Had the honor and pleasure of meeting Dimitri Kasterine, the photographer and documentary filmmaker of NEWBURGH PORTRAIT OF A CITY. His portraits grace the side of a warehouse building in Newburgh, NY. They are compelling and resonate with beautiful humanity. 

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AFTV: The Artist Forum Episode #51 Out of Bounds

Anthony E. Boone and Noel Donaldson, Hosted by Shelita Birchett Benash

AFTV 51: OUT OF BOUNDS AIRED THURS., MARCH 5, 2014 @ 7:30PM EST Former AFTV host SHELITA BIRCHETT BENASH graces our stage for the first time in years to talk about OUT OF BOUNDS: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, her curatorial debut at the Blue Door Art Center and Gallery. Features guest artists ANTHONY E. BOONE and NOEL DONALDSON. (Exhibition features work by AF's Amos White V - See video link below.) Tune into AFTV this Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7:30PM EST on Manhattan's Time Warner Cable 67, RCN Cable 85, FIOS 36. Not in Manhattan? View worldwide via MNN.org's Channel 4 at showtime.

So great working with Amos and AFTV, again. The Artists Forum is a wonderful platform for artists in all stages of development. Anthony E. Boone and Noel Donaldson are two deeply creative visionary artists. Their interview was engaging and informational. Must See TV! 


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Opening day is finally here. I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I have received from family and friends and the OOB artists during the long journey toward creating this exhibition. With deep gratitude, I am happy to share the Out of Bounds exhibition catalogue with you!

You can download the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression Exhibition catalogue for free at organicartfarm.com


Julia Sisi

Julia Sisi, outsider artist living in France. One of the distinguished artists featured in the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression  exhibition at Blue Door Art Center and Gallery

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Anthony Boone

Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression

at Blue Door Art Center and Gallery

Abstract Artist/Painter Anthony E. Boone Presents Art meets Fashion. Gallery with Fashion Designer Marco Hall. Newark NJ. Music by Pharrell Williams: Marilyn Monroe Edited by Angel Dustperado Cinematography DigitalBoy Filmworks / KEMotion Visuals

I am in awe of the level of talent and creativity that I have been able to assemble for the Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression exhibition. I was introduced to Anthony's work by my long-time friend, Lisa Kidd. Lisa connected me to his Instagram. I was blown away and knew immediately that I had to have Anthony's work in the Out of Bounds exhibition. Had an inspirational conversation with Anthony Boone. He spoke about how his approach to the paint media changed when he verged into abstraction; risk-taking became an integral part of his artistic expression. He was no longer concerned about 'messing up.' The freedom of spirit and action is palpable in Anthony Boone's paintings. 

Click on Anthony Boone's name in the title of this post to visit booneartlife.com 

Curatorial Statement by Shelita Birchett Benash

“I always wanted to be free.”~ Thorton Dial

Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression is an international all media exploration of how deep creativity and fearlessness push artists outside the lines of traditional methods, applications and ways of seeing. The featured media are emblematic expressions of the untethered spirit that knows no limits.Out of Bounds seizes upon that symbiotic dialogue between viewer and artwork. And through social media’s real-time connectivity; the artist also becomes part of the conversation. With this action, the exhibition will attempt to break out of the static material gallery space; onto virtual platforms. By using various 21st century technological modes of direct communication; this exhibition serves as a fluid work-in-progress exposing the featured artists to the viewer’s gaze and gallery experience. Out of Bounds seeks to facilitate perspective cross-connections that forge new and significant links between viewers and artists, while revealing art’s value as a participatory culture and meaningful place maker. The interactive nature of the exhibition gives viewers the ability to openly engage with the artists as they consider the artworks, the power of personal narrative and unfettered creativity.

“Out of Bounds: Freedom of Expression” has a corresponding Facebook page, Tumblr blog and Twitter account where viewers are encouraged to actively participate digitally with the artists. QR codes inside the exhibition also take visitors directly to Vimeo.com, where they can watch short films and videos by the “Out of Bounds” digital storytellers