June Art Displays
Jennifer Gaita Siciliano is an accomplished fine artist, who owns her own business in face and body painting. She has won awards in her medium including the 2012 Fabaic International Face Painting Award and the 2013 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention Body Painting Competition. Jennifer has a Masters in Teaching and taught English and Art in the education field for fourteen years before she became a full-time artist. She lives in Lake Lincolndale with her son, Jack, and her parakeet, cracker.
Wendy Webb-Weber’s single compilation, African American “Tried and True”, a still-life miniature mosaic honors the artwork of Jacob Lawrence-The Great Negro Migration. Ms. Webb-Weber’s inspiration was borne of from her family’s migration north to New York from the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia in the 1930’s. Ms. Webb-Weber turned to her backyard gathering fallen hardwood branches as the foundation to display selected miniatures from Lawrence’s sixty (60) tempera panel paintings, agricultural tools, black felt crows and glistening “gold” paving. The glory Mr. Lawrence pays to this proud time in American history must always be remembered and never forgotten. Ms. Webb-Weber concludes whether we hail from North, South, East or West we all come from somewhere- we share frailty as human beings- more alike than different.
African American “Tried and True” has been on display in The Somers Library Art Gallery since February in recognition of African American History Month.