“Whether it’s a kind thought or deed, a small monetary donation, a large endowment, volunteer services or a dedicated career there is a role for all in the betterment of life on earth. “Art Gowns” are my creations that have been inspired by beautiful people who care.”
Anne of Green Gables once said, “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” Resa McConaghy welcomes kindred spirits to come together to share, discuss and appreciate creative endeavours. I first met her through her Art Gowns which combines the art of glamorous fantasy with charitable endeavours. I especially enjoyed her most recent post on the Goddess Mnemosyne, which was a collaborative event with Aquileana and Christy Birmingham.
Resa, an established Costume Designer and a 2015 CSA nominee for best costumes, has a passion for taking pics of outdoor ephemeral art. Her blog Graffiti Lux and Murals opened my eyes to new way of looking at street art. I have been captivated by her “street art” posts which have stimulated a wide range of emotions from laughter to tears and everything in between. I have come to see that this art form is about connections. Street artist bring art to a public space; they communicate with people where they work, live, play. There is a strong sense of activism and a determination to start a dialogue about things that matter and are relevant to our time, and to our communities both local and global.
“Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.”
Banksy, Wall and Piece