Around Town

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.

Road to Austin by Pleasant Folk

I am in Austin, TX for the CASETA annual symposium 2019. The Ted and Nancy Paup Research Initiative Award will be presented to me at the symposium for my original project transcribing the
Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection in the SMU Hamon Arts Library. On the road to Austin, I stopped by The Ross Antique Mall and stayed in a cozy AirBnB.

Road to Austin Images of commercial industry and its decay inspired the CAKE collage series

Road to Austin
Images of commercial industry and its decay inspired the CAKE collage series

Ross Antique Mall, Ross, TX A soft leather antique doll

Ross Antique Mall, Ross, TX
A soft leather antique doll

Coriander AirBnB, Austin, TX Adorable beauty shop chairs in the living room

Coriander AirBnB, Austin, TX
Adorable beauty shop chairs in the living room