Hello Culturalistas! Here is a dedicated space for you to introduce yourselves and to welcome new friends. Tell us as little or as much as you would like about who you are. It’s a pretty simply idea really, let’s say it’s a sort of welcome and greeting room. Feel free to respond to each other, and to start new separate discussions in the forum if a topic of conversation emerges.
What an amazing and diverse community of artists!
My name is Kate E. Deeming I am a Glasgow (Scotland) based/Philly native/International Dancing Gypsy. My practice is based upon the belief that the majority of the world's (and my!) struggle stem from disconnection. SO I seek to re-connect be it a personal/community/global project in dance/film/writing/theatre/brownies! I have made work in the US, Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sri Lanka, India, England and in my (current) home Scotland! This has both been in conventional ways (theatres/classrooms/art galleries) and non-conventional (streets, office blocks, grocery stores).
I have a great passion for facilitating the fire of creativity with young people and often work with kids in challenged areas (including ghettos in Philadelphia and Glasgow as well as in the (former) war zone of Sri Lanka and in community schools in Orissa, India.
My current project is "Sunrise (Dances for Everyone)!" Which is a 72 day project where I am initiating a dance at Sunrise from 11 Jan 2011 - 21 March 2011. The dances are inspired by the hopes and wishes of other people and are presented in public areas. This is part three of my outdoor dance cycle - which began last March. You can follow it on Twitter @Sunrisedances or 'Random Acts of Dancing' Facebook Page.
My website is deemingdreaming.com!
Thanks for the platform of introduction!
Best wishes and peace
Hi Kate! Sounds like you have been doing extraordinary work! Have you seen Cindy's group on Arts & Peacebuilding? Here is the link: http://www.createculture.org/group/artsandpeacebuilding
Great to have you here on Create Culture, welcome!
I'm Gordana Curgus
I was born in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, where I lived until the civil war began in 1992. I ended up a refugee, luckily survived the mess, and moved to Bellingham, USA. Having seen the good and the bad sides of human nature makes me appreciate the simplicity of just being alive.Sometime I forget to be grateful to have this "second chance", or second life. If I'm cat I would have 7 more to go...
After twenty something years of my engineering profession I have decided to end it. I found that immersion in art, and playing with colors, provided that simplicity my heart desired in order to heal itself. Hopefully throughout this process I have become a better person; being an artist is a plus.
I see art as a universal language available to all regardless of culture, nationality, language, age or status in life, or how much "staff" one has. It is the tool that crosses cultures, breaks boundaries and grants access and connections that are not available through any other means. I hope that my paintings are accomplishing just that.
I would like to add this citing from Dalai Lama's "Little Book of Inner Peace"
"War is Massacre"
"It is very dangerous to ignore the suffering of any living Being. Even in wartime it is better to be aware of the suffering of others, even the suffering we inflict ourselves, even though this can make us uncomfortable. War is massacre. It is 100% negative. And the way war has now become automated makes it even worse. And when solders overlook another person's suffering in order to make some petty gain, than this is more dangerous still"
Thank you for accepting me here!
Hello to All-
I'm an architect by day and an artist at night. I started colorstory designs a few years ago (with my best friend), and we are a small company that makes art from recycled magazines. We use every piece of the magazines ( which we get donated to use from our local library- before they get put into the landfills) and we make everything from earrings, picture frames, shadowboxes, mirrors, wine charms. I live in the Seattle area right now and I'm so excited to see my company grow and expand.
I'm new to this website but I'm excited to learn more!
Thanks so much
Amy we are so glad to have you here. I love colorstorydesigns! Thought you might be interested in this forum post from another "green" artist on the site. Thanks for joining.