artwork by local homeless & non-traditional artists 423-521-4707 110 E. Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
"Tophat"$35.00Russell BowmanRussell Bowman is a well-read artist with a penchant for the macabre. His received art training in High School, but his fascination with skulls also led to him to a great deal of self teaching. When others would find his interest in skulls strange, Russell liked to remind them that the greatest sculptor ever, our created, put one in their heads. As Russell’s skills developed, his designs became more varied and his is now a talented illustrator and painter. Russell struggles with vision problems and is currently homeless, living in the streets of Chattanooga.#art #glowinthedark #paint #chattanoogaart #localart #skull
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.