Art & Poetry

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…

Hands by Labdhi Shah

I attended the Darshan Festival in Tuscumbia, AL.   In the midst of the vivid colors of the artistic renderings of India, my eyes took me to  a contemporary offering, the hands of Labdhi Shah.  When she defined the nature of capturing the beauty of the expression of…

Foundational Power: Art by Cecilia Lamptrey-Botchway

I was enchanted by the power of the artistry I met in viewing the work of Cecilia Lamptrey-Botchway.  Then I browsed her collective work;  I was mesmerized by the diverse talent of this artist – painting, batik, performance art, and the consciousness of celebrating women.  Garden Spices welcomes…

Urban Exploration with Artist, Jonathan Carter

    I’m a city girl; maybe that is why Jonathan Carter’s work captures my soul.  Through the subtle nuances of his palette, I can feel the color and pulse of cityscapes.  The featured image, Edge of Night 2 illustrates how cities speak through elements like the dawn…

Kuntal Patel

  I met this gentle spirit that is Kuntal Patel at Darshan:  A Vision of India.   Patel’s work allows us to become a part of his creative process.  His birds symbolize freedom, and beyond the beauty of the vibrant colors of India, we feel the California sun of…

Carnival is Here!: Tatiana Gibs (Tatje)

There is nothing like Carnival in the Caribbean, and Sint Maarten jams during this festive season of celebration.  Tatiana Gibbs captures the vibrancy of the Caribbean in her tribute, Carnival Is Here!  Tatiana and Dakey also sing calypso, the genre that makes you either move or swoon.  Their…