ImageNation collaborates with Harlem printmaker, Tara Mhella, for a weekend of art and fundraising. Mhella’s monotypes are abstract harmonies created with oil inks and found objects such as feathers, buttons, and fallen leaves. She uses bold color in her art to express beauty, love, and tension. Mhella’s work is inspired by her childhood experiences of dirt roads, crimson soil and rooted in her interactions with people and places beyond the American South.
Artist’s Bio: Mhella started her professional life in law before becoming an educator. She is a printmaker, writer, and educator who found her ultimate love in printmaking. Born in Lowndes County, Alabama, Mhella was raised between Alabama and Michigan. Mhella says of her work, “Each time I roll out the inks to create textures and tones, time and space disappears, and I become one with the universe. Creating art balances my life and provides harmony with the world around me”.
A portion of the proceeds from art sold during the exhibition will benefit ImageNation. ImageNation is a non-profit organization that provides progressive cinema and music for groups historically underrepresented in film. For more information about ImageNation, visit: http://imagenation.us.