ART TODAY 11.21.17 The Dutch Caribbean of Curaco + Read what film inspired Synthia SAINT JAMES to make a living as an artist

by | Nov 21, 2017 | Art, Art Today

“Curacao Dreams III” – Oil & Acrylic on Canvas – 24×30″ –  (2017)
From Synthia SAINT JAMES series on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curacao

Synthia SAINT JAMES is a prolific visual artist who has exhibited work in the following museums, galleries, & academic institutions (partial listing)

University of the District of Columbia, DC – 2013
Cheyney University, Cheyney, PA – 2013
California State University, San Bernardino – 2012
Voorhees College, Denmark, SC – 2011
African American Fire Fighters Museum, Los Angeles, CA – 2011, 2010, 2009
African American Atelier, Greensboro, NC – 2010, 2001
626 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Seascapes Revisited – 2006

With Charles Bibbs
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA – 2014

Group Exhibits
James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD – 2012
Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA – 2008
626 Gallery @ Studio B, Los Angeles, CA – 2009, 2007

International Group Exhibits
Synthia SAINT JAMES’ artwork has also been included in International Group Exhibitions since 1980 in Paris, France, Seoul, Korea, Stockholm, Sweden, Quebec, Canada, and Poland.

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.3

Back: If you could choose a past literary/art/music movement to be a part of, which would it be?
Definitely the French Impressionists. My favorite all-time film is the first Moulin Rouge, starring Jose Ferrer and released in 1952. It inspired my artistic goals on many levels, including making a living as an artist during my lifetime.

Energy: What fires you up?
Dawn to early morning brisk nature walks, in a park or on the beach, where I release any built up tensions while repeating my prayers and affirmations aloud softly.

Los Angeles: Where is your favorite place in Los Angeles?
That’s a hard question because I have many. So I’ll choose the Pacific Coast Highway and the beaches between Marina del Rey and Zuma.

Where would you take visitors?
On a scenic drive beginning in Hollywood, then to Gladstone’s Seafood Restaurant via Sunset Blvd.

If you could defend the city in one sentence to someone who doubts it, what would you say?
The City of Angels, the entertainment capital of the world, filled with beautiful palm trees and magnificent beaches, valleys, deserts and mountains, creatively energetic but laid back.

More Synthia tomorrow…



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