Celebrating American Diversity
A writer must write, a painter must paint, a sculptor must sculpt and a photographer must capture photographs. Artists have something inside of them that has to come out. So much of what we do is to address a need or a problem or to sooth some pain. We have a perspective to share and insight to enlighten others with. It must get out and when it does, it's genuine, it's healing, it's a cathartic release. When we have a platform, when our work is appreciated, when it sells or when they understand, it is fulfilling and it is confirmation. The artists selected for this gallery are among the finest creators in central Florida. They all have something unique, important and special to share. This is why I created A Perfect Union Art Gallery.
The name of the gallery is aspirational. It comes from two objectives:
We work towards the first objective by supporting local artists from diverse backgrounds that share their culture through art. Though art, we can celebrate the beauty of our cultures and its history, norms, icons and symbols. I believe that when we share and talk about our different backgrounds, we understand each other better and learn how much we are alike. This is a path to greater unity. We host local artists for exclusive shows that last four to six weeks.
We achieve the second objective by creating original hand-painted jewelry in family sets. This is my art. Each collection has individually painted pieces in a particular color scheme with shapes and sizes meant to cover four generations. Learn more about this original concept by visiting the wearable art / hand-painted jewelry section of the online gallery store.
I'm sure you will find that our paintings, sculpture and wearable art are impactful works by dedicated creators. We support local artists by providing a platform to share their work with the world. In return, we see the beauty and power in every brushstroke, inkblot, and snapshot. Lets enjoy together and work our way towards a perfect union.
I want to share with you my first piece that I created in the state of Florida when I moved here in 2018...
“Healthy nations strive to become A More Perfect Union, seeking Justice, Liberty, Peace and Tranquility. This piece IS A Perfect Union, of Art, Nature, Form and Function. It's a symbol for the achievement of core ideals.”
The Horn of Unity is a representation of the American flag and symbols: Purple mountain majesty, In God we trust, An eagles wing, Stars and Stripes. At its core, it is a very unique conch shell crafted into a horn. It represents encouragement for all nations to work towards becoming a more perfect union. Unfortunately, because of corruption, hate, extremism and the pursuit of power, few nations are on this path. This situation is underscored by the horrible realities occurring everyday in Ukraine and other parts of the world.
Guests of the gallery can hear this powerful horn by request during operating hours as it sounds off for peace and unity.
Watch my guest appearance on the "Lowdown with James Yon" . The full show can be seen on Comcast Xfinity Channel 1623 or on Roku Afro TV.
A sampling of the beautiful art and hand-painted jewelry available in the gallery
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