About the artists
Titi de Baccarat is an artist who possesses many facets - at once painter, sculptor, jeweler, clothing designer, and writer. Dedicated to justice in a hostile political context, he was forced to flee his country, Gabon, with only the wealth of his artistic ability. He has lived in Portland since February 2015. He works through his African identity and artistic expertise to contribute to the culture of the city. He believes that "Art rehabilitates love, bringing together people of all countries, of all backgrounds, of all cultures, and all ethnicities." In Gabon, Titi de Baccarat’s paintings described the history of the Black Continent. He channeled his experiences of democracy, promoting a culture of peace and solidarity, and enouncing armed conflict and war which have claimed millions of lives in Africa. In the USA, his collection of ethnic jewelry, made with various materials—leather, wood, and assorted metals—celebrates the beauty and struggle of peoples around the world standing to face their oppressors. His collection of clothing for men and women, inspired by the concept of conjoined twins, consists of 27 designs focused on solidarity and humanity. “Immigration is not a color, it is pain and hope.”
Pamela Moulton is best known for her installation work, which often incorporates heirloom textiles, industrial materials, and soundscapes. History’s seamstress she confections works of art that draw us into our past. A twinkle in her eye and years of experience designing children’s museums, inventing toys, and collaborations with circuses, she has a penchant for whimsy and interactive works of art, threading games and challenges into many of her pieces. NYC, Spain, and Italy were her home for 14 years before love and motherhood drew her to France where she lived for 23 years. While in France her work veered toward large-scale community based projects and public art. She received her MFA from the Ecole Superieure d’Art in Aix en Provence and studied choreography and education at the IUFM in Blois for 7 years bringing contemporary dance into rural France. Upon her return to Maine, she was honored to receive the Maine Visual Arts Fellowship and has settled into a creative rhythm. Summers she is resident manager of the Hewnoaks Art Colony in Maine and presently she is working with elders suffering from dementia, working with children as a teaching artist with Side x Side, an integrative arts organization and making art in her new South Portland studio.
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