My interest in painting Buddha began in the fall of 2012. I find certain sculptures of Buddha to be very peaceful and beautiful. I look for them in museum collections, flea markets, or on the web. Buddha images bring back memories of my travels in Asia years ago.
IYABA IBO MANDINGO
Poet, painter, writer, actor and playwright Iyaba Ibo Mandingo is a native of Antigua, West Indies. Iyaba studied fine arts at Southern Connecticut State University and today teaches in and around the tri-state area as a Master Teaching Artist.
Julia Rose is an emerging artist and school psychologist who focuses in abstract contemporary paintings created with palette knife and expressive illustrations. Julia Rose is a Bridgeport native. Her favorite time to paint is in the morning. She shares a passion for color and design.
SUSAN TAYLOR MURRAY
Playing with the use of light, vibrant colors, reactions, interactions and illusions allows my viewers to question not only what is, but how it came to be. My methods have been referred to as artistic alchemy, I'm good with that!
Ruben Marroquin, American-born with roots in Guatemala and Venezuela, discovered the avenue of textiles during art school in Caracas. While cutting, sewing and stitching Marroquin realized that the materials provided him with something he hadn’t been looking for.
Impacted by study abroad in Western Samoa, Polynesia, Kristen has always valued exposure to diverse cultures to further understand a broader world and her place within it. Kristen aspires to do meaningful, healing work weaving together art, music, movement, and words. The integration of body, mind, and spirit is a guiding principle inspiring all of her pursuits.
Liz Squillace's work bridges the gap between gallery art and street art making it accessible to everyone. Public art brings fine art and creative illusion to the street, whereas her screenprints bring imagery such as powerlines and industrial landscapes to gallery walls.
Born in Alaska, raised in Spain, educated in New York City and currently raising a family in Connecticut, Cris Dam’s imagery combines diverse landscapes and universal patterns found everywhere in nature to connect all cultures.