Just like last year, the New School of Colour artists have submitted art to be a part of The Healing Palette Art Exhibit in St. Thomas. Pooks will have 3 art pieces available. Remember, 10% of the proceeds from each painting sold goes back to either the Ark Aid Street Mission, or the New School of Colour. The opening Gala is this evening. Be there!
Art pieces by Pooks that you can expect to see at the event!
At The Black Flag Anarchist Free School, during their first art session, Pooks participated in creating art for the upcoming Prisoner Justice Film Festival. Which will be from March 23, 2015 - April 2, 2015, here in London, ON. More details on the event will be given in the future. Such as location, time, etc.
Below is the art created by Pooks that will be available at the event.
In case you haven't heard the news yet, Pooks' art is on it's way to Norway!! Once again, Pooks has donated a post card sized art piece to the fundraising exhibition known as the Twitter Art Exhibit. It's on it's way, traveling through the mail.
This year, all proceeds go to Home-Start Moss in Norway, a non-profit organization helping families in need. All art pieces, submitted by artists from all over the world, will sell for $35.
The art event takes place March 12, 2015 - March 26, 2015 at the Moss Library, Fossen 22, 1530 Moss, Norway. People that attend the event, or support the event, can contact Pooks via Twitter @Pooks82
The following image is what Pooks has submitted to this years exhibition. A piece titled, "Insubordinate."
The New School of Colour will be part of an art exhibit called The Healing Palette, the 9th Annual Art Exhibition. Art as an Expression of Spirit. The opening gala takes place November 7th, 2014 at 7pm at the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital (located in the Atrium), 189 Elm Street, St. Thomas, Ontario (Canada).
The show runs from Nov 7th- 24th in the STEGH Atrium
Many talented artists from the New School of Colour, including Pooks, have submitted their work to the show. Three art pieces by Pooks will be available.
Check it out & support your local art community!
As you may know, Pooks donated a small art piece of hers for the #twitterartexhibit ( _http://twitterartexhibit.org/ ) , but that's not all she's done lately.
Pooks also submitted a poem into the 6th Annual Poetry Contest by Poetry London, which is local in London, Ontario. Authors of the winning poems will be contacted in March.
She even submitted a photograph into a photography competition run by Life Framer. Entry deadline is December 31st, 2013. It takes place in London, as in London, England.
She's been getting all sorts of work out there into the world. Here's to hoping that 2014 will be just as productive. Coffee cheers!
Pooks, along with many other artists Internationally, have donated a small piece of art work, the size of a post card, to an art exhibition called the #twitterartexhibit. 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
The show runs from March 20th - April 11th, 2014 at The City Arts Factory, Magic Gallery in Orlando, Florida.
This event will be benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Need Classes.
If you are an artist, and are interested in participating, there is still time to submit your art work. Please note, you must be a Twitter user in order to participate. The submission dead line is February 21st, 2014. E-mail the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed information go to: http://twitterartexhibit.org/
Pooks has 2 art pieces available at The New School of Colour Art Show which is taking place at the East Village Art Collective.
View poster to the left for more details.
As of September 9th, Pooks has been a student at the University of Western Ontario. She is currently majoring in Sociology, with 2 minor courses which include Visual Arts Studio, and Visual Arts History: Art & Power.
She still attends the New School of Colour Monday evenings. There has been talk about the New School of Colour having an art show sometime in the near future. Possibly late November.
Besides that, she has been continuing to attend rallies, and protests that she supports. Most recently: Take Back the Night. An awareness event that seeks to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.
Pooks volunteers at The Arts Project as a floater/ usher, and has signed up through Western Serves to volunteer at L'Arche London for a day.
Creating her own personal art has come to somewhat of a halt due to her new schedule, but thanks to the New School of Colour, it gives her the space, the supplies, and the time to do so. The creating has not stopped entirely. More progress has been made on the "never-ending" oil painting.
This picture was in a black frame with dark red matting. Size is roughly estimated as 14IN. X 22IN.
Pooks painting projects are temporarily being put on hiatus as she is preparing herself for University. No worries, she still makes an attendance at the New School of Colour at the My Sisters Place location. That allows her to at least get some painting done in the mean time.
So no new art shows that she is taking part in, as of yet. Although her poem "The Spirit of Elizabeth King" was submitted, and is said to be in the next event of "Our Shining Stars" , possibly in October 2013.
"Our Shining Stars" is a theatre arts charity event. It is about celebrating those who have touched our lives, who have now passed on, from all causes of death.
When a public figure dies, the world mourns and celebrates their life. When most people die, it is only their close family and friends that know and care of their passing. So this event allows participants to share poems and stories about those they have lost, because all lives are special, and should be celebrated and treated like stars.