What is our connection to the Earth, her seas, her oceans, her tribes, her history? Is she really just a rock floating through space? Three artists explore the cosmic connection with our planet and beyond.
I recently discovered on my Midwest summer tour of creativity that I love live painting and I have continually proved that it is a special skill and mission of mine.
Using meditation, a creative vision comes to me, channeled from that great “Field of Potentiality”. I work in a live environment, incorporating the energy of the event itself. This is made in a very neat, concise 4 foot square space or an impressive presentation mural size of 10 x 5 foot space.
Hire me to bring a show that your clients and colleagues have never witnessed as a large blank canvas is beautified with energetic action!
Akron has been good to me. My whole outlook on the arts in Midwest towns has changed. I see that me having been mostly gone for 13 years has not left Ohio without growth! (Insert wry smile here.) Attitudes have shifted to understand that supporting the arts is essential to revitalize depression, not only on personal levels, but for macro-city-wide improvement as well. There are so many more venues and actual art sales happening in Ohio these days; it lifts my spirit to have witnessed the new growth.
So join me in my last hurrah here this Wednesday, October 9th, at Lil’ RedPresents on 30 South Maple Street in Akron, Ohio. I am inspired by, dedicating, and donating my live creation to Lil’ Red and Joshua Page for their determination to bring more arts to Akron’s Nightlife. Watch my vision unfold on 36×96″ of blank board as you savor a mid-week drink, socialize with like minds, and shake it to the sounds of musician Derek, Dj’s Encyclopedia Brown and Secret Sauce.
Here’s the rest of my Akron story: the live paintings and reflections upon Ohio past, present, and future.
Live painting with oils at Angel Falls Coffee Company in Highland Square: This was a second session from live painting of a tree on Lake Erie at a private party featuring the Mo’Mojo zydeco band.
Join myself and artists Doug Meyer of Rustbelt Rebirth and Eartha L. Goodwin this Saturday, September 28th at The Earth Fare Block Party in Fairlawn, Ohio. We’ll be showing art furniture, photography and more! I’ll be demonstrating live painting from 12 to 4pm. This may be the last opportunity for viewing my work in action before I head back to San Francisco in 2 weeks! As always, you can get a piece for yourself here in my shop, but I will be offering special deals to Akron buyers!
The Block Party will also feature a bouncy house, crafts, give-aways, and many local artists!
Here’s a few photos of what to expect:
“Rubber City Story” 24×48″ acrylic on sustainable board by Yabette
“Crab Claw” Oil by Yabette with Rustbelt Rebirth Cart
Table by Rustbelt Rebirth, photo by Eartha L. Goodwin
“Shark” 30×40″ oil by Yabette Alfaro
“I’ll Take This One Please” acrylic on OSB by Yabette
“Hometown Heartstrings” acrylic 20×16″on stretched canvas by Yabette
“Space Angels” 36×56″ acrylic on sustainable board by Yabette
Now be entertained by Juggler Ted and hire Eartha to make a stop-motion video of your special talents or party today! xxoo Yabette
Today I helped set up the rabbit hole studio space, and worked in collaboration with Joshua Page in Rubber City.
We’ll be doing another collaborative mural at The Rabbit Hole at Lil Redpresents in Akron, Ohio to be sold as a fundraiser for future art endeavors via silent auction . Location: 60 S MAPLE ST, Akron, Ohio 44303.
The night will feature DJ sets from Dj Orion Rob, Kflow, and Derek n the Rabbit hole.
Here’s our work in progress today… See you Wednesday night Akron! xxoo Yabette
Sea Star Collection among others are 20% off in the shop now.
Sea Star Set by Yabette
If you’ve been eyeing my work because you need Earth/Sea energy and beauty in your space, NOW is the time to get it! The elemental sea star collection is on sale now, as well as other select art and accessories. Thank you for your support. xxoo Yabette