We are certainly all one these days with the health pandemic filling our thoughts. But it appears my recent “Color Me Shapes” art workshop was just the perfect treat for easing everyone’s focus.
The engaging workshop is a mindful gathering involving a topical conversation, discussion about abstract art and ways art we works to heal. The session is experiential allowing participants to be intricately involved in the collective experience.
Jazz music served as the backdrop for a truly powerful session where all participants created an abstract work of art to take home.
I have long had a passion for trees. As a public relations professional and educator, I have spearheaded campaigns for trees, conducted event planning for a songwriting contest for trees and have contributed to New York’s One Million Trees program.
I continuously return to trees in some form or fashion. I delve even deeper now with my artwork focused on tree imagery. And now it pleases me to launch When Trees Talk, Let the Yarn Speak. This is an international tree advocacy program with a twist of art. It is the mission of the program to use visual imagery to prompt authentic talk, awareness and support of trees currently in crisis around the world.
When Trees Talk(c) serves as a forum where people can gather for an exciting flow of facilitated dialogue which allows for authentic, down-to-earth conversation.
I am so pleased to be launching the program during a session with the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island on Sunday, August 25, 2019. We will go on a journey exploring the world of trees, hear of their secret life and what trees do at night. We will hear insights of the challenging state of trees today and all participate in an interesting exercise which takes place in the year 2093 involving a critical decision to be made regarding trees.
Art carries a power… one which empowers you, inspires you and your home. Whenever I complete a piece I always intend it to be adopted into a space which sparks conversation, peace and creates an air of authenticity.
I love the power of my latest work to enable a deep probing into self and honor of our elders. Ahh, there is, indeed, power of art to make a home, truly a sweet home of warmth, embrace and love.
What a grand delight to have my work honored throughout the year. This week I received a citation merit from New York State Assemblyman Anthony U’roso. It was such a grand affair hosted by the Manhasset Library Art Gallery in Long Island, New York. Here are photo highlights:
The “Movement” exhibit reflects art highlighting themes of moving.
It has been quite a journey in the world of art and mindfulness these past few months. My exhibitions have increased as well as being booked to give artist talks and Master classes. I gave one talk where I actually sat upon a bench crocheting while sharing how art served as a therapeutic process to empower me to assist my mother when she became a quadraplegic. Ahh, that talk garnered a standing ovation. I’ve plans for a TedTalk or an NPR Moth Story.
It is through the art of story, the experiencing of art where we transform, where we find healing from the many challenges in our lives. When we are immersed in the essence of story, of art…Whether we are the artist or the viewer, whether griot or listener…We always emerge shifted, refreshed, ready to move forward.
The foundation of each lies in connecting with one another. There lies the organic internet of beings where we bond consciously with one another. It is that deeper space which tickles the soul and opens an inner cavern of comfort, growth and new perspective. We begin to remember who we are, why we are here and garner a better glimpse of our true life surf board…The one where we ride the wave of love for better understanding of ourselves and others.
Yes, that is the power of storytelling, art and crochet. It is just that simple.
Engaged in empowering the audience with storytelling, art and crochet as host of the Baldwin Renaissance Art Talk on Long Island (NY). This was an evening dinner affair which connected and moved all in attendance.
So wonderful to have my work featured during the affair including (left to right): Deeply Rooted Copyright 2016 ALICIA EVANS and Frayed Copyrighted 2016 ALICIA EVANS
We begin to remember who we are, why we are here and garner a better glimpse of our true life surf board…When we gather for storytelling, art and…A good meal.😉
Peace ‘n Light
The core of my art journey has centered on trees. They are my passion offering an outlet to express homage to nature and to prompt humanity’s awareness of the significance of our environment right now.
I was recently prompt to take a quick vacation from my personal nature art trail. For the past few weeks I have expanded my schedule to include beautifully woven purses. All 100% cotton, wood beads and lots of love and passion for creating handmade crafts.
“Alicia’s Tribe Collection”
“The Two-Finger Pouch”
Prices range: $20 – $35
They are great for a quick errand run. They are sized large enough to hold your cell phone, keys, money and cards.