Gaille “Gypsy Heart” Hunter is a visual artist as well as a singer-songwriter, poet and fashion designer.
A graduate of the Philadelphia University of the Arts Gaille is currently working on a doctoral of educational psychology.
Her close association with October Gallery of Philadelphia has afforded her the opportunity to edit art publications, curate university art exhibits, and produce educational radio and internet video programming.
Gaille’s most well-received paintings are the series she calls “Silhouette Children”. One of that series “Knowledge” appeared at the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and another “Country Porch” at the Philadelphia African American Museum of Art. The series is presented on note cards as well in gift shops. Another series that express Gaille’s passion for color and vibrance is her Dance Arrays, two of which are owned by the renowned dance company, Philadanco.
Her pastel body forms and acrylic abstracts were displayed at the New York Public Library, a Novartis Black History Month Exhibit, and three consecutive ATA Annual Art Exhibitions in Morristown, New Jersey. Her pieces have been contracted to New York art dealers and the traveling art company – Art, Beats and Lyrics.
The author of 40 blues songs, Gaille “Gypsy Heart” records with New Orleans legendary bassist, Ed Wise. Their “Smooth Blues” officiates a new genre with sassy, sultry lyrics, classic blues forms and Gypsy Heart’s rich, melodic tones.
Gaille performs her original poetry pieces from her book My Velvet Pillow, which is available on Amazon.com.A renaissance woman with a brilliant spirit and profound story of love from varied perspectives, Gaille is a Philadelphia treasure, a blessing to her family and a gift to the world.
Andrew Turner was born in l944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Andrew’s work has been widely acclaimed, with many solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions. He has taught art in grades K-1 2 in the Chester, Pennsylvania Public Schools and in correctional centers. Andrew Turner Artwork click here
Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists. See Bearden Artwork click here