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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…

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…

Love, Hope, Art: Luis Peralta Del Valle

Man, every brush stroke comes with pain but it hurts more not to create.…This Baldwin quote is the truth. People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. Luis…

Movement: Gafar Oluwabori Quahar

It wasn’t his synchronous painting, (featured below),  that drove me to browse his work. However, surprised when I viewed it, I had to comment and post my picture: Gafar Oluwabori Quahar has work that exudes power, speaking to the present and future, and “movement” is the magic word….

Pathway to Innovation: The Pottery of Helene Fielder

  About the Artist Helene Fielder is an award-winning potter from Booneville, Mississippi. She was born in Rive de Geir, France, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen as a child. She has lived and worked in many places before settling in Mississippi, including Slovenia, Germany, and various states…

Mixed Media Artist: Patricia Coleman-Cobb

The moment I met the characters in the work of Patricia Coleman-Cobb, I knew they needed to grace the pages of Garden Spices. Fashioned after the whimsy of the artist, Cobb’s work is multi-dimensional and has personalities we recognize.  Garden Spices welcomes this renowned artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb.  Gate…