The Bob Marley Museum

The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, WI is a tourist attraction full of information and antiques from the life and music of Bob Marley. From 1975 to 1981 the artist used the home as a site of business and recording, and it was converted to a Museum six years after his death by his wife Rita Marley. Music permeates the premises and attractions on the site, and it is a great place to visit while on the island! For more information click here.

Below are some of my favorite photos from my site visit: 

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Dartmouth Murals

The Epic of American Civilization by José Clemente Orozco is one of the greatest examples of murals in the United States of America. It is a treasure located in the library of Dartmouth College. Painted between 1932 and 1934, the mural features stimulating themes and unforgettable imagery that are important for audiences to view, even today.

Caption: José Clemente Orozco “Man Released from the Mechanistic into the Creative Life” 1932 Fresco [Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College]

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (14. Hispano-American)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (14. Detail from “Hispano-American”)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (20. “Modern Industrial Man II”)

Mural images from José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, 1932–34, fresco, reserve reading room, Baker Library, Dartmouth College. Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College (7. Detail from “Departure of Quetzalcoatl”)

Bronx Museum Holiday Market Weekend

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BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY MARKET WEEKEND
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 11:00am to 6:00pm

Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx Museum’s Holiday Market Weekend! In collaboration with FromtheBronx.com, The South Bronx Farmer’s Market, The Point, and The Bronx Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than 20 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers, brewers, and more for a holiday market that is not to be missed. The evening ends with a popular holiday themed flamenco performance by dancers from Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II, an annual Bronx Museum tradition. Free admission!

2015 VENDORS

– Aficionado Arts Club
– Bear Hand Creations
– Bronx Beer Hall
– Bronx Chicks
– Calcutta Kitchens
– Daniel Chervoni
– Dennis Redmoon Darkeem
– Ellude’s
– FromtheBronx.com
– Humble Trees
– Jaynine Taylor
– Lady K Fever
– Lucia Hernandez
– Morris Perk
– Niizeki Hiromi
– Paper Crane Heart
– Port Morris Distillery
– South Bronx Farmer’s Market
– Special Mama
– Spizane
– Tecumesh Ceaser
– Taylor Made Creations for All Occasions, Inc.
– Uptown Roasters
– White Pine Community Farm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

11:30am to 12:30pm – Tours of the galleries with a Bronx Museum teaching artist
12pm to 6pm – Ms. Santa and friends join us for photos and holiday face painting
1pm to 6pm – Art-making activities led by a Bronx Museum teaching artist
2pm – C. Debra performing holiday poetry
3pm – Friends of Martin Wong exhibition tour with Charlie Ahearn and Jane Dickson
4pm – Flamenco demonstration by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II in the market space
5pm – Performance by Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II in the Lower Gallery

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 PERFORMANCE AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

11:30am to 12:30pm – Tours of the galleries with a Bronx Museum teaching artist
12pm to 6pm – Ms. Santa and friends join us for photos and holiday face painting
1pm to 6pm – Art-making activities led by a Bronx Museum teaching artist
1pm  –  Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School Performance Choir
2pm –  Performance by Bharati S. Kemraj
3pm – Girls Prep Bronx Middle School Performance Choir
4pm  –  Cirque du Monde, Social Circus at The Point
5pm  – Cirque du Monde, Social Circus at The Point

Artist on the Edge: Sophia Dawson

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Sophia Dawson is a dynamic and innovative artist whose artwork and vision continues to inspire me. Below you will find snippets of a conversation with the artist and images from her repertoire:

  1. What inspires you?
  • God the Creator
  • I went from discovering my talent and not knowing I had it
  • Some of my pieces come in visions
  • In my studio late at night I pray over my pieces and work
  • I am a co-creator with God.
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  1. Why are you making work?
  • To serve
  • People in my paintings have gone through some sort of injustice, struggle, difficulty so I make the pieces known to everyday so that these individuals and their stories become known as well.
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  1. Tell me about your process.
  • Lots of playing
  • I use documentaries and books as research to get to know who these people are and to learn  how they have overcome  and it moves me to action.
  • Documentaries I remember distinctly inspiring me to act include “Central Park 5” and “Every Mother’s Son”
  • Lots of work comes from stills from documentaries.
  • For practice I draw and paint people from life.
  • My work involves layers, which involves projection, a photograph, having people sit and painting
  • In my practice I have the freedom to switch up what is or is not working so my style often varies and the viewer may or may not be able to tell that it is the same artist.
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Credit: Sophia Dawson

  • Acrylic and oil paint used almost interchangeably on a canvas and a new technique I am using called canvas collage.
  • Inspired by the work of AFRICOBRA in creating a space inspired by many creative art forms. My space, Wet Paint, will be a space where creative minds come together.
  • I didn’t know I could paint until I was 16. I can do things really quickly, such as in 24 or 48 hours. Experimenting within my practice keeps it fun.
  • I also include the individuals in each painting in the process.  Whether that means sitting down with them, a phone call, a visit to a prison institution etc.
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Credit: Sophia Dawson

  1. Advice or wisdom for young people.
  • If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work. You have to keep creating. Encourage yourself and be inspired. There is no perfect moment to create art. You have to keep moving and create 100%.
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Website: ilovewetpaint.com

Instagram: @iamwetpaint

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Travel on the Edge: Santa Fe, New Mexico

On my trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico I took lots of photos of the places and pieces that brought my trip to life. Santa Fe is full of inspiration, peace and color. Enjoy!

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