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ART Walk at the Plaza in celebration of African American History Month celebrates the culture and history of African Americans through the artistic expression. JazzZone presented Synthia Saint James congratulation to Synthia she received the prestigious Trumpet Award 2010 video of Synthia SAINT JAMES http://mbimedia.com/nawbo/synthia.html
JazzZone was very proud to present Synthia SAINT JAMES at the 2010 Pan African Art Festival and the ART Walk at the Crenshaw Plaza in celebration of African American History Month. We celebrated the culture and history of African Americans through the artistic expression. JazzZone was very proud to participate. Congratulation to Synthia she received the prestigious Trumpet Award 2010 view enjoy and be proud too, video of Synthia SAINT JAMES http://mbimedia.com/nawbo/synthia.html
also View video of Synthia Saint James and Charles Bibbs in the JazzZone booth at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 2010.
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Amos Harper was born in West Tennessee, north of Memphis. After completing high school, he turned down a four-year scholarship to Knoxville College and joins the United States Air Force. While station in England he displayed his first works on Baywaters Road near Hyde Park in Central London. Although he had early success this did not excite him enough to taking his talent seriously. During the years from 1967-1970, he traveled throughout Europe. It was later in life after he had purchased his first home in 1978 that he realized his talents were worth pursuing. As fast as he could paint pieces of work for his home his friends and neighbors would buy them. In 1985, he decided to become a professional artist based on his home sales and his success on Baywaters Road. I knew absolutely nothing about the Art World, but I recalled something I had heard in a speech given by Dr. Mayes while attending a college prep course at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. In a motivational speech to young students he said “You will only be limited by your own lack of desire and you may be whatever you so choose to be plant the seed in your subconscious mind and allow your conscious mind to feed it and all will know you for what you have chosen to be, except you for you will continue to grow achieve that dream your heightened interest, your desire to learn will change from WANT TO BE to I AM, and at that level the subconscious works the conscious overtime”. With this advice, I planted the seed and my conscious mind showed me things I had never noticed. It lead me to art stores, pointed out galleries, made me pay attention to art books in the most unlikely of places. The subconscious seed was feeding off the conscious mind at such a rate it frightened me. Displaying my work was not my top priority; my first priority was to set a goal. I have participated in shows held at St.Elmos Village, Los Angeles, and Quanneka Art Gallery in West Covina. I decided to make watercolor my medium of choice because it gave me the most challenge of all mediums. It had the larger advantage for a small studio, in that it dries fast. Beautiful paintings can be created with watercolor, but you must demonstrate some mastery of the medium because it is a medium with little or no forgiveness. Oil is my second choice however in a small studio, oil can be messy. You can view works of art at http://Jazzzone.net
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Aldonia R. Bailey is a native of Louisiana known for paintings of culture, family and abstract. The essence of her artworks is inspired by the bright colorful memories lingering, inviting it self to her paintings. Joy, color and form incite energy into the artwork influence by culture style and beauty the painter‘s palette will calm or excite you. Challenging every medium exploring every concept, keeps me motivated and combining computer technology with the art mediums infuses the work and takes on a new style.
Accomplished Visual Artist, Designer, and Poet, she received her AA degree Visual Arts field. She was commission to Paint a series of Jazz art painting for Jazzzone.net formerly Arroyo Art Gallery in 1986.
A costume design for "Ms Clown's" costume, was chosen for "Wrapped in Pride" exhibition in 1999, at to UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. The exhibit traveled to Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of African Art and Anacostia Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit and Anchorage Museum of History and Art. In 2001, she received a grant to design, create, and collaborate, a community mural with artist George Combs titled “In The Spirit of Peace!”, from American Friends Service Committee Organization.
In 2005, she received the Visual Artist and Designer Award from Eaton Canyon. The Artists Helping Artists Organization, and founder of the Creative Line Publication, chose her as "Regional Ambassador of San Gabriel Valley" for her outstanding representation and commitment in support of the arts. Aldonia has taught in the City of Pasadena Recreation program for over 12 years and was designated to create a "Recreational Art for Kids Project Booklet" the after-school program.
In Collaboration with community partners in the arts, Aldonia has worked with North Lake YMCA teaching art and computer classes, and hosted the First Black History Month Art Exhibit. Infinite Potential, Community Self-determination Institute, Pasadena Learns, A Step Ahead Arts School Program, P.U.S.D. "Families in Transition" -Union Station Foundation are a few of many organizations, in support of the arts that Aldonia has service. As a tribute to African American Artist in the community, Aldonia exhibits at La Pintoresa Library. Aldonia served as Lead Artist on Natha.org Community Mural Project. was contracted to finish an existing mural 60’ft by 12'ft for the community neighborhood project. A Major recent accomplishment was to design a 63' ft by 10'ft community mural and collaborate with several great artist and the community. Aldonia's desire to teach inspired her to create the Artistic Art Journeys Non-Profit Organization to and host the "Young at Art Project" for children, youth and families in the community. Please feel free to visit her website www.http://aldoniabailey.comwww.artisticartjourneys.org
Aziz Diagne http://www.seeafricawithaziz.com/ Abdul-Aziz is a multimedia artist from Senegal, West Africa. He grew up in the city of Thies amid the traditional art forms of his homeland. These art forms included rock craving, ceramic and wood sculpture, tapestry and Thiessoise (chess-swazz). A self-taught painter, his unique and dynamic talents have quickly established him as one of the premier contemporary glass painters. SeeAfricaWithAziz@gmail.com Before coming to the United States in 1985, Abdul-Aziz studied at the Lycee Technique de la Floss in Dakar, Senegal and then pursued art for several years in Senegal's neighboring country, Mauritania. He traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe and South America, absorbing the art and cultures of diverse environments. These experiences have greatly enhanced the artist's seemingly limitless repertoire and creative energy.
Abdul-Aziz has been selected for the 1995 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has also been chosen as the official commissioned artist for Celebrate Africa by the Olympics Games to be held in Atlanta. In 1994, the national Black Arts Festival selected the artist to create their advertising materials including the festival billboard and banner that decorated the city of Atlanta during the event.
The artist creates vivid, lively images through his precise use of color, balance and design. Rich in symbolism.
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Heather Hilliard-Bonds is a local artist in the Altadena and Pasadena area. She has been an artist since she first picked up a crayon. Heather currently teaches art at various facilities in conjunction with the Armory Center for the Arts. She has also work for the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena School district.
Heather was born in Fullerton California, but raised by her mother Nancy Hilliard in Pasadena California and has lived here most of her life. She has always had a love for children and began her career in childcare. From this experience and an internship with the Armory Center for the Arts she realized she could combine her enjoyment of working with children with her other passion in life which is art. This directed her down the path of becoming an Art Instructor for many children in Altadena and Pasadena.
Heather attended college at Texas Southern University and later returned to Pasadena attending Pasadena City College and Cal State of Los Angeles. She has a degree in Art Education. She works with all ages, from preschoolers to the elderly and enjoys it all. She has also worked many for many years with children with special needs and with senior citizens in assisted living programs who also were diagnosed with special needs.
She has participated in several art shows such as Family and Friends and Black History month at Loma Alta Park in Altadena. She has several murals painted around the community. Norma Coombs Alternative school displays a school lion on the play ground as well as an angel created in the middle of Praise Tabernacle Church. She also has collaborative mural pieces displayed at many local Parks, Victory Park, Villa Park and Jackie Robinson Park, all created under her direction.
Heather is a proud mother of four and a grandmother. She says she can see the influences of her love in art trickling down to her children and loves it. She hopes to bring smiles to the children she works with and a greater appreciation of art to the next generation.
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Joyce is a resident of Pasadena, and active in the community, often lending her talents to social events, allowing them to explore her artistic expression through her eyes. Joyce's first nature is art, her natural ability to create and to see life with a bright, colorful and cheerful attitude working in the social services realm.
Artist Statement: “ My works are a reflection of a rich culture full of family traditions and people who live their life with love and passion. My work has been described as fresh with translucent vibrant colors by using mixed in mediums. I often paint series of characters that are rich in culture and ring with rapturous humor. Using my surroundings for subject matter brings inspiration forth resulting in a whimsical fresh approach. I think you will always find something to smile about when you view my work.”
Joyce received an associate of Arts Degree from Pasadena City College and Cal State Los Angeles. As an art therapist, she helps homeless women and child through art therapy, Art combined with helping people in need is my passion. She have been working with homeless women and children to secure them housing and a safe place to live for over 20 years. She have been able to combine my job as a caseworker by using art as a healing tool for the homeless population.
She taught arts and crafts classes at Pasadena's Summer Program for the youth. Her works have appeared on local cable stations and on note cards and seasonal greeting cards. Chalk It Up in Pasadena, the Omission On Black Artist Exhibit, and Universal Studios City Walk, are a few of many places her art is exhibited throughout California.
Joyce is currently working on a open book series for children. Commenting on what she strives for through her art, Joyce says, "As an artist, I strive to exemplify the richness that's in all cultures, purposely cultivating a message of humor through humanity. You can view works of art at http://Jazzzone.net and http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/joyce-miles.html 626-798-9360 Let them know you were referred by the JazzZone
Mr. Lewis (Lewe') Feagins. www.artbylewe.com He is a very talented Artist and businessman from Dallas TX. KeJohnna Owens the spokesperson for the Jammin Foundation and the marketing director for JazzZoneDFW spearheads our movements in the Dallas Fort Worth area and has introduced Lewe to our featured Artists in the Zone. Lewe was born in Dallas,TX to Lewis Feagins and Jewel Harris. At the age of eight ,he took an interest in drawing as a hobby. By the time he reached his high school years, his experience and creative imagination landed him acceptance into the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the historic Arts District in downtown Dallas. His studies included different forms of visual arts such as sculpting,pottery,fine jewelry making,fabric design and painting. During his years there,he developed a unique style of expression in art. After graduating as an Honor Student in Visual Arts, he joined the Air Force. During his years in the military he traveled around Italy and Europe,expanding his knowledge and creativity for his longtime passion. Once returning to the U.S., he had several occupations and was allowed to expand his creative talent to acting in local plays and commercials. His life took a more dramatic turn when he and his wife Tiffany rededicated their lives to GOD. The Lord gave him a new vision and calling to use the gift HE gave him to glorify HIS name and minister to those who are seeking more than just your average artwork. Lewe's artwork expresses visions that can surely be depicted from the Holy Bible itself. Some of his work is displayed in businesses around Dallas and recently he partnered with a local bank to have proceeds from the sales of his work to benefit the March of Dimes. Art Amazing by LEWE' Abstract and Christian Art is for everyone,not just those individuals seeking Christ,but those who are seeking new expressions. www.vimeo.com/6931935www.artbylewe.com