Jahmane West (3/8/17)

Crack Kong by Jahmane West

The featured presenter will be Norwalk artist, JAHMANE WEST. He will show and discuss some of his work on the screen and in actuality.

Jahmane’s career as an artist began in the form of graffiti and has evolved into works on canvas, photography, fashion design, mural painting, screen printing and graphic design. He has developed a unique style that combines social awareness, spirituality, mythology and abstract language and is a reflection of his constant critique of the world around him fused with thought provoking concepts and imagery.

Jahmane has exhibited at Westport Arts Center, The Center for Contemporary Printing in Norwalk, Art Under the Bridge, Artspace Bridgeport, Cottages and Gardens magazine, The FC Beat magazine, and Art Basel Miami, as well as numerous gallery shows. Currently, he is a teaching artist, curator and active member of several artists’ collectives in the tri-state area. He.produces his fine art and his Kultjah Dezigns clothing label at his studio in the Firing Circuits Artists Building in Norwalk. The clothing can be found in select boutiques and specialty shops throughout the U.S., Japan, Europe and the Caribbean.

Jahmane says, “My collections of art represent the many diverse concepts from which I draw inspiration. Throughout my years as an artist, I have always been fascinated by art’s ability to effect the individual viewer and society as a whole. Exploring various styles, mediums and techniques has expanded my visual lexicon and allowed my work to communicate beyond social barriers “

Following the presentation there will be refreshments and a viewing of any artwork brought to the meeting by members.

March Member News

  • Jason sold his Squall on Sisco Beach painting in our Independence Hall show.
  • Jean had 2 paintings in Lyme Art Association show in February.
  • Joel won “Best of Show” at Rowayton Art Center.
  • Nicole Grant Paul has rejoined FCAA.

Shows & Calls for Entry

ART/PLACE GALLERY InsideOutside, paintings by members, Elaine Clayton and Barbara Bernstein. Reception 3/12 at 2-5 pm. Show 3/7-4/9. 70 Sanford St, Fairfield.  www.artplacegallery.org.

KERSHNER GALLERY Art Speaks, work by David Sheshkin, Gayle Gleckler, and Tony Woolner. Reception 3/4 at 4:30-6:30 pm. The artists will talk briefly at 5:30. The show runs until 4/9. Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Rd. 203-256-3155  www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org