Books containing compelling narrative writing combined with appealing fine art by a single creative individual are rare. That makes the forthcoming nonfiction narrative collection by Aberjhani, titled "Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah" (ISBN 978-9388125956), Cyberwit.net Publishers) as well as the artwork from it featured here at Fine Art America/Pixels.com, highly collectible. In addition, the rarity makes them likely to continue increasing in value.
The images in the book are black and white versions of color prints which may be viewed by clicking here: Art from and Inspired by Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah
Previous announcements concerning a book including art by Aberjhani stated it would be one of art and poetry titled "Incandescent Wonder," so the news regarding "Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah" took some by surprise.
"The inclusion of my art and photography in Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah surprised me as well," said the artist-author, "but I've been working on the narrative part of this title for a decade and have been posting updates about it on Facebook and my primary website for the past two years. The art and photography help complete the book in a lot of ways I never expected. I'm glad for the inspiration that prompted me to include it."
The recently-posted art titled "Historic Triumph of Dr. Abigail Jordan" corresponds with the 2019 update of the story in DREAMS titled "The Bridge and the Monument: A Tale of Two Legacies." Aberjhani was in the process of completing edits for the book when he learned Dr. Jordan, who for a decade led efforts to erect the famous African-American Family Monument on River Street in Savannah, had passed in January. She is one of three people to whom the new book is dedicated.
"Learning about Abigail Jordan's passing was quite a shock because so little upon her death was done to publicly acknowledge this great woman whose devotion to eradicating racism and promoting cultural literacy in Savannah has blessed the city so much. The unveiling of the monument in 2002 made headlines around the world. How media in the city neglected to properly acknowledge Jordan's passing is somewhat mystifying but hopefully we will correct that by adding her name more prominently to the monument itself in the form of a plaque or historical marker."
Pre-sales for the first limited edition of "Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah," due out May 1, 2019, are currently available for ordering here:
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--Bright Skylark News Notes
The Gift of Human Unity Art Sale sponsored by Bright Skylark Literary Productions kicked off November 1, 2017, and will run until January 7, 2018, as a tribute to the many members of diverse global communities working to encourage the adoption of nonviolent solutions to various forms of conflict.
To take advantage of this opportunity, simply enter the discount code MEKCFJ to receive 40% off when purchasing any Postered Chromatic Poetics artwork by Aberjhani at Fine Art America, whether listed under the brand’s name or that of the artist. These include everything from: fleece blankets framed prints, wood prints, and greeting cards to T-shirts, coffee cups, phone cases, and items for the home, like decorative throw pillows.
Stories about Our Better Nature
Throughout the event, the Postered Chromatic Poetics Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChromaticPoetics/) will feature links to stories about communities promoting unity and striving to overcome volatile conditions through communication and creativity.
In addition, a percentage of sales in the Chromatic Poetics series have been pledged to the humanitarian organization Charter for Compassion since the opening of the art store earlier this year. These images are: “Glowing Bird of Midnight Love,” “How to Hear Each Other,” and “Love is the Music.”
Why This Event Now
Many of the top news headlines from the year 2017––like the one describing the deadly truck attack massacre in Manhattan, New York City, October 31––deal with destructive conflicts and make it easy to believe such things as Love, Compassion, and Beauty no longer exist in the world. They do, and have been known to make a positive healing difference in how people treat each other.
Although the time-frame does include several major holidays––Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s among them–– the event is more about employing the transformative energies of grace and harmonious beauty to reverse the destructive patterns of chaos and divisiveness which have defined so much of the modern era.
The images showcased in the Postered Chromatic Poetics online galleries are particularly suitable for an event like the Gift of Human Unity Art Sale because of the their strong blend of social awareness and political consciousness combined with creative appeal and universal spiritual values. Images such as Talmadge Bridge Number 2 have already demonstrated their value in the worldwide movements for social justice and equality.
Please note that the regular base price of the Postered Chromatic Poetics artwork is subject to increasing after the Gift of Human Unity event ends on January 7, 2018 so you are encouraged to take advantage of it before that time.
May 29, 2016, marks the 8th anniversary of the publication of Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, which made its public debut at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia (USA). In honor of that event and as a tribute to the one-of-a-kind ekphrasis book’s co-creator, the late Luther E. Vann, a 3-part essay series has been posted in author Aberjhani’s national cultural arts column hosted on the Anschutz Company’s Digital Clarity Group Examiner platform.
The first installment of the essay features a video on the collection of African-American art housed at the Telfair Museum and Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah. The second part includes a video of contemporary African-American artists discussing the different racial and professional barriers they had to overcome while developing their craftsmanship. The third presents footage on the life and music of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, whose creative aesthetics inspired Vann in his pursuits.
Lastly, posted with each installment is an original Postered Poetics art title graphic by Aberjhani. Each art graphic is representative of different aspects of Vann’s creative strategies and practices. Readers can enjoy the separate installments, such the third featured at the top of this post, or the first or second below, by clicking on the corresponding image: