West Palm Beach Artist Making National Strides: Caron Bowman, Has Been Chosen as One of the Finalists in the "2014 Campaign for The Friends of the American Latino Museum"
West Palm Beach, FL, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Caron Bowman is so honored to have her artwork selected as one of the finalists for Friends of the American Latino Museum campaign design. As an educator, she is particularly happy about this year’s campaign theme: Honor, Educate, and Inspire.
Her art work is a combination of surrealism, pop art, soflo superflat, and graffiti. Moreover, her artwork is about intensity of color, curved lines, and daring patterns unified into one language. When she created the artwork, she wanted to honor part of her family tree and her inspiration came from the American flag. She used a series of interconnected forms to represent this theme. The circle of women in the center is a symbol of wisdom, creativity, and the complexities of life. She asked the following questions when designing the piece “How we as a community are intertwined and intermixed culturally? Think about all the women who have inspired you in your own life?"
At the bottom of the piece, is the melting pot that combines all of our cultures sitting on a sea of American blue. At the top, is the striped skyline that parallels to the stripes of the American flag. The rising sun covered by the eagle represents the museum going forward. As a graffiti artist, she likes to combine unlikely and unusual mediums in her work. The American Melting Pot (series) (72”x60”), is a painted quilt. Moreover, she wanted to reexamine the medium of canvas by taking the canvas off the stretcher bars and utilize it a s a textile. Throughout the years, Caron has lent her talent, energy, and time to many philanthropic causes, such as Armory Art Center, The ARC of Palm Beach County and Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. For the Kretzer foundation’s Key To The City project, she painted a piano that was displayed in the Northwood Art District. After its public residency, the piano was donated to a local children’s charity. Using the arts to educate, Caron has worked with disabled students, creating programs to help children reach their goals no matter the disability. She said of her work, “My personal quest is to create art with a spirit, moreover, transforming two dimensional materials into spiritual substance. My goal is to continue to use the vocabulary of color in order to speak visually in different languages. Creating a relationship between the un-conscious and conscious mind via abstraction and symbolism. I want to provide the viewer with just enough information to stimulate the process of interpretation, yet that same stimulation resists conclusions." http://americanlatinomuseum.org/contest/2014/
The Friends of the AmericanLatinoMuseum strives to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life.
This year, she was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair. She was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. The series showcases the best emerging artist around the United States.The Beck’s corporation selected her as a semi-finalist for the 2012 Beck’s Green Box augmented reality series. Her work is currently on display on the Beck’s global website.
Her art was chosen as the official image for the 2012 Miami Beach Stepping Out for the Arts Luncheon. She was selected for the Fiat /Redeye graffiti challenge which showcase the best in graffiti and street art in Broward County. Rapper Kendrick Lamar in association with Creative Allies showcased her artwork in NYC at the Galapagos Art Space.
She has been profiled in publications including The American Latino Museum, The 2012 and 2013 Los Angeles African American Heritage Guide and Nick Knight’s - SHOWstudio. Caron is the recipient of numerous honors including the Palm Beach County Cultural Council NARP residency Grant and the Lighthouse Art Center Expressive Textiles Award. Her accomplishments include having a piece featured in the film “Just Cause” featuring Blair Underwood and Sean Connery.
Throughout the years, Caron has lent her talent, energy, and time to many philanthropic causes, such as Armory Art Center, The ARC of Palm Beach County and Kretzer Piano Music Foundation. For the Kretzer foundation’s Key To The City project ,she painted a piano that was displayed in the Northwood Art District. After its public residency, the piano was donated to a local children’s charity. Using the arts to educate, Caron has worked with disabled students, creating programs to help children reach their goals no matter the disability. Contact http://karonbowman.webs.com/
(Hi-res images will be provided within 24-hours of request) Media kits, including high- and low-resolution images are available to the press, and Caron Bowman is available for interviews