White Raven Speaks

White Raven Speaks - Second Horizon 2016 oil 40" x 30" 

White Raven Speaks - Second Horizon 2016 oil 40" x 30" 

The internal world, the mind I live in and the inner landscape that I imagine or that imagines me. 

When I began writing this blog in April I said I wanted to explore.  What I have so far focused on is my process – the how and why I paint. 

But what about the quest and the journey?  The physical manifestation. And so an update on my current projects – 

I am very pleased to announce I have an upcoming solo show at Red Cloud Indian Arts Gallery opening Friday, November 10th. . I have been painting daily for this show and hope to have 15 new paintings completed.

Detail of three corners of three new works in progress, they all fit together. 

Detail of three corners of three new works in progress, they all fit together. 

Sadly, I cannot share my new paintings with you here as my gallery loves surprises. This show will also be in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the opening of Red Cloud.  The gallery is planning some special happenings for the occasion. Red Cloud is one of the oldest continually operating galleries in the City.  I am really excited to be a part of the festivities.

The White Raven Project (WRP) will be a part of the show opening with an open air reading of the play by Elizabeth Brincklow, White Raven Speaks - Second Horizon. The evolving play based upon my painting White Raven Speaks has previously been performed at Fantastic Ekphrastic in St Petersburg and in Tampa as part of Carrollwood Cultural Centers - Evening of Short Plays.     

WRP is growing organically and new elements of the experience are unfolding continuously.  I have found collaborating with several women artists across disciplines to be absolutely electrifying.  The energy, conversation and creative impetus has super charged my own creativity and I feel the inspiration for new pieces to be flowing faster than I can hope to paint them. The mission of the project remains ….  “Fusing visual arts with performance, exhibition with installation through a shared community memory experience connecting us with our grandmothers and mothers as we entered their lives and they left ours. Speaking from our DNA.”

Stay tuned …….. Dyaelkelley.com