artwork by local homeless & non-traditional artists 423-521-4707 110 E. Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
"Tree In a Florite Field"Richard Thompson Mixed media$125.00Richard Thompson is a self-taught glass artist. He suffers from bi-lateral radial nerve syndrome which makes opening his fingers difficult. At 52, he is retired from U.S.A.F. He has been working with glass for over twelve years and his style adds new meaning to the word “mosaic”.
Artist Profile: Ayda Castro
The Castro family was displaced from Colombia for political reasons. They were refugees in Ecuador, where Ayda and Sara met a woman named Paquita Pluas. She taught them the art of jewelry and to work with the tagua. It is an exotic seed that only grows in the Amazon. They are now refugees in the USA. Ayda, along with her husband, Nestor, are working hard to provide for their three children and grandson.