I’m With Her
Rosenna Bakari – scholar, motivational speaker, and social advocate – is the founder and executive director of Talking Trees, Inc., an empowerment organization for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is my privilege to work with her on the cover design for her memoir, to provide photographic services and social media support for the launch of her new book.
Available April 12, 2018 Too Much Love Is Not Enough
Rosenna brings to life the process of healing from early life trauma and unravels the misperceptions and coping styles that often evolve, but no longer serve us as adults. Her achingly honest personal account brilliantly captures her bravery to forge ahead in full self-acceptance. She tells how she relied on unconventional means in her search for the healing she knew was possible. Her story is a beacon of hope for survivors no matter where they are in their healing journey. For everyone else, it is an opportunity to understand why “silence is not a quiet space”.
Join us for the Book Launch and Safe Space Day
Shifting the Paradigm, Changing the Narrative
– Rosenna Bakari
Recent Interview at KCME with host Keith Simon
During my residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France, I had the honor of interviewing with fellow artist, Hege Haraldsen, from the Norway. She is “One girl, one van, one quest. Driving my mobile studio across Europe interviewing artists to get an insight in who they are and what they do” and founder of the Artthou Show . Enjoy!
Artist Residency at Chateau Orquevaux, France
6 September – 19 September 2017
“Just get here”, said Ziggy “and everything will be okay”. As I made final preparations for a month long trip to Europe to include a 2-week residency at Chateau Orquevaux these became words to live by. What does it mean to “just get here” or to “just get from where you are to someplace else” in your life, your work, your relationships? What does it mean to set a goal to “get here” or “there” or “anywhere”? Rainer Maria Rilke said it another way:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
Five years ago I wrote this quote in my art journal and made a commitment to myself to “live the questions” (Who am I? What does it mean? What can it mean? What will it mean?). By living the questions themselves, that distant day is not so far away. It is here. It is now. And I am present to enjoy it.
Who are you? What does it mean? What can it mean? What will it mean?
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Gala 2017
at Colorado College
Friday, August 4, 2017
during First Friday activities.
Join us for a color filled interpretation of regional beauty from three of Colorado Springs favorite artists.
Food truck, Potato Potato, will be here and parking is available in the Machine Shop’s lot.
Machine Shop is located downtown at 4 S. Wasatch Ave. 80903
New Watercolor Commission by private collector in Pacific Grove, CA. Commission your new artwork. Get Quote | Inquire Now
New Commercial Work installed at 408 S. Nevada Ave. Home to Loyal Coffee and future home of the Quad. Commission your new private or commercial artwork.
New Project, Colorado Springs, CO – Stranger Moments An artist/psychotherapist, a filmmaker, two photographers and a musician started asking, “What if we put strangers together and filmed them having a conversation? What if they found common ground and we were able to showcase the amazing diversity of people living in Colorado Springs? What if?
Summer 2016 – Continuing
Going to France! Artist Residency September 2017 at Chateau Orquevaux
Intersection: Art On The Streets, Art Downtown Colorado Springs Commission your new private or public artwork. Get Quote | Inquire Now
Jana L. Bussanich, LLC travels to the United Kingdom with Tin Roof Productions and the traveling cast for Pride and Prejudice. Karen Burnett Hamer, founder and director of Tin Roof, took this locally written and produced musical with a multinational traveling cast to play before audiences in Poulshot and Bath, UK.
Giving a shout out to Manitou Art Center for donating space for the painting of a new public art piece painted by Jerry Lapham.
As a member of the Blue Dot creative team, Loo and Nicklasson asked Jana L Bussanich, Fine Art Solutions to translate one of the Blue Dot graphic design brand elements into a public art piece.
The finished artwork will be installed on the front of Blue Dot Place apartment building facing Nevada Avenue.
The original graphic design created by Tiffany Schmid of Schmid Studio is the inspiration behind this new public artwork. Working closely with Daniel Jensen, owner of Creative Fabrications and his CAD Designer to break out the layers of the original graphic and to determine the scale of the individual panels, Bussanich has been guiding this process since July 2015. Jensen’s crew fabricated the panels made from 1/4″ aluminum alloy. After powder coating by Creative Fabrications the panels were prepped by Lapham who created an under painting, which was then glazed over using acrylic paint with the vibrant colors of the inspirational graphic. Jerry Lapham is the creative mind behind the final interpretation of these brightly colored organic shapes that appear to twist and move like a double helix floating in the air. In this final stage of the project, the panels are being painted with automotive clear coat by Status Symbol Auto Body. The entire design includes 25 separate pieces. Totaling 119 square feet of metal the art will span an area approximately 12.5″ H x 18″ W on the front of Blue Dot Place. Jensen and his crew will install the artwork in late April 2016.