ART TODAY 11.23.17 “Masekela’s Marketplace: Congo” by Synthia SAINT JAMES + video receiving her Doctor of Humane Letters

by | Nov 23, 2017 | Art, Art Today

“Masekela’s Marketplace: Congo,” Acrylic on Canvas – 30×40″ (2015)
Inspired by the lyrics and music of Hugh Masekela’s song “Marketplace” (circa: 1970’s)

Dr. Synthia SAINT JAMES is a popular guest speaker, educator and architectural designer who has garnered numerous awards, including the prestigious Trumpet Award, a Coretta Scott King Award, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Saint Augustine’s University. Dr. SAINT JAMES also serves as a Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s “Circle of Promise”.

She is currently booking her 2017-2018 College/University Tour, which includes lectures, master classes, workshops, art exhibitions, fine art commissions, artist-in-residencies, and commencement speeches.

TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.5

Room: Where in your home do you work? If not in your home, where do you feel most compelled to create?
I live in an old Spanish duplex and I converted the back bedroom to my studio when I moved in over twenty years ago. One of the great things about the room is that it looks out onto a sun porch and a back yard filled with trees, plants, birds and butterflies, which makes my studio feel like a large creative oasis.

Watch video of Synthia SAINT JAMES receiving her Doctorate of Humane Letters Honorary degree

More Synthia coming up tomorrow…



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

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ART TODAY: 11.19.17 The Fascinating world of artist Synthia SAINT JAMES begins with her 10th commission for Historical Black Colleges & Universities, unveiled last Friday + Acrostic Q&A starts today!