Paige Morency Notario
Paige Morency Notario is originally from Maine, and has lived in the DC area for eight years. She has a B.A. from Georgetown in Psychology and Studio Art, as well as a dual M.A. from Lesley University in Education and Special Education. Paige has worked in Education and International Development, and can be found incessantly practicing and teaching yoga while not at her day job. She loves traveling, exploring other cultures, and learning languages (she is proficient in Spanish and conversational French, Portuguese, and Italian). Paige mostly paints with oil, with a focus on realism, however, she branched out recently to include more modernism and pop art.
Arman Fallah is influenced by math, physics and engineering on one side, and music, arts, philosophy, spirituality and world-cultures on another. He takes pleasure in finding the natural harmony within chaos. Arman believes in constant learning and seeks to find a balance between the analytic and creative sides, in his daily life. Experience some of his music at soundcloud.com/halture.
"Before any language, there was only music."
What you hear is a sound collection, a short journey to the elements of nature, from water to fire, to borrow their healing energies. In this presentation, the root note has a tonal frequency of 317.83Hz, a tone associated with liver's excitement. This frequency is close to the note Eb, which is the root note for many ancient healing and repentment chants. In its own way, meditating to this tone will allow you to let go. The modulations to this sound are based on the golden ratio of 1.68 and the average schumann resonance of earth, 7.83Hz. The gong-like sounds present you with a moment of reality. The crackle of fire, crunch of leaves as you walk in the woods and the deep heart and throat songs help you cleanse. Powerful chants represent the mental journey, as the sounds of nature around you represents the physical journey.
Arman Milanian paints as a means for expressing himself. He currently works at an engineering firm, working with mechanical drawings, and makes his art pieces during his leisure time. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in May 2013, and minored in studio art. He started painting as a kid when he first attended workshops led by one of Iran’s pioneers of modern art after revolution in Iran, Hanibal Alkhas. Before moving to the United States, he worked with expressionist artist Shahrzad Ossoli. Arman has experience with various media such as watercolor, oil painting, pencil, chalk, spray paint, and mixed media. His recent works are mostly involved in the digital world where he produces collages of photos mixed with drawings. For the work presented in this event, he has collaborated with his cousin Parham, a civil engineer who works in home remodeling, with a passion for arts. You can see examples of his work on instagram @armmilan.
Freddi Weiner is a local photographer whose personal philosophy is that beauty is everywhere if we just take a moment to notice. The majority of her work is nature photography; specializing in landscapes, seascapes, animals, flora and fauna. Her work is a mix of local, national and international images as her inspiration comes from the limitless beauty of nature in all of its forms. She hopes the viewer can be transported to the place and moment and feel where the image was captured. Weiner is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has been selected for several juried art shows, such as The Columbia Art Center, The Howard County Conservancy, The Carroll County Center for the Arts, The Olney Art Association, The Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Advisory Committee, Brookside Gardens, Woodlawn Manor, The Galeria in Ranazul and numerous others. Currently, her work is for sale in various forms at locations such as Norbeck Country Club, The Sanctuary Hotel at the Home Store on Kiawah Island, The Shops of Damascus, The Olney Library and other locations throughout the Maryland and South Carolina areas where she makes her home. She can also be found on Facebook- Photos By Freddi, instagram @photosbyfreddi and a web site at photosbyfreddi.com
Born in West London, JGoldcrown is a self-taught artist/photographer now based in New York & LA. JGoldcrown left school when he was 17 and started working in a South London darkroom, leading him into a career as a fashion photographer. At 24, after 7 years in the industry, JGoldcrown took a break and went to Africa to make the documentary “To Die No More” which highlighted the AIDS/HIV epidemic. TDNM won 2 awards and raised over £10,000 which was donated to the people featured in the film.
In 2007 JGoldcrown moved to New York and re-entered the fashion world. He began incorporating mixed media into his photography influenced by his previous days as a street artist in the early 90’s. In 2014 JGoldcrown started a workshop called The Shed Project which allowed people to interact in his studio space. In 2015 he had his first show at Miami Basel where his work sold out in 2 hours. JGoldcrown is now known internationally for his Bleeding Hearts/Lovewall murals that can be seen around New York, California, Texas, Miami & Chicago. The Lovewall has led him to work with brands and companies such as, Toms, L’Oreal, Island Records, Universal, MTV, Vogue, Bandier, Rimowa Luggage, Henri Bendel, Armarni and many more. His work is also sold privately around the world.
Juhli Jansen’s paintings are created through meditative altered states of mind using brain wave symphonies. After a traumatic brain injury, Juhli’s consistent alpha/theta brain wave states allowed her to access her subconscious mind at will. This led her to become an avid neuroscience researcher.
Painting provides Juhli’s brain the mental stimulation needed to express her intuition and creativity. Juhli’s process begins by listening to music she has composed that taps into the special frequency where her inspiration resides. Then the magic begins. Juhli’s creativity flows, as she allows her emotional energy to rise to the surface. When people view her paintings, they see images that she didn’t consciously intend to put there. Their interpretation of the art allows them to explore, uncover and reveal to themselves what’s within their own mind. Juhli’s work is collected by art lovers in the United States, England & Finland. 18% is donated to the Brain Research Foundation.
Lionel Da Painter
A true performance painter, LionelDAPainter creates large figurative works as well as an experience the audience will never forget. He paints with his hands while simultaneously dancing to themed music. Dependent on the message, he also incorporates poetry, drama, and digital media. The intention of his performances is to create an experience full of energy, creativity, and inspiration as well as an organic finished piece of work. Lionel has performed at numerous events in the Atlanta University Center, many schools and churches in metro Atlanta, Alabama and Louisiana, the World Congress Center, several festivals including the National Black Arts Festival (2012-13) and Sweet Auburn Fest (2012-13), the Power of You Teens in Harlem (2014), and Elevate Atlanta (2015). He has exhibited work at the Roswell Cultural Art Center, the Atlanta Beltline Project (2013), and was recognized by the state of Georgia Legislature in Resolution 772. His work has been featured on CBS Atlanta, CBS Richmond, KATC Acadiana News, and the Word Network. His most recent performances in D.C. include Artitude at the Atlas Theater, Momentum at the Howard Theater, RAW Presents at Howard Theater, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. He is also a 2015-2018 fellow at the Touchstone Gallery in D.C.
Mark Gelula grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He has been taking pictures on the beach and around the world since he received a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when he was about 8 years old. He is an amateur and periodically updates his Flickr site. He has exhibited with the Hyde Park Photo Study Group in Hyde Park, Illinois and in a two-person show at the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Science Center Student Union. As a photographer he has varied interests – color, abstractions, travel and what he calls contemplative photography. Mark is a retired professor.
The work presented here reflect his interest in travel, color and people and represent images taken in Japan, Thailand, and rural America.
Robert Ewing, 85 years old, is a life-long artist. He spent his career as a biological illustrator with the US Department of Agriculture. Although he earned a living as an illustrator, in his spare time he enjoys photography, cartooning, painting with acrylic and watercolors. He was an active member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Laurel Art Guild where he participated in many juried exhibits over the years. These watercolors are inspired by nature, particularly the coast of Maine.
Although Mr. Ewing has suffered some neurological setbacks recently, he continues to spend time creating art each day. His physical impairments have allowed him to discover different ways of expressing his artistic side.
Sony Robles Florendo
At 77 years old, Sony Robles Florendo picked up a paint brush for the first time at an art class taught by Josie Lim Cruz, a former classmate from the University of the Philippines, where they graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Josie, an award winning artist, taught Sony to “just paint!” And Sony did just that. Over the course of the next two and a half years, with occasional pointers from Josie and Sony's 105 year old artist uncle, Sotero Nieves, who at 100 years old held a solo exhibit at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, she has joyfully played with color, brush, some palette painting, and dabbing techniques.
As a result of the happiness and joy Sony has gotten from being able to create something beautiful and spontaneous, she has found it to be a valuable therapy for being able to hurdle numerous health issues she has had to deal with these past two years. As a result, she has been steadily advocating the use of art as a form of healing. Sony has exhibited with the Women's Heritage Center in Baltimore, Brown Strokes on White Canvas, been a featured story-teller about the power of art and healing with StoryCorp, and has an upcoming collaboration with Harford County Center for the Arts.
Sony wants to inspire the artist within us all, with these words that “Everything in art is ok! There are no mistakes.”