Dancers in our Midst / by Pleasant Folk

Transprung , 2013 oil on canvas by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Seattle Museum of Art

Transprung, 2013 oil on canvas by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Seattle Museum of Art

After my time at the CASETA conference in Austin, I began the journey to Farmington, Pennsylvania for my artist residency at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. The layover in Seattle on the way to Pennsylvania from Austin was worthwhile, even if it seemed far out of the way. In the airport, I ran into prima ballerina Ingrid Silva of Dance Theater of Harlem, NYC! It was such an honor to shake her hand. Once in Seattle, I explored the city starting with the Seattle Museum of Art. I saw this painting of a dancer by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and it reminded me of Ingrid. Lynette paints human figures from imagination, often times in a single day.