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Claes Gabriel is a Philadelphia-based artist from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gabriel immigrated to the States in 1989 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1999. His three-dimensional paintings ring with the spiritual energy of beings from folklore and his own imagined tales, capturing a deified presence in each piece. Inspired by modernists such as Frank Stella and Sam Gilliam, Gabriel’s work lives beyond the confines of a flat wall; he stretches and sews canvases taut over wooden armatures to construct masks and free-standing statues. After considering the natural shape of the piece, Gabriel uses bright acrylics to pull out patterns, eyes, lips, and personality that seem to rise to the surface of their own free will. Gabriel often says he knows a piece is finished when he can bow to it.
“FILM… U.” is an organization designed to shine a light on the wonderful world of film and media of which the great city of Philadelphia has to offer. We encompass talent from throughout the local tri-state area and support the hard work of our peers on all levels. We are here to promote the efforts, talents and skill sets of our entire network while meeting and collaborating with like-minded individuals like yourself currently working in and around the city of Philadelphia.
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: NABACY NATURALS
NABACY naturals is most definitely a “parent” company, meaning it was created by parents, their parents and the parents of those parents. In other words; three generations of women from separate families came together and combined their experiences, expertise and knowledge to come up with solutions to many reoccurring issues they come across involving the health and beauty process of themselves as women and mothers. The primary focus evolved into and how to care for their future generation in better ways and what to tell them on behalf of maintaining good health, hygiene and beauty. The INSPIRATION: The desire to find healthier all natural products that would satisfy each of their individual skin care, hair and beauty needs without compromising their body and/or health. The GOAL: To gather ideas as well as information for a product they could use and share among other family members and Friends within their communities. The RESULT: NABACY naturals and their cast of healthy products you can trust in. “Here’s to your health… and beauty” -Mama G.