Vicki Rosenthal Art

Their Souls Live On: Community Art Project

CURRENTLY SHOWING!!
LA Lee YMCA
1409 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

An inside wall mural of shoes hand painted from the Sistrunk community residents and surrounding neighborhoods honoring family members that have passed and the historical land of the LA Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center.

#installation and presentation of the #wallmural, “Their Souls Live On”. #Community #Art #Project 
#communityartproject #artheals #MySoulMyShoes #BlackHistoryMatters #BlackLives #Remembered #Honored #Memorialized
Thank you Constance Ivana, co-leader of project and Sharon Major-Hughes, YMCA Director of FamilyServices, and the Donors of the project: Broward County Cultural Division, Broward Arts Calendar, Derivan Matisse, Italian Art Store, Etiko Fairtrade Shoes, American Fishing Wire, Blick Art Materials, Jerry’s Artarama Retail Stores.

“OvaVenger” and “Love Harley” at Plunge Into the Arts

Art for sale of Collaborative Artists exhibition until Sept. 10, 2022
at Plunge Beach Resort, 4660 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-By-The Sea, FL 33308
10% of net profits of both pieces benefit Broward Women’s Emergency Fund

“Lovelin”

Image is a visual art painting. It is acrylic paint on canvas. In the center of the painting, there is a silver metal shield with a pink heart in the center of it. Actually, the heart has the colors of pink, blue, and purple; the colors representing bisexual people. Surrounding the shield, in the top right corner are silhouettes of gang members holding guns and machete, the bottom right of the painting shows the continent of Africa and South America with the central American countries barely being seen because the bottom of the shield covers them, and the western part of the United States is barely seen to the left of the shield. The bottom left of the painting is the trunk of the tree of life and a little way up on the trunk is an old style telephone. The telephone is black with black numbers and grey background for the dial. The phone has a handle that you pick up and put to your ear and mouth. On the upper left hand corner of the painting, the tree of life branches spread out. One of the branches follows the top lines of the shield and on that branch is a black and white cat with the face markings of a raccoon. The cat belongs to the two women told in the story. The cat’s name is Lovelin. The colors represented on the background: the gang members' silhouettes are mostly black, their background is blurry dark green and dark purple as if they are in the jungle, the continents are green, light and dark browns indicating the terrain of the continents. The tree is lines of black, dark brown, gray, white, multi-colors showing shadows and depth.

“Lovelin” focuses on a bisexual woman currently seeking asylum in the US after fleeing her country in Africa. She and her girlfriend were caught being together in a nightclub; her girlfriend was killed shielding her from the attackers. This painting tells her story through her words and images. Be a part of her story..

About the Artist

The artist, Vicki Rosenthal, is sitting at her desk painting a pair of shoes. She is a white woman with short dark blonde hair and wearing glasses. She is holding a black canvas hi-top sneaker in her left hand and a paint brush in her right hand. She is wearing a black short sleeve tee-shirt and blue jeans. On her desk there is lots of paints for her painting project.

Vicki Rosenthal is a visual artist focusing on social impact through community involvement projects, public art and individual custom work. The artwork produced evokes social change, social responsibility, empathy, and equity.

The art projects are designed to create trusting space and anonymity for people to share their stories. Working with individuals, communities, and organizations, many projects have advanced TLGBQIA+ rights, immigration justice, education rights, environmental consciousness, women’s rights, cancer prevention, and voting equity. People and community organizations share their causes and inspirations with me and together we create amazing projects.

More – About the Artist

Contact me. Let’s create an original art design together!

Vicki Rosenthal Art, LLC
PO Box 70743, Oakland Park, FL 33307
vr@vickirosenthal.art


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