April Artist Talk and Artist Challenge

April Artist Talk and Artist Challenge

April Artist Talk and Artist Challenge

April Artist Talk and Artist Challenge

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April’s artist talk will feature Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, painter, poet, writer, actor, and playwright

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Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, a native of Antigua, West Indies, came to the United States in 1980 as a young boy. His earliest exposure to the arts was through his mother, a trained singer, and his grandparents, a tailor and a seamstress who first introduced him to colors and patterns, paving a path to the many ways of expression; drawing, painting, sculpting, writing and performing. Iyaba studied fine arts at Southern Connecticut State University and today teaches in the tri-state area as a Master Teaching Artist. He has performed poetry readings and stage performances around the country and abroad. His artwork can be seen in local gallery shows and on his Instagram page.

The theme challenge is Metamorphosis.

Abstract painting by Eugene Golovesov.

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Metamorphosis theme prompts:

  • As the weather warms, caterpillars will hatch from their eggs and after eating their fill, will form their chrysalis and emerge as butterflies.
  • Many ancient cultures believed that shamans and witches could shape-shift into animals.
  • Franz Kafka introduces us to his main character, Gregor Samsa after he awoke to find he had turned into a cockroach.

Use the image of the colorful acrylic pour painting as a starting point for your creativity.

The challenge is open to visual art, writing, poetry, music, or performance.

Each month the challenge theme is announced at the end of the monthly meeting. The finished challenge pieces will be presented at the next monthly meeting.

If time allows, share some of your artwork

  • Ask for advice if you are stalled on a piece and don’t know how to proceed
  • Have you attended an in-person or online figure group (doesn’t have to be ours)? show us some of your figure work.
  • Have you written or performed something you would like to share? We would love to see/hear it.
  • Have some recent work? let us see it.

Portrait of Iyaba Ibo Mandingo by the artist.
The acrylic pour painting is by Eugene Golovesov from Unsplash.

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Date And Time

04-02-24 @ 07:00 PM to
04-02-24 @ 09:00 PM


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