For the past twenty years, Kalervo Karlsson has perfected his art. In the early days, he rocked the Paris fashion industry with his couture fashions created by him and his lovely creative and life partner, Niina of Mania Jewelry fame. Together they enchanted Vogue and Paris and created runway shows that fascinated critics and customers alike. His art had an undeniable edge.
Now the Finnish snow king is back for his art show in Paris, France. As you can see, his vision and art have opened and softened over the years. Kalervo spends most of his summers in the archipelagos at the edge of the world, a place where nature plays with light in the most magical ways. For the past two years, Kalervo has captured these splendid displays, capturing the horizons. Magical!
Don Kalervo’s art is breathtaking. Little wonder that he was invited to exhibit his works in Paris, Helsinki, and back again for a larger exhibit in Paris. 15 Martel, a popular gallery in Paris, carries his works. One of his favorite works is now on the wall of a VP at Nokia Networks.
Visit the artists at www.donkalervo.com to see a wide variety of his works. Follow him on Instagram and learn of his edgier works. We are sure to enjoy this fine artist’s talent for many years to come.
Currently, he is busy getting ready for his exhibits at The Holy Art Fair in the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London in October this year. At The Factory, The Holy Art Gallery on 21 – 31 Shacklewell Ln, E8 2DA, London. These exhibits will be followed by an exhibit at the Athens Gallery on Praxitelous 26, 105 61, Athens, Greece, followed by further showings in Paris and New York. We hope to greet him in the Bay Area and Austin soon.
Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States otherwise known as Freedom Day. Juneteenth is an abbreviation of “June nineteenth” the day of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The date was fortified in our collective memory thanks to the trend that started on January 11, 1865 in Kansas and spread over 39 other states. It helps to celebrate the accomplishments of our forebearers and hopefully it will encourage us to hold on the freedoms gained and to continue to free slaves. Unfortunately the number of people working in servitude and outright slavery in the US is on the rise again. This make it even more important to observe this holiday.
San Jose, California will be celebrated at 194 S. Market Street, San Jose
For over 38 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley has averaged over 6,000 attendees. This year they are featuring the amazingly talented painter, 12-years-old Tyler Gordon in the Family Activities area.
Faith Evans is the Headliner for this year’s Juneteenth in San Jose
Faith Evans is a talented singer who has 3.1 millions of fans listening to her monthly on Spotify. This talented artist often stays in the headlines due to her turbulent private life.
Faith Evans is a great example of an amazing singer who has a turbulent private life. After divorcing Soul and Spiritual singer Kiyamma, with whom she had one child Chyna Griffin. She was married to Notorious Big, with whom Faith Evans shared a son called Christopher Jordan Wallaces. Faith was supposedly accused by Jay-Z of having an affair with Tupac Shakur. After Notorious Big was shot in a drive by shooting, she married to the record producer Todd Russaw. Faith Evans and Todd Russaw had two boys, Joshua and Ryder. The split in 2005 and were divorced in 2011.
Professionally Faith Evans is an accomplished R&B, Soul Music performer. She is considered to be the star that fortified Bad Boys Records’s Success and Sean John Combs success as a producer. Faith Evans is successful in her own rights not just as a singer who spans genres including R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. She also is a published writerKeep the Faith: A Memoir. She describes her life as a child raised by her foster parents who were related to her very young mother, and the challenges she faces as she made her way through life as an actress and performer during the turbulent times of the 90s and 2000s. She and her co-writer Aliya S. King earned the 2008 African American Literary Award for the Best Biography/Memoir category for the book.
Faith Evans sings much about love, honesty, faith, survival and summarizes the pain and loss of her husband to gun violence in her 20 year memorial album, “The King & I” which include songs like “Somebody Knows.” and “It was worth it.” Her recent marriage to Stevie J. surprised many, since he has battled drug and sex addiction problems for much of his life. Unsurprisingly, he fathered 6 children with 5 different women prior to this marriage. In a surprising move Stevie J. who is known as a seedy Casanova due to his involvement in the someone low brow show Love & Hip Hop. A promising sign that the respectable singer Faith Evans may have had indeed a positive influence on him.
There will be over 30 vendors with many black artists and crafts artists. Great way to enjoy the summer and the fact that about 250 years ago we started the journey toward equality and freedom for all.
She is a member of the Portrait Painters of America and her current work is inspired by San Francisco’s nouveau cirque culture.
The Chinese have a saying that we are a house with four rooms (Mental, Spiritual, Physical and Creative) but most people spend their time in only one. I spend time every day in each of those rooms. I learn something new every day, I meditate every day, I paint or write every day, and I exercise every day. ——————————————————————– Uriel Dana
She was married to the world renowned painter Gage Taylor under whom she initially studied. They collaborated for 17 years until Mr. Taylor’s untimely passing. She is a painter, an art restorer, public speaker, and a USA Ambassador for the Arts.
Her oil paintings and drawings are part of dozens of private, corporate, and celebrity art collections. Her oils, gouache, and lost wax bronze work have been shown in 12 countries on 4 continents.On her journey she has visited 44 countries and even lived on 3 continents. She writes articles, edits books, and has been published as a poet. She also directed a film or two.
In October 2015, two of her paintings were selected for the Carousel de Louvre exhibition in Paris. Uriel Dana’s artist profile was presented in the catalogue Modern Art Masters in Complex Musée du Louvre.
She is an avid supporter of amazing artists from all around the world. Follow her on LinkedIn and Facebook. Your life will be enriched. For more about Uriel Dana and how to buy her paintings or prints, visit: