In a world of systemic oppression aimed towards those of darker skintones - representation matters. We are more than our equity elusive environments, more than numbers in a prison and much more than victims of societal dispositions. This piece depicts a melanated young man draped in a cape ascending high above multiple forms of oppression. His cape is painted in gold to signify that he is propelled by his ancestors that always surround him with love and "Grand Guidance" no matter what.

Shea is a story about race and social inequalities that plague America. It is a narrative that prompts the question, "Do you know what it's like to wake up in new skin?"

Through my artwork I strive to create an example of ideas that reflect my desire to raise social consciousness, and cultural awareness. Jazz music is the catalyst to all my work, and plays a major influence in each piece of work.”

During times like these it's often fun to revisit something familiar and approach things with a different slant. I have been taking some Pop culture and Art masterpieces and applying the vintage 1960's and 70's classic figures (Fisher Price, little people) to the make an amusing pieces. Here is my homage to Fisher -Price, Yellow Submarine piece. The seemingly obscure title is derived from the Blue Meanie's quote about the Submarine. Richard DiCarlo lives in Derby

About the art: This was a local landmark on Marion Road in Cheshire. I have painted this old cider mill and farm over many years and felt it was a part of Connecticut's history.  

As a college student who has returned from her musical theater major in New York for social distancing and remote classes, I needed a creative outlet. This is a parody of 'I Know It's Today' from Shrek the musical, where Princess Fiona waits in a tower for a prince to break her curse, social distancing for years. Now, we are each locked in our home and adapting to this temporary normal. We're scared and frustrated. And so we sing. We smile through it and find ways to make this time meaningful.

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Grand guidance

Anne:Gogh
Anne:Gogh

Anne Gogh

Shea

Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valentine

Anthony Valentine lives in Bloomfield

The Declaration of Human Rights

'A thing of beauty. Destroy it forever'

Shadows on the farm

Ellen Pliskin
Ellen Pliskin

Ellen Pliskin lives in Cheshire.

Princess Fiona in the time of corona

Sydney Weiser
Sydney Weiser

I believe that theatre, like a good meal, should be savored. We often zoom from activity to activity, and theatre encourages us to slow down and to be present instead. We come together to celebrate life and consider how to heal this fractured world by sharing the amalgam of our experiences and the inherited experiences of our predecessors that make each of us who we are. In my work, I honor the individual in order for us to collaborate and uncover the truth about this human experience we share. sydneyweiser.com