Medina Kids – Fall/Winter 2014 Cover photo. Artist statement: “I was travelling on my way to Central African Republic in early 2014 and had a stopover in Casablanca, Morocco. I suddenly bumped into the work of local street artist, Morran ben Lahcen. Once back home, miles away from the flavors of Maghreb that shot took a digital distorted form of its own, as it always happen to me walking back through memory lane. Enrico is a featured artist in this issue’s Penalver Gallery.
Enrico Gaveglia was born in 1975 in Tuscany, Italy. Some time ago, Enrico developed “kikontheroad” to document his travels, experiences, and insights around the world. His direct life experiences, often in countries plagued by latent conflicts, have enabled him to walk through places of great charm and put him in contact with extraordinary people. Every now and then, he collects accidental shots in testimony of his passages through places. It is only much later that Enrico internalizes those unique experiences. And in those intimate moments of reflection, stolen from his daily routine, intriguing digital products of his work come to life in a reproduced altered reality. Hereby is a sample of his work as well as some of his early drawings before his journey started.
Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 400 national and international online and print journals. Some of Dr. Williamson’s visual art and/or poetry has been published in journals representing nearly 50 colleges and universities around the world. Dr. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of English at Allen University, self-taught pianist, poet, singer,composer, social scientist, private tutor, and a self-taught painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology (sundresspublications.com) The poems which were nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology were as follows: “The Jazz of Old Wine”, “The Symbol of Abiotic Needs”, & “The Misfortune of Shallow Sight”. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis and the PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Seton Hall University. Prof. Williamson is also a chess master with a rating of 2223 and currently he is the Visual Arts Editor for VerseJunkies Magazine. Learn more about Ernest in publisher, bill berry’s interview: http://aaduna.org/fallwinter2014/conversations/conversation-with-ernest-williamson-iii-phd/