Art & Poetry

PAINTING THE NOW

  At the park this evening, I’m contemplating the way the wind is drawing moving patterns on the water with the colors of the setting sun and sky reflecting on the pond’s mirror-like surface.  Along the shore, the pond is totally calm reflecting the colors and shapes of…

Alex Wilhite: Celebrate

  “Oceanic” Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas 40” x 30” x 1.5” 2019 “Breaking News: Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2020 selected and invites one of my painting for group exhibition opening on January 16, 2020, through til March 13, 2020 Juror: Cara Manes, Associate…

Artist Cecil Bernard: Connections

“The Bond” I usually don’t just do this kind of thing but since my Mom passed last week I know she was a Daddy’s girl and her Dad died when she was 7. I also coached my basketball 🏀 daughter in high school !!!” – Cecil Bernard  …

Kerrigan Casey: Artist/Activist

  “I have been practicing realism since I get commissioned a lot for portraits. I’m doing a new infest in painting murals (which is so much work). Just basically working to produce content that inspires me and others. “- Kerrigan “A lot of people aren’t into taking action…

Keeping Up with Charlene Carter

Besides leading the C.O.R.E. Drummers, Charlene created masks for our story, Chinye.  Behold, The Antelope, The Lion, and The Hyena!                     Charlene leading the C.O.R.E. Drummers at Juneteenth event, Victorine, Dorothy Carter, Shonna Beckwith, Deborah Carter, Caroline Ricks, and…

Artist Rosemary Ollison Lives!

“WALKING DEAD WOMEN”. If I can’t live! Please, God, send me someone to bury me I cannot continue to be a walking dead woman The life you gave me is all in vain I just cannot keep on living this life’s game My flesh is dead it is…

Gotta Write

  Gotta write this pain off me Light blue ink won’t do. Gotta write this mess untangled Tired of feeling blue. Gotta write through darkness. Gotta write through fright. Gotta write til peace has come. And I see things aright.     -Tekla A. Syers resides in Chicago…

Life- the Finest Art

Just in the past week, as a Peace Minister and a human being, I have been blessed to experience many diverse and “rather ordinary” meaningful facets of human life. I have moved from shock and sadness to joy and happiness with several stops in between. Here are some…

The Art of Photography: Bernard Basley

  These are some images taken in Ho Chi Ming City and in the Mekong Delta. Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television…