Davis filled the walls and ceilings of her double-wide mobile home in rural Alabama with painted depictions of boldly abstracted flowers and birds, multi-colored fronds, primeval jungle royalty, calligraphic-like seals,…

Prosetry by Frank Malaba: Change

And so it happened. A door shut in my face. Again. In my mind’s ear, the soundtrack of a sad movie plays. It feels as though I might just get glued into the tarmac if I do not lift my feet quick enough. You see, I don’t remember…

Kescorism: Art by Kelvin (Artistk) Ansong

“Kescorism?”  I saw his work, and I had to ask what in the world this art form defines. Kelvin (Artistk) Ansong replied,”KESCORISM is my identity brand. Proceeding with my name Kelvin…… I always want to distinguish my works with circular shapes and colors… Therefore KESCORISM is my own…

Darshan Comes to Tuscumbia, AL!

A few years back I penned a piece inviting you to “Jump” into experiencing different cultures.  Eight years later, I am awestruck to be experiencing the first national Indian art exhibition – Darshan, Visions of India, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL. Garden Spices…