Sunday, July 6, 2014

The new Americans

This months cover by Aleksandar Ares,
with layout by K.K.W
Our list: The New Americans (what independence has given rise to). By K.K.W

"...1783 was a very good year. Mozart wrote his great mass, the Montgolfier brothers went up in there first balloon, and England recognized the independence of the United States..." [1].

Times Square N.Y.C, photo by K.K.W
While the rest of America will pay homage to our "patriotic founding fathers", I'll shine the light on some who embody [by their actions], what independence have given rise to. It wasn't easy being an "American" at the signing of the declaration of independence, nor in 1783, and it certainly isn't easy in our time. It means living with a past that shows our virtue and the ugliness of our national and social hypocrisy, while struggling to live in an ever changing present.
Vesper Martini, Cheers America!
Photo by K.K.W
We seek to be knowledgeable, yet have little time for it, swimming in freedom like dolphins & sharks. Creating, critical, devouring, charmingly demented, lamenting, loving, lounging and expounding the virtues of eco-green, health and sustainability. We are a mixture - figuratively & literally - of almost all things in the world and yet can seem like aliens even to our own. We believe in equality though know in our hearts we're are not all equal [and probably never will be]. Full of pride and at times even little vain, though all to aware of our imperfect(s). The best of our qualities will always shine through the fog of ignorance, the dark of apathy and light the way; for ourselves...those who may at times look to us.
Lawrence De Martin: Sound expert (electro-acoustic Luthiery)
Photo by Glenn Cornet.
Lucien Zayan: CEO & Founder of
The Invisible Dog Art Space.
Photo courtesy of Mr Zayan
Lily Virginia: singer, song writer.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Michael Vincent Waller: composer
Original photo courtesy of the artist,
digital-art portrait by K.K.W
Pauline Choi: Fashion designer
Photo by K.K.W
Alisha Georgia Kaplan: Writer
Photo by K.K.W
Abede Lovelace: Visual Artist
(comic-book illustration)
Image courtesy of the artist.
Alaina Simone: Curator
Photo courtesy of Miss Simone.
Delphine Fawundu-Buford: Visual artist.
Original photo courtesy of the artist,
digital-portrait by K.K.W
Glendalys Medina: Visual artist.
Photo by K.K.W
Miranda Cuckson: Musician
Photo by K.K.W
Marine Cornuet: Operations manger
@ FiveMyles Art-space.
Maria Pavlovska: visual artist
Steven C Griffin: Musician, Hip-hop artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.
Lynn Bechtold: Musician.
Shante Cozier: Operations director @ Mocada
noon:30 - contemporary rock band.
Somer Bingham: Musician
Photo courtesy of Mrs Bingham.
Raph M: visual artist (comic-book illustration)
Photo by K.K.W
Jennifer Crute: visual artist (comic-book illustration)
Photo courtesy of the artist.
Derrick Adams: visual artist.
Photo by K.K.W
Whitney V Hunter: Performance artist,
choreographer, curator.
Photo by K.K.W
Patrick Grant: musician,
Photo by K.K.W
Dan Barrett: Composer, musician.
Photo by K.K.W
Prospero Vega: Spoken word poet,
Jeanann Dara: musician, composer.
Photo by K.K.W
Milica Paranosic: visual artist, composer.
Photo by K.K.W
J Leigh Brantly: Director,

Photo by K.K.W
'Art is the reason, art is the way' 1. dialogue from the film "Highlander" spoken by Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), directed by Russell Mulcahy.

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