Mileur Online Gallery

Welcome to the Mileur Online Gallery. During this time of social isolation, we have decided to open our Online Gallery to help keep the momentum of art growing. Thank you to our supporters and our local artists for making this all possible. We hope you enjoy the exhibit and please feel free to share feedback.

Stormy Lee Monday ‘The Painter of Dreams” online exhibit. Welcome to the world of Stormy Lee Monday, we hope you enjoy the journey. Stormy thank you for giving us permission to share your work with our online community, we appreciate you and your work greatly!

Stormy Monday is the painter of dreams.  He “walks into the canvas completely open to any and all possibilities.”  Sometimes this deep and profound journey lasts only hours, sometimes it may last for days  and then, there are times when everything in the world ceases to be. All the movement, energy and matter disappear.  He loses all track of time. His  emotions fall to the side and his soul slips through and leaves  a spiritual vision of how he sees the world.

A gifted artist, poet, and author, Monday has traveled to cities all over the north, south and western United States to show and sell his paintings,  his books, “The Secret Path” and “Soul Seeds”, his CD, “Stormy Monday & The Crazy Tribe” and his beautiful poetry. Since 2013, Monday writes a monthly column in BikerSpot magazine called, “eYe of the Storm”.  His paintings have been displayed in countless fine art galleries, including the Scottsdale, Arizona, gallery of renowned marine muralist Wyland. His flowing poems have earned him National recognition. He is  a recipient of the Distinguished Poet Award, the Dickinson Award of Amherst, the National Golden Poet Award and many others throughout the years.

Monday paints in several diverse styles. Put his typical show of 70 to 100 paintings together in one gallery  and no one believes that one artist created them all. His impressionistic visionscapes painted in oils are vast, warm, and adorned with forms and faces of spirits both seen and unseen. His watercolor and acrylic abstracts explode with color and intrigue and can be impressionist, cubist, or surreal. Made from oils, acrylics, chalk, duct tape, or whatever else he feels might work.  Monday’s multimedia, three- dimensional abstracts are  mysteriously powerful  and turbulent.

Monday paints to the music of Enigma. He believes what’s truly important flows from within. His diverse creativity link with his ability to connect so deeply to his soul. He is a messenger on many levels. Nothing is planned.  “With some of my work, I  sketch or outline before I paint. I turn the energy inside me into paint and canvas. When I’m serene and at peace, I’m in harmony with the universe, it’ll most assuredly be a visionscape. When I feel deep and intense, it’s an abstract.  If I throw the canvas on the floor, it’s definitely a three- dimensional abstract. As far as I’m concerned, there are no rules.”

Stormy Mondays fan-base continues to grow around the world. He  is a driven, passionate and motivated man whose art is timeless, deep, profound and priceless.

 The Art and Soul of Stormy Monday….

The passion that drives Stormy Monday’s life is about writing, painting and helping others.  His roots are in Tennessee, and he grew up in Peoria, Illinois. He has spent a life time as an artist and author, traveling, doing art shows and book signings. Monday has left murals scattered around the Country for many years. He has the heart of a warrior and the scarred  soul of a tortured poet. Check him out on Facebook at Stormy Lee Monday.”

Quoted text with artists permission from http://stormymondayart.com/stormy-monday-true-renaissance-man-artists-bio/

Artist contact information is the following: http://stormymondayart.com. Stormy can also be found on Facebook and https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/stormy-lee-monday.

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” -Denzel Washington

Introducing the art of Suzette Boulais. Thank you for your permission to share your beautiful works of art. We appreciate you dear friend.

Suzette Boulais

You can find more of Suzette’s inspiring and uplifting artwork at http://www.suzetteboulais.com

“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.”

Celebrate our Grand Opening with featured artist Barrymore Moton – Lead Artist/Owner of Neo-Mache’ Art which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Neo-Mache-Art-269222582113/. Barrymore Moton a heartfelt thank you to you for allowing us to share your fascinating works of art, we appreciate you!

A special thank you to M.t. Ragan for introducing us to Barrymore Moton and his incredible work!

(“Quoted text” and photographs shared directly from https://www.facebook.com/Neo-Mache-Art-269222582113/ with permission from the Artist.)

Lead Artist/Owner Neo-Mache’ Art
Mr. Barrymore Moton

Athletes sculpted brilliantly by Neo-Mache’ Art – Barrymore Moton

“The debate over the comparison between the NFL Combine and chattel slavery has been deliberated and discussed on numerous occasions over the past few decades. The controversy dates back to the 1975 ending of the “reserve clause” in professional sports contracts, beginning with baseball, then in various other sports such as basketball and of course FOOTBALL. To this day I compare professional sports namely the NFL Combine with the slave trade. Team owners are allowed to inspect, buy and sell these finely tuned athletes whenever and wherever they choose and against the athletes will. This is referred to by sociologist Orlando Patterson as the RESERVE CLAUSE… Neo-Mache’ Art would like to present from its “Burnt Out Series”… “NUMBAWONOVAAL.” (The reserve clause.) This piece is 28 inches in height. Neo-Mache’ Sculptures are comprised from 100% recycled paper products.”

“Neo-Mache’ Sculptures”

“100% recycled paper products”

“Neo-Mache’ Sculptures are comprised of 100% recycled paper products. These sculptures are created by using a series of spheres and cylinders cut and spliced in areas to form parts of the human anatomy that are NOT typical of the traditional paper mache’ technique. This style is eclectic in nature for it requires the usage of several derivatives of paper ie. wax paper, cardboard, regular notebook paper and bristol board just to name a few.”

“COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER BILL BONTEMPS VIETNAM CIRCA ’68”

“Mitochondrial Eve. In 1987, A world wide survey of human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was published by Cann, Stoneking, and Wilson in Nature magazine. Its main point was that “all mitochondrial DNAs stem from one woman” and that she probably lived around 200,000 years ago in Africa. Neo-Mache’ Art presents from it’s “Burnt Out Series”… “EVEJEEN” ( a living soul). 7″ high X 14″ in length. Comprised from 100% recycled paper products.”

“DEDICATED TO ALL OF THE MELINATED SISTAS IN THE WORLD. “MAMA AFRIQUE” COMPRISED FROM 100% RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS AND ACRYLICS. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LARRY HENDRICKS STUDIOS”

“IN THE WAKE OF ALL THE MURDERS OF UNARMED BLACK MALES IN AMERICA EITHER BY, THE “POELEASE,” OTHER RACIST ENTITIES, OR JUST STRAIGHT UP BLACK ON BLACK CRIME. NEO-MACHE’ ART WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT “DISISUMBULSHIP.” NEO-MACHE’ SCULPTURES ARE COMPRISED FROM 100% RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, WHEN EVERY BLACK MALE WAKES UP EACH MORNING, ASSUMING THAT HE WILL WAKE UP, HE HAS TO DEAL WITH THE SCARY AND VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT HE MAY NOT MAKE IT BACK HOME THAT NIGHT. LET’S PUT AN END TO THESE UNNECESSARY KILLINGS. PEACE Y’ALL, NEO-MACHE’ ART… The intent of this piece is to allow others to apprehend a Black man’s state of mind every day when, or if he wakes up. I have chosen the brutal sport of boxing to help emphasize my point and hopefully evoke social commentary on such a sensitive subject. This boxer, whom I have named Cleophus Jenkins is depicted beaten, battered, and exhausted serves as a metaphor for the trials and tribulations that nearly every Black man has to endure each day when he walks out of his front door.
I would like for you to first close eyes and visualize yourself in the ring with a boxer who is a compilation of boxing virtues from some of the greatest heavy weights in the history of the sport. Now imagine yourself in a boxing ring where temperatures reach an excess of 120 degrees. You have just finished round 14 of a 15 round fight. You are exhausted, battered to the point that you wish you were dead. Okay, now imagine having to go one more round.”

“”Lady Liberty” (str8ottaH8I) The original Statue of Liberty was suppose to be of a recently freed female slave; However, as more people got involved (The American power structure.) the concept got diluted and the French designers changed it into what you see today in New York’s harbor. This is my version. Hey, if they can do it so can I. PHOTOGRAPHED BY LARRY HENDRICKS STUDIOS”

“Neo-Mache’ Art would like to present… “Conspiracyevolutionevolutionconspiracy” 42″ long and 21″ high. From the Middle Passage to present day DOC the Black Male has been kept in chains.
Neo-Mache’ Sculptures are comprised of 100% recycled paper products. These sculptures are created by using a series of spheres and cylinders cut and spliced in areas to form parts of the human anatomy that are NOT typical of the traditional paper mache’ technique. This style is eclectic in nature for it requires the usage of several derivatives of paper ie. wax paper, cardboard, regular notebook paper, toilet paper and bristol board just to name a few.”

Barrymore Moton and Preston Jackson

TO ALL OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OUT THERE WHO ARE CURRENTLY STRUGGLING IN STRESSFUL SITUATIONS IN THEIR LIVES…. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOUR KING OR QUEEN HAS YOUR BACK. NEO-MACHE’ ART WOULD LIKE TO RE-PRESENT. “AHGOTCHU” (the dance of love ). 17 inches high 16,5 inches in length. STAY STRONG…

The Happy Mileur thanks you for attending our Opening Reception with Barrymore Moton. We hope you have enjoyed your experience and that the work has provoked thought and emotion.

We look forward to future exhibits and artists sharing their work with all of us.

“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally. Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does. Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another. ” – Seth Godin

Have a blessed and wonderful evening. Stay safe.

Sincerely,

The Mileurs