The Weight of Man is a needlepoint piece, approximately 29” x 22” and composed entirely of linen canvas and cotton thread.
Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota since 2000. Her published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and The Book Of, while her poetry has recently appeared in New Ohio Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle. Her newest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press.
Materials: Acrylic, Pastels, Markers, Colored Pencils, Pencil, Paper and Fabric; Dimensions: 193 x 246 cm
The Last Rain is inspired by a photo of mambises posing for the camera moments before a deadly ambush.
José Manuel Mesías (born José Manuel Mesías Jorge on June 19, 1990 in La Habana, Cuba) is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, installation and video. Mesías from very young age, since 1998 to 2000, studied painting at the José de Luz y Caballero Center in Havana, and then drawing at the Santa Clara Convent, in Havana, from 2001 to 2003 winning several awards as a student. In 2003 studied academic drawing and painting until he entered the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro where he studied sculpture from 2005 to 2009. His first solo exhibition Demon Days at the Academy, in 2009, showed a selection of his portrait works and “Silent Paintings” series. After graduating he became professor of academic drawing at the Culture House in his home town Old Havana from 2009 to 2012. In 2012 he became part of the Independent Creators Association of Cuba. One of his most important individual projects was the exhibition The Origin of Symmetry at Havana’s Center for Art and Design in March of 2012. Among his most relevant collective exhibitions are “Cuban Video” in 2010, at the Shelley & Donald Rubin Collection, 8th Floor Space, New York, USA; “I can reed now” in 2011, at The Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam in Havana; “Escaping with the landscape” in 2012, at the 11th Havana Biennial, at Havana’s Center for Art and Design; “Cuban Video” this year at the MoCA in Cleveland, USA; and “The Order Of All Things” at Galiano Gallery in Havana. At this past Havana Biennial (May-June 2014)was showed in a series of group exhibitions, part the most recent work and project in progress such as “The singing birds session” project at the exhibition No Craft No Benefict and “The Agramonte Works”. He lives and works in Havana, Cuba.
Group Study, 2012 (graphite, color pencil and ink on paper,19.75 x 20 inches) is one of a series of drawings in conjunction with Alvarez’s film about high school, The Visitor Owl.
D-L Alvarez is a visual artist whose work can be found in the collections of SFMOMA, NY MoMA, the Whitney, and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives. He is represented by Derek Eller Gallery in New York and Galería Casado Santapau in Madrid.
John F. Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. John studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts’ Illustration as Visual Essay MFA program in New York City and is a recipient of the 2012 Xeric grant. His work has been published in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire Russia, MIT Technology Review, the Boston Globe, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post.
Bobby Neel Adams was born in Black Mountain, North Carolina and presently resides in Arizona on the Mexico Border. He has exhibited worldwide and his photographs are in the collections of: International Center for Photography, NY, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Station Museum, diRosa Foundation, and the Norton Family Foundation to name a few. Adams has received grants and awards from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, LEF Foundation, MacDowell Art Colony, and the Hermitage. His book Broken Wings was published by the Greenville Museum in 1997. Adams is currently working on a series of Memento Mori photographs of insects, birds, and mammals.