This is artist,cultural archivist, writer, and entrepreneur Keina Davis Elswick's blog. You will find inspirations, new, old and in progress work, exhibit updates and press here. "In all of my work I hope to inspire us to make connections between the contemporary and the historical, between our ancestors and ourselves, between one culture and another, between the community and the individual".
Keina earned her MFA from Tufts University & (SMFA)The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She was awarded a full merit award from both Tufts and The Museum School. She earned her BFA in Painting from the University of Florida. Part of Keina's early education includes spending time in the UK(London) as well. Her work is exhibited & collected throughout the US and Internationally.Keina is a two-time recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The San Francisco Arts Commission, the George Sugarman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and was nominated for the Eureka Fellowship in 2005-2007(a 25,000 award given by the Fleishhacker Foundation). Davis-Elswick has been featured in publications throughout the US and Canada, most recently, "Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women", an anthology and award-winning exhibit organized and published by the International Museum of Women.
Hope everybody rang in the new year in a healthy, happy, peaceful way….I started my year with great food (I’ll share photos later), and a Bikram (hot) yoga class. Feeling great. For now a quick pic of a cake I made for family and friends last night. Lemon vanilla strawberry cake, glazed with lemon vanilla icing, strawberries in between layers and topped with loads of fresh strawberries and blueberries. All Vegan of course and all good….Happy 2012!!