Posts Tagged ‘Carolyn-Dyess’

mlk with words final 2

I created this image of Martin Luther King Jr. that was used to promote an event at Webster Groves Christian Church, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday January 21st ,2013 ”  An art opening in “The Gallery Within” Webster Groves Christian Church featured the storytelling art of four nationally recognized illustrators living in the St. Louis area. I was one of the illustrators. There was also talk by writer Patricia Mckissack. This image will be part of my one man show in this gallery which will include the portraits I created of many of inductees into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame Museum in Atlanta Georgia. My portraits were created for a traveling exhibit sponsored by Anheuser Busch that featured the inductees. Also included in this show will be illustrations that I created about the history of African Americans for various textbooks. I will also be showing other paintings and drawings , many that have a message about social justice. This opening will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday May 20, 2018.
The mission of  The Gallery Within -located in Webster Groves Christian Church aspires to play a role in the presentation of ideas through the visual arts and thus foster conversations about diversity, inclusiveness, activism, acceptance and social justice. We offer a presentation space for artists to challenge thinking around preconceptions surrounding those who are most marginalized in society. Our visions. Visitors will see artwork in various media including painting, works on paper, sculpture, fiber, and three dimensional works presented in a secure and attractive exhibition gallery with additional space for symposia, workshops, talks, readings and openings that allow artists to express their perspectives. Topics such as racism, poverty, health and wellness, justice and oppression will be explored in this gallery as we dialogue around the greater community in an ever-changing world. The Gallery Within was founded in 2010 under the direction of artists John Dyess and Carolyn Dixon Dyess.
The Gallery Within is located at 1300 W. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis , Mo 63122.
http://wgcc.org/ministries/fine-arts/

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Mug Rugs/coasters quilted-set of 4 by Carolyn Dyess

Description

Let me count the ways I love you…..set of 4 quilted “Mug Rugs”. Enjoy a cup with your significant or friends with this bright set of Valentine’s Day themed coasters.

Perfect for coffee mugs or any hot beverage container.

• Each one is 5 inches by 5 inches square and is quilted with black thread.
• Each is padded on the inside and the backs are solid fabric with a coordinating color.
• Hand made by Carolyn in her home studio.

Great Valentine gift for loved ones.

care: hand wash, dry flat, press with iron if needed

Book cover design and concept by Carolyn Dyess, Illustration by John Dyess

This book cover was a joint project with both John and Carolyn. St. Louis author and  therapist, Doris Wild Helmering, employed the couple to visually represent her creation, “The Boy Whose Idea Could Feed the World”.  The E-book is now available on Amazon and iTunes. John did his iconic black graphic line work and texture to render the darkling beetle. Carolyn came up with the “world” map idea coming through the body of the beetle, and designed the bold typography that pulls the whole cover together. The variance in size, case and color, using the ever dependable Helvetica Black Condensed, with the black pseudo drop shadow, “contains” the bug from escaping off the page.

John did 6 full color illustrations of various bugs and worms used as vignette art throughout the chapter openings of the book. Those illustrations will be featured individually in upcoming blog posts.

For more information about Doris Wild Helmering visit: www.doriswildhelmering.com

Carolyn Dixon Dyess standing by her art I Get Peace like a River

Carolyn Dixon Dyess standing by her art I Get Peace like a River

From the left Mary Borgman,Peter Shank,Joanne Kluba and Carolyn Dyess

From the left Mary Borgman,Peter Shank,Joanne Kluba and Carolyn Dyess

visitors to the opening

visitors to the opening

church members and guests at the opening

church members and guests at the opening

Carolyn Dyess and Neko

Carolyn Dyess and Neko

“Sadly said goodbye to my beloved Japanese Bobtail, Neko. Dec. 19, 1997 to May 18, 2013. Handsome boy he was.” Carolyn Dyess
The next few posts on my blog are going to be a celebration of the life of our cat Neko.

Neko and two of his sisters held by Carolyn Dyess

Neko and two of his sisters held by Carolyn Dyess

We selected Neko and brought him to our home on April 20,1998. Neko is in the center with two of his sisters.This is a description  on his official papers. Cat’s name, Kuniyoshi Konomi Neko .  B/W Van Short Hair. Breeder , H.Bruce Spurling and owner, Carolyn Dyess. Neko was a Premier Japanese Bobtail,which means he was neutered. Japanese Bobtails are born with a short tail.

Neko August 4,

Neko August 4, 1999

This photo was taken by a professional photographer at one of the cat shows  where we showed Neko. Neko had a classic Japanese Bobtail look, and won many ribbons. He enjoyed going to shows with Carolyn, many of them out of town. After several years he decided he didn’t like cat shows and  we retired him. In this photograph Neko is posing with the Lucky cat beckoning paw.

very best Bobtail 1998 international show,Kitty Angel Judge

very best Bobtail 1998 international show,Kitty Angel Judge

Neko was judged the very best Premier Bobtail at the International cat show,November 20-22,1998, in Kansas City Missouri. Neko’s best friend and companion Carolyn was very proud of him.