Takaji (Greetings) My Relatives
Last night Bobbi Smokifantastic Williams' beautiful dream GAIA HARMONIC ART EXHIBITION was realized and got off to an awesome start with a huge bang in a startling celebration of music, dance, art, poetry and just pure magic at Assemble Communal Space for Art and Technology in the Garfield community of Pittsburgh, PA.
The month-long art display is scheduled to last from its grand opening last night, Friday Oct 6 til October 28 2012.
I was thrilled to participate in that grand opening last evening, performing in collaboration with our local rap-poet supertstar Kellee Maize and the talented Aztec dancers that she brought back with her after her recent performance tour in Mexico.
I performed a few Spanish language numbers with an Indigenous spiritual theme.
Kellee's performance was nothing less than mezmerizing!
The Aztec Dancers were an unique experience to a Pittsburgh audience that is largely inexperienced in the beauty and enchantment of Mexican Indigenous dance artistry.
It was a great honor to have my artwork displayed along with the work of other local artists here in Pittsburgh. It has been a while since I had an opportunity to consistantly display my work and this exhibit gives me an opportunity that I trully appreciate.
One of the three pieces I am displaying is "UNITY VASE", an oil painting inspired by the beautiful shape of the traditional ancient Taino mamiform marriage vases.
Another piece is my watercolor "URBAN TAINO RESURGENCE".
Another piece I am displaying is my most recent oil painting "INVOKING THE ANCESTORS"
It was such a pleasure to spend real quality time with my friends Bobbi and Kellee.
and so many other of my Peaceburgh friends.
I want to express my admiration for Bobbi and all of the other young people who banded together to organize Gaia Harmonic.
I want to thank Bobbi for her vision and talent and her generosity in inviting me to participate in this beautiful thing.
Seneko Kakona (many blessings)