are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an
almost psychic extent, of understanding the emotional needs of their
companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism - they are
the kind of people of whom it is said, "They always make you feel better
for having been with them."- All About Libra
Today seems appropriate for a reflective, stroll down memory lane journey.
About thirteen years ago, on the outdoor grounds of torturous high school, I was
introduced to fellow creative free spirited, quiet yet humorous, Asia Aneka Anderson, whom prior to meeting, Stephanie Bramel had quoted, "You have got to meet this girl. She's a lot like you."
And indeed we have much in common.
Taste in widened kaleidoscope of music. Quirky, unique fashion style. Appreciation for creative writing, books, and poetry. Love for autumn and October brilliance. Working at the library because one cannot spell library without "Libra!…
This has been an incredible Sunday. I say that after walking an hour and twenty minutes to a gallery reception. The October skies were cloudy, the temperature was pleasantly warm, and the sweetly singing birds couldn't sound any better.... Okay. In all honesty, there were no actual birds, more like squirrels, but if those squirrels could sing they would probably sound just like those chirping imaginary birds in my head! I just had a good, positive feeling about today, intuitively knowing that very soon I would be in the company of some wonderful people. That I was! Star of the hour, James Pate graciously socialized with the best of Dayton art celebs like Willis "Bing" Davis, Dwayne Daniels, Kevin Harris, Delora Bufurd Buchanon, Terry Hitt, other known local artists and admirers of all ages were in attendance! Rob missed out on an unbelievable experience. And I'm not talking fried chicken or sugar cookies here! Alive, hopping, and jazz bopping, Ebonia Gallery was definitely the…
Best architecture in the city of Dayton goes too....
Atop of Grafton Hill, sits a beautiful, classically red bricked tower of cascading stairs that seems to have escaped from a M.C. Esher work. A remarkable piece of Dayton history, the Dayton Art Institute is a museum that once featured an amazing art school that taught great artist friends like Virginia Burroughs and Willis "Bing" Davis. With incredible exhibits continuing to come to one of Dayton's most impressive treasures such as 100 Years of African American Art: The Arthur Primas Collection, Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, and From Romance to Rifles: Winslow Homer's Illustrations of 19th Century America, Norman Rockwell is no exception. Having recently opened November 12th, I went five days later, on a Thursday, when they closed at eight PM. This was what happened that day.
True story- when I reached the top, those grand epic stairs were closed. No way was I walking back down! Car…