Alonzo Smith III
Alonzo Smith III or the “III” is an artist. An extraordinary fusion of illustrations and poetry, III finds inspiration from his inner soul to create distinct and engaging works. His vivid images and command of the English language depicts his experiences and societal views.A journey through the labyrinth of life, his art reveals his innate ability to free the intricacies of the human veneer. His works exemplifies his artistic depth and maturity.
Chris creates photo-based mash-ups. Relatively quick digital sketches based on aesthetically impulsive ideas which occur when he looks deep into the shapes and colors of the photos he takes. Moods, moments, visual appearance, religion, politics, life and death – frozen in a moment and remixed are all seen as a “funky flood of color and shape.” He digitally carves these things over a day or until he gets a profound feeling of aesthetic satisfaction or completion.
For more than 20 years, Fatimah Reaves has stayed rooted in the art world. Inspired and driven by her life experiences, Fatimah’s works consist of portraits, figures and trees that are mostly on acrylic on canvas and occasionally in mixed media. Her keen eye for contrast and texture transcends the normal aesthetic mode of ordinary or common subjects.
Guest artist from the Green Bandana Group
Rani Rautela is an artist, whose work primarily consists of the two-dimensionalsurfaces of paper and canvas. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking& Drawing, from Washington University in Saint Louis, and will soon begin aMaster of Fine Arts in Painting, at the University of Dallas.
Special guest artist
An affinity for travel, colors, and the need to push the envelope leads him to do what he does best. A visual person who believes that imagery can communicate ideas most uniquely than any other other medium. At the end of the day, creating beautiful images his fiery passion.
A collection of art “Made by Iraqi women, with love.” Its mission is to provide opportunities for impoverished Iraqi women to raise their standard of living by providing employment and empowerment through the arts.