Camaca Folk Designs has been featured on Moments of a Black Queen before. The Caribbean art form displays cultural diversity and heritage through unique hand-crafted pieces. Fabric is used as a medium to illustrate memories of island living that can be shared with family and friends away from home.
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The art work of fabric artist, Marie-Ella Williams of CAMACA Folk designs has been chosen as one of the pieces in the juried art exhibition for the Moja Arts Festival in Charleston South Carolina. This is no small feat for this Trinbagonian artist, whose piece entitled ‘Lily’ was one of a select few to be chosen for this exhibition. Moja Arts Festival, now in its 30th year, celebrates the art and culture of African American and Caribbean artists and runs from September 26 to October 31, 2013.
Marie-Ella feels honored and privileged to be part of this well established art festival that boasts artistes from throughout the United States. She states that ‘it’s an honor to represent the Caribbean diaspora through my art-work. I use my art to express the uniqueness of my culture and to keep the history and traditions of our forefathers alive through each customized piece.’
CAMACA Folk Designs, uses fabric art to capture images and tell stories of the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean and cultures around the world. Artist Marie-Ella uses tropical flora, fauna and folk images as her inspiration and each piece of artwork is complemented with an original folk-story, a poem or recipe. Designs are created with an underlay of hand-colored fabric which the artist hand paints. Her product line includes all-occasion note cards, picture frames and decorative home furnishing and wall-hangings.
The name CAMACA comes from the Amerindian folk tale about the ‘Coomacka’ tree which the original Carib people brought to the Caribbean islands to make the earth bright. Presently residing in Atlanta, artist, Marie-Ella had an opportunity to exhibit alongside the famous Gees Bend Quilters in May this year at The Arts Clayton gallery. She uses her art to spread Caribbean art and folk images to more cities around the globe.
About CAMACA Folk Designs:
CAMACA Folk Designs, uses fabric art to capture images and tell stories of the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean and cultures around the world. Each piece of artwork is complemented with an original folk-story, a poem or recipe. More information about Marie-Ella and her work can be found at www.camacafolkdesigns.com, or via email at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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