Earth & Air

PUERTO RICO: PEPE VILLEGAS

I asked Pepe Villegas to share his artwork dedicated to Puerto Rico, since the ravaging of this American island by  hurricane Maria.   This work needs no text; it reveals the pain of Maria, yet Puerto Rico emerging.-Victorine   Please send donations to Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Pepe…

Frank Malaba: Soul Stirrings

 The ocean is a flapping endless salty fabric that sounds majestically in tune with its infinite purpose to remind me that all of life could easily be enveloped and silenced in one swipe. And yet the seagull’s squawk is allowed to dart in and out of its roar…

Old woman, Young Girl

“Today out of the blue my fingers were itching to write, I didn’t know what and then this came out. The Old Lady was back with her conversations with the Young Girl. I said to my mom, “I thought the Old Woman had gone away for good.” My…

Emails from Jason

Afghanistan, September 28, 2007 Hello everyone! Once again time for the Adventures of Captain Jason Carter here in beautiful (but getting colder) Afghanistan!!! Let me get to my story. Ok, so this week, I did not go with my team to the border. Instead, I made a 4…

A Fine Feast with Artist, P. J. Stewart

We had toured art galleries and shops throughout the prominent Bronzeville community in Chicago.  It was lovely to view so many works and wares steeped in rich culture, identifiably rooted from Africa.  We cut our tour short; it was a healthy appetizer.  We knew our feast awaited us…

Goin’ In: Sketch of Urban Renewal

Railroaded!   You see there was a corner bar that was just a block away from the bus line. Because it was contaminated with I never knew what, My mama made me walk on the other side of the street. And then There was Skeet’s store and, (please…

E-mails from Jason

 October 19, 2007 Hello from wonderful Afghanistan where the weather is nice and cool and the action is very HOT!!! Shall I begin my story? Ok, today is Friday 19 October and I am back in Gardez already. We have been here since Wednesday night. Yes, we were…

Reflections… a tool for growth

“…his eyes gleamed in the reflected light … imagine the joy when knowing the Truth…” Reflect on the future. Does that make sense? Does reflection have ground rules and restrictions, or is reflection an open field of intimate psychology? In a quiet space, as I meditate, I find…

Alex Wilhite: An Artist with Alabama Roots

“Melting Arctic”* Oil and Encaustic on Wood 24” x 18” x 1.5” 2016 Alex Wilhite, MFA The film, Muscle Shoals, blames the Singing River for attracting and enhancing the talented artists to the Shoals area. Tuscumbia AL, in the Shoals, was the birthplace of artist, philosopher, and activist,…

E-mails from Jason

October 14, 2007 Hi Everyone! What a week this week was, especially Thursday night!  I just want to let everyone know first that I am OK except for 2 perforated tympanic membranes in my ears.  They are busted and are bleeding.  My leg has a puncture wound in…