My good brother in the spirit, Will Bermudez, is Creative Director for The Arts United Journal. (He is also a bad ass photag–one of my favorites, actually).
The whole Arts United team–Daniela Riojas (Director), Viktoria Valencuela (Chief Editor), Jose Mojica (Production Manger) and Will–is doing some wonderful work down in San Antonio:
Beyond seeking to educate and motivate into action, we seek to extend a warm hand outwards into all areas of life that wish to be heard.
In an effort to recapture our personal freedoms, The Arts United brings together local musicians, visual artists, poets, philosophers, and scholars as a community of conscious and progressive citizens who are empowered by and willing to share their unique perspective about the human experience.
The current issue is titled Metaphysical Expressions:
Art gives us the ability to share our unique connection to the universe. Oftentimes, the most powerful connections that we make with the metaphysical world are at first formless and intangible. Whether they are visions, floods of sound, or words echoing in the mind, it becomes the artists’ mission to create physical representations of those experiences, making the artist a liaison between the community and a realm beyond perceptible senses. But, where do these experience come from and why have they chosen you? We want this issue to contain art that is related to the process of receiving, filtering, and giving physical form to creative energies. We want this issue to find their source and discuss belief systems that give meaning to our existence. We want this issue to propose new truths, to reinstate old truths, and to shout out questions that topple dogmas. Our goal is to welcome the diversity of thought and give each artist the power to help define our current society as well as construct a future one.
I highly recommend spending a few days perusing this great issue. As you can tell just by the awesome cover up above, there is a lot to look forward to inside this issue. And that includes some art and poetry from the guys at Disembodied Texts, Christopher Daewood George and Kiki Ishihara.
- Body 7: Disembodied DIY | disembodied text (keithwaynebrown.com)
- Art and Soul (navigationofkindness.com)
- Does an artist create an art or an art creates an artist? (nagapramod.wordpress.com)
- ‘Art is a Dear Friend’: Syria Embraces the International Spirit of the Venice Biennale (theculturetrip.wordpress.com)
- the Artist as his Greatest Masterpiece (patriciabeykrat.com)