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20140826213520-9
$9.99 or MORE, 2014 Gouache/pastel 24X36 © yes
20140812164449-shopping_for_pollen
SHOPPING FOR POLLEN, 2014 Gouache/pastel 18X21 © yes
20140826214837-witness_protection_date
WITNESS PROTECTION DATE, 2014 Gouache/pastel 24X24 © yes
20140812164644-drag_date_copy
DRAG DATING, 2014 Gouache/pastel 18X21 © yes
20140812231807-her_delicate_balancing_act
HER DELICATE BALANCE, 2014 Ink on Paper 9X12 © yes
20140831220653-white_devil__2
WHITE DEVIL, 2014 Gouache/pastel on Paper 18X24 © © Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral
20140617231350-boogie_man_ball
MR. FALL BALL, 2104 Oil on Glass 9X12 © yes
20140812165209-the_nightmare___me_jpg_copy
THE NIGHTMARE AND ME, 2014 Gouache/pastel 18X21 © yes
20140812165412-sharing_copy
SHARING, 2014 Gouache/pastel 18X21 © yes
20140617232528-views-1968
VIEWS, 2002 Acrylic on Canvas 46X46 © yes
20140618000531-eyetalkin_
EYE TALK'N, 2010 Mixed Media Acrylic 4'X5' © yes
20111022215632-clothespinsprite
CLOTHES PIN SPRITE, 1998 Mixed Media Paper Sculpture 9x5 © YES
20140823035334-mardi_gras_mister
Mardi Gras Mister, 2014 Mixed Media 18X24 © yes
20140617233523-it_was_grotesque
IT WAS GROTESQUE, 2014 Oil on Glass 9X12 © yes
20140812232035-crowdancer
CROW DANCER, 2014 Pastel on Paper 12X14 © yes
20140617234318-flower_head_new
FLOWER HEAD, 2010 Pastel on Paper 18x24 © yes
Sante_fe_dust_devil
SANTA FE DUST DEVIL, 2005 Mixed Media on Board 24X36 © umm
Downtown_loft_dweller
DOWNTOWN LOFT DWELLER SPIRIT,, 2005 Mixed Media on Wood 24x24 © umm
Urban_bush_man
URBAN BUSH MAN, 2004 Mixed Media on Wood 20X20 © UMM
East_l
GOD OF THE EAST L.A. GANGS, 1995 Mixed Media on Wood 36x45 © UMM
20140812172519-lost_cat_spirit_mask
LOST ALLY CAT SPIRIT MASK, 2000 Mixed Media on Wood 24X18 © yes
Capsicum_goddess
GODDESS OF CAPSICUM, 2001 Mixed Media on Wood 24x24 © umm
20140617234413-simple_flowers_patel_sample_4_new
SIMPLE FLOWER, 2014 Pastel on Paper 8X8 © yes
Madonna_and_child
MADONNA & CHILD, 1998 Oil on Canvas 8X10 © yes
20140617231210-denmark2
DENMARK, 2014 Pastel 9x12 © yes
Who_s_clownin__who_-1956
WHOSE CLOWN'N WHO, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 36x45 © yes
20140618000956-color_right_gone
GONE, 2005 Oil on Canvas 18x24 © yes
20140618002254-fante_fe_blue
SANTE FE BLUES, 2003 Oil on Canvas 8X10 © yes
20140812231039-fractured_0163
FRACTURED IN YELLOW, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 18X24 © yes
Sobbing_woman_at_door-1971
SOBBING WOMAN AT THE DOOR, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 24X24 © yes
Harlem_renaissance-1964
HARLEM RENAISSANCE, 1998 Acrylic on Canvas 24x36 © UMM
20140812232314-company_0167
THE COMPANY HE KEEPS, 2004 Oil on Canvas 12X12 © yes
The_ole_bros
O'BROS, 2006 Oil on Canvas 48x48 © yes
20121106172113-aruba
ARUBA BOTTOMS, 2012 Mixed Media on Wood 15x15 © Yes
20121103193305-sante_fe_shadows
SANTE FE ANIMAL SHADOWS, 2008 Oil Pastel/arcylic on Canvas 9x12
20140618000645-firstorlastdance-1158
FIRST OR LAST DANCE?, 2000 Acrylic on Canvas 24X36 © yes
Alphabet_bubba-1974
ALPHABET BUBBA, 2007 Oil on Wood 36x48 © yes
Big_yellow_woman-1962
BIG YALLER WOMAN, 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24 © yes
Piano-1155
ABSTRACT P'IANA, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24x36 © yes
Smokingmoon1154
SMOKING CRESCENT MOON, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 48X48 © UMM
20121101224615-very_very_-1958
MR. VERY, VERY, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 9x12 © yes
20110715013317-internally_your__2
INTERNALLY YOURS, 2011 Oil onWood 24x36 © yes
20121104233017-joined__the_hip
JOINED @ THE HIP, 2010 Arylic 36X24 © yes
20110105130945-hotel_cozy__4
HOTEL COZY, 2010 Arylic 48x48 © yes
20140812234742-snake_lady_shake
SNAKE LADY SHAKE, 2000 5x7 © yes
20120516043250-bughead
SPROUT, 2012 OIL PASTEL, PASTEL, SPRAY PAINT on WOOD 24X36 © YES
20140618002858-even_butterflies_git_the_blues-1976
EVEN BUTTERFLIES GIT THE BLUES, 2002 Acrylic on Canvas 9X12 © yes
20121101210632-falling_hearts041
FALLING HEARTS, 2011 Wood Cut © YES
20121228171754-then_there_were_two
THEN THERE WERE TWO Oil on Canvas © yes
20140618001302-karmic_dancer
KARMIC DANCER, 2003 Acrylic on Canvas 18X24 © yes
20110504004112-player__2014
PIANO MAN FUGUE, 2011 Oil Pastel & Pastels on Paper 6x4 © yes
20140812172932-big_head
MR.BIGHEAD, 2000 Mixed Media on Board 5'X6' © yes
20140812225217-birthdaygirl-1157
BIRTHDAY GIRL, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 24X18 © yes
20140812225423-black_girl-red_slippe_203e4
RED SHOES BALLET, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 24X18 © yes
20140812225630-full_moon_horniments-1957
FULL MOON HORNI-MENTS, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 36X24 © yes
20140812230213-black_girl_lookin_out_o
BLACK GURL LOOK'N OUT ON A WHITE WORLD, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 9X12 © yes
20140812230428-guess_how_i_feel
GUESS HOW I FEEL, 2006 Oil on Board 18X24 © yes
20140812230628-reflection
REFLECTIONS, 2007 Oil on Canvas 36X36 © yes
20140812232233-headache_red
HEADACHE "N' RED, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 36X24 © yes
20140812234702-say_it__1
BLESSED IS HE............., 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30X30 © yes
20121219201655-me_and_mr_d
Quick Facts
Birthplace
The Delta
Birth year
Year of the Rooster
Lives in
Los Angeles Ca.
Works in
L.A. N.Y. MInn.
Schools
Ohio State University/ Juillard School of Music, BFA
Tags
mixed-media installation mixed-media painting conceptual, arts-education mixed-media installation abstract sculpture, mixed-media, photography, digital, abstract, figurative, exhibition/performance
MUSIC AT THE EASEL

   ........I was raised in the perfect alchemy of the magical lore of the south in the Mississippi delta that spoke to me in ancient whispers on soft summer nights....  and the very concretive realities of New York City  that kept  the edges of my instincts  sharp...One of my greatest influences  was my father. My father was an exceptional artist and painter as well as a great spirit he was also one of the" Tuskegee Airmen" I have inherited much from him.My mother was an educator  and a  pianist .I grew up embraced  in and encouraged by  the creative forces of my family, that allowed me to explore ,stretch and discover  my creative" selves ." During my childhood and in my  high school years my father and I would share his studio , which was in our house in Brooklyn, N.Y.  He carefully instilled into my young hands and my wild unblinking inner eye to really "look" and "see" digest, and then execute with feeling and mood and always rely on blood memory.

I won several scholarships  at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn N.Y. for the gifted youth program. I attended Washington Irving high School and Performing Arts High Schools both in N.Y.C.. I studied modern Dance and received a scholarship at the Martha Graham school ...and was torn for years between the two art forms,until I learned  how to let them  complement and enrich each other in my work with movement, shape and  balance.I graduated at the the top quarter of my class  with an Academic Art Degree from Washington Irving. I attended Ohio State University where I was an Art major and Dance minor, however I also attended  the Juillard School of Music for modern Dance.

My journey as an artist has been rich and life affirming. I have been inspired by and contributed to the multicultural milieu of New  York, Los Angeles and Europe. I have been called an "ARCHETYPAL EXPRESSIONIST" by Constantin Severin of Roumania. I have been so fortunate and blessed to have been touched by the muses and they have been so generous to me . My career spans more than 30 years of creative, innovative endeavors in the arts. I have made my mark as an artist in a variety of media, most recently in  Saint Paul Minnesoto at the Pillsbury HouseTheater for the Late Night Series...."Painter, writer Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral paints pictures with words in her performance of "YOU WON'T GO AWAY HUNGRY A FEAST FOR THE SENSES" a present day Scherazade, she draws you into her world of precious flavored moments of time, and snapshops of a life where Stories+Paintings=Food."

I strongly believe that all individuals benefit by expossure to art, and that a society experiences positive change when its members are given the opportunity to develope their own means of artistic expression . My long-term commitment to share my talents through teaching in a variety of community-based art programs and educational institutions reinforces that belief.

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EXHIBITIONS:

"Pathways and Echoes"- UCSB Multicultural Center,Lecture, one woman show Santa Barbara,

Mask Designer for Annual Brazilian Carnival-Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood Ca.

Rosetta Stone Gallery- "Visions of a Culture" Los Angeles, Ca.

Site Gallery "Cool Art 97" Los Angeles, Ca.

"Museum of the Senses" Festival of the Five Senses, Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Ca.

"Cafe Boogaloo" permanent installation, Hermosa Beach Ca.

"The Crow Two"- Tribal installation for Vincent Perez.Malibu Ca.

"Please do Touch" Hollywood Mogul Gallery, Hollywood Ca.

"Chalk it Up Festival" muralist and Artist for wearable Art Silent Auction, Pasadena, Ca.

"The Essence of Women" Bova Gallery, Los Angeles Ca.

The Festival of Masks, 8 years,Los Angeles Folk

and Art Craft Museum

"Colors from the Outside" two woman show The Eye Grind Gallery, Los Olivos Ca.

"Generation Of Women" Third world Art EXchange,Los Angeles Ca.

"The First Decade" La Mamma Galleria, New York City

"Urban Masks Stories" one woman show, the Stevenson Gallery Silverlake, California

"The African Marketplace Art Festival" Los Angeles

""You Won't Go Away Hungry, a Feast for the Senses" A performance project: paintings, spoken

words and music. Performed at thePillsbury House late night series, Minnesota.

"L.A.vs.THE WAR II" Group Show and Event at the Vortex Gallery, L.A. C.A.

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TEACHING:

"Youth First Theater of Hearts", Los Angeles Ca.

Watts Labor Community Action Center. Los Angeles Ca.

Pratt Institute Of Technology, Brooklyn, New York

Police Athletic League Art Centers, New York, N.Y.

 

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PRESS/REVIEWS

Los Angeles Times

Vibe magazine

Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Daily News

The African Market Place under the Fringe Art Festival, Archival Video, for Peter Sellers

L.A. Weekly

Village Voice

 

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.......I published  my first book on the second day of January 2013, What a way to start a new year!. It is called "MUSIC AT THE EASEL" prose poetry paintings what a ride! Here are some of the reviews. It can be purchased from Xlibris.com, Amazon or Barnes and Noble .  It is available in soft and hard copy as well as an e-book. Please e-mail me with comments  or thoughts at : musicattheeasel@gmail.com after you read it, I would like that a lot! Thanks for the support............

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

In her debut, a painter uses mixed media to share her observation on her life as an artist.

 

LaGrone-Amaral shares her deeply personal autobiographical and sociopolitical views in a mélange of essays, poetry, photos, and illustrations. The author writes that her inspiration for making art comes form her father, a master painter who was also a Tuskegee Airman in World War II. She keeps the lessons her father taught her “safe and tucked away like precious jewels,” she writes.  She includes a plethora of images of her as a young girl painting with her father to clarify the path that was laid out for her at a young age. Raised in the South and in New York City, currently residing in Los Angeles, LaGrone-Amaral has a voice as diverse as the places she lived. She writes about attending church with her family in the south and how the breeze ”played with the lazy ribbons in our hair and made the parlor curtains swing like they were dancing.” The book includes reflections about a range of subjects,

from a broken bottle on a street to “feeling in colors,” to a date at New York’s Russian Tea Room with a “handsome young dancer.” LaGrone-Amaral describes and demonstrates the artists ability to “collect and store up moments, feelings, visions, dreams, and fragments from the changing shadows of life’s journey.” Her writing is as bright as the paintings she includes, and her flowery adjectives enliven even the mundane observations. A self-labeled “archetypal expressionist,” the author “uses” paintings

 like words” and balances visual imagery with prose that speaks to the nuances of life.

 

An engaging, eloquent memoir told through poetry, essays and paintings.

 

                                                                                         KIRKUS

  

No there is nothing subtle when Marilyn meets herself in the dream. Dashing color. Chopped onions, rose water and black seed honey……always a tangled dress, poems in her teeth wrapped in cayenne and blisters of chilies. We all wanted her to dance in the light of tangerine strokes lifting tears.

Her images of canela, crushes against smudges along the edge of the bowl. We are at ease standing in her honor.”

 

                                                                                        Lorie Carlos, Performance Artist

  

“ This is more than just a book………Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral’s MUSIC AT THE EASEL is very much a feast for the soul. With her prose, poems and paintings she conjures up a rich tapestry of beautiful things from a time gone by. She is an incredible artist, her work a bountiful treasure.”

  

                                                                                       Rodney Allen Hooks, Filmmaker

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                                                          Comments from the ARTSLANT Tribe

" Your work truly touches my soul."

                           Marina K. Rehrmann...U.S.A.

 

"Strange kind of magic going on, well done."

                          James Sutherland.....Scotland

             

"Your work speaks to me of an inner dialogue between subconscious and conscious mind, there is so much left to interpretation."

                           Tafewa Turner....Canada

 

"Strong and Unusual work!"

                              Mike Munro Bell...U.K.

 

"Evocative painting that tells stories."

                             Bill Warren...Costa Rica

 

" I like your mysterious style  the feeling of hopeful lonlyness."

                               Ruslan Agirba...Kiev

 

"Still forever inspired by " Dream'n of Nawlins" and "Sobbing Woman at the Door."

                              Phelonise Willy....U.S.A.

 

"Your work seems to awaken inner consciousness.There is dazzle and impunity in the color choices, as well as poetic expression."

                                Dr. Roland Talag...Phillipines

 

..."Amazing work! Vibrancy,passion and creativity!"

                               Hufreesh Dumasia....Mumbai

 

..."You have soul in your work...all your feelings are there."

                               Vasco Ribeiro, Portugal

  

..."Your art to me is gentle,romantic and true."

                             Marlena Yurokova, Russi

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