Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Cayenne Pepper Pickers

This is done on linoleum. Artist Marsha Hatcher and I will be doing similar images with different interpretations of the same image from our travels to see my parents in Africa in Jan. 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Working in Clay with Mentor Cookie Davis

Literally carving into clay to get the look of when I carve into a block of wood to do my relief prints. The designs are the same from my recent woodcut

Artist Cookie Davis showing me some clay techniques and allowing me the space of her studio and her time.

Another woodcut

Uwacu's Vessel (uwacu means "ours" in Rwandan)

Part of the Joseph's Tunic Series. The patterns in this wrapper/skirt are being put in 3d in clay form

PAL Mural

Police Athletic League off Monument Drive at Ed Austin Park

The Art Center Cooperative busy again on another community service project

Back to work

My panel I did for a total of six that the Art Center collective installed at Gregory Drive Elementary as part of our community outreach

Family vacation in Hawaii July 14-20

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Images of Dignity

I did four images of women titled Joseph's Tunic I, II, III and IV, getting inspiration from the "coat of many colors", but implementing multiple designs found on fabric. For this show all the images were framed together, but they can stand alone. I plan to carry these images further and print them on colorful backgrounds incorporating the "many colors". This show was at the Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum sponsored by JCAAA (Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists) for the month of April.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Figure Show, March "09, at the Art Center Cooperative Inc.

First pass at "Pablo's Hands" drawing one of our figure models. This is an acrylic painting 16X20 Final submission for the Figure show. Note more depth and tone in the hands and the color of background changed.

Detail of one of the hands.
The Art Center Cooperative Inc. offers Figure Drawing every Tuesday night from 7-9p on 111 E. Bay St., downtown Jax. Cost is $10.

FCCJ North Campus, JCAAA Exhibit Jan. 14 -Feb.16, 2009

By my piece titled "Ashiti" which is the name of the Tiv lady who adopted my mother as her daughter at their first mission station in Asikunia, Nigeria, West Africa

My piece titled "Kiwo Boys", cow and goat herders

Group of Five Artists from JCAAA (Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists) pulled together an exhibit titled "Cultural Fusion"
Rhonda Bristol, Annelies Dykgraaf, Pam Barnett, Pablo Rivera and Marsha Hatcher

Latitude Cafe art show, Dec. 08-Jan. 09

Latitude Cafe is located on Park St. in Five Points area, Jacksonville, FL

I showed bright colorful acrylic paintings and the "Akala Tree" story woodcut series. This is a great cafe offering Latin dishes and homemade deserts, and of course, encourage the arts by offering a rotation schedule of artists every two months.

My Nine Pieces Hanging at Reddi Arts