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(visual artist)"Visual Artist: Mixed Media Clay Sculpture (wall hangings)"
Over the past three years I have wandered through lampwork, etched metals and clay focals for jewelry, art journaling, zentangle and back to my first love which is clay, but clay now informed by my past "travels." I continue to work full-time at my art, devolping new lines and venues, as well as a side business of teaching the business of art and coaching other entrepreneurs.
(performer)"American Tribal Style Belly Dance"
Tananeen Tribal is a local fusion belly dance troupe in the Maryland area that performs predominantly American Tribal Style bellydance - a form of improvisational belly dance that draws from many various folkloric dances.
(visual artist)"So You Just... Get Married?"
In 2009, as a woman in my late 30's, I realized that I was encountering a certain question again and again. The source of curiosity -- and concern -- for everyone around me:
"So, why haven't you ever been married?"
Family, friends, coworkers -- even dates -- were determined to get to the bottom of this conundrum. People seemed genuinely unable to comprehend my marital status...
(visual artist)"Abstract art"
I am a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, where I received a degree in Art. Since graduation I have mainly focused on creating Abstract paintings/mixed mediums.I have seven pieces featured in this years Artomatic. Each piece is unique with bold colors and strong design.
(visual artist)"“Faces Without A Reference Point”"
Tariq Rafiq is a Washington, DC area based artist, and he has been creating art for over 20 years, working in a variety of media that includes Oil, Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Pen and Ink, Water color and Silver Scratch board. For Artomatic 2012, he has created a new body of work that consists of 45 unique and thought provoking faces created on Silver Scratch Board, directly from his imagination...
I believe that painting is a great self-exploration tool. By expressing our imagination through the art we learn things that are hidden inside of us. Forms, shapes and colors are the reflections of the artist’s state of mind and feelings. Painting is also a powerful healing tool. It is a great way to deal with stress and boredom so fill in your shopping bag with paints and brushes and start...
(visual artist)"Color Compressions"
I have been painting and writing for years. My first show was at GOMAMAGO! at 14th and S.st. Noi Chudnoff hired me as i came out of a profound depression. I have given a dozen or so poetry readings over the years, some with my friend and author of Negro Woman, Toni Cole. One of the poems in her book is about me, "Things Ted". I have had AIDS for 25 years, and feel that I must do all in my...
(visual artist)""Losing James""
My exhibit is entitled "Losing James". It refers to my son James who we lost on Oct.1,2008 to a heroin overdose.
My work is an exploration of what we went through before and after he died. Issues of drug addiction, family and spirtuality are addressed.
()"Artist, Paper on Clayboard"
"Mantras" marks my maiden voyage--launching my art into public view. And my struggle to get comfortable with being naked to the world...the raw, vulnerable part of sharing the intimacy of art & life as well as the words that get me through. These pieces are created from handmade paper on clayboard. Matisse called this "painting with scissors" and his favorite medium of expression...I...
(visual artist)" Painter"
How does a person enliven or activate their surroundings? What effect does contextual change have upon a person's appearance? These questions have shaped my evolution as a portrait painter. However simply recreating facial structure or skin tone is only the first challenge for a portrait artist like myself. Capturing a person's personality and breathing some of their life into your...