September 16th, 2013
Dr. Kyra Belan is exhibiting her SACRED LADIES series of works at Arts for ACT Gallery downtown Fort Myers during the month of September. These series of paintings, drawings, mixed, or digital works celebrate the legendary female figures through history, from prehistoric to contemporary.
In her Artist's Statement Belan said:
This exhibition is about celebrating the Sacred Ladies that have appeared in the legends and myths of humanity since prehistoric to contemporary times. They are a part of our culture, and deeply affect our perceptions of reality and spirituality.
Beyond these myths, I celebrate the supreme Sacred Lady, our Mother Earth. I hope that this show correctly reflects the beauty of every being that exists on the planet, as we are the children of our Mother.
August 6th, 2013
Local artist and author Dr. Kyra Belan won the Special Merit Award for the Botanicals Exhibition featured during the month of August at Light, Space and Time Online Gallery. The art competition is their 3rd Annual Botanicals Exhibition and the artists were asked to interpret a floral theme. Over 700 artists from 41 different states and the district of Colombia, and 27 different countries submitted to this show.
All the award winners and category winners are featured on the Light Space & Time website for the month of August 2013. Thereafter, the artworks and links to the artistís websites will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archive Section.
Dr. Kyra Belanís winning entry is titled Sophia Maria, and is an acrylic painting on canvas, measuring 40 inches by 30 inches. It is inspired by red Hibiscus flowers from her yard, and is named after two legendary ladies within Christianity. It will be shown in September at the Arts for ACT Gallery in Fort Myers, where the artist will have her solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed media artworks. The opening reception for the show will start at 6 pm on Friday September 6th , during the Art Walk Downtown.
April 7th, 2013
I have four artworks in the show, three paintings and one drawing. The show opening was scheduled during the Fort Myers Art Walk, and everyone had a great time. The gallery was packed, and I got many compliments on my works. They loved all, but perhaps The Madonna Rafaelina got the most compliments. This one is a painting on canvas done in oil paints.
The show is open to the public till the end of April.
April 7th, 2013
Here I am at the Art of Literature Book Seller talking to book buyers just before my scheduled reading from my novel, Lucid Future. It is now available for sale at the book store, and some of my artworks are also on display there. The bookstore has a huge selection, and owners Vicki or Darrell can order just about any book you wish if it is not in stock.
February 2nd, 2013
Today I have posted my book cover featuring my painting, Walks with the eagles. also, you get a link to my website. I have done some updating, but more to come soon.
The book is available on amazon.com in paperback or kindle versions; if you are interested in reading entertaining fiction about the supernatural, reincarnation, the sacred women that were worshiped and or venerated today, this book is for you. It also places emphasis on positive approach to life.
January 3rd, 2013
Dr. Kyra Belan is currently exhibiting her American Beauty series of paintings at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Artist and author, Dr. Kyra Belan is exhibiting her acrylic paintings at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda from December 28 2012 through January 24th 2013. The exhibition is called Four Artists in the Goff gallery; other artists are Debra Purdy, Ralph LaGro, and Thalia St. Lewis.
The image features six of the eight paintings by Kyra Belan currently in the exhibition.
Dr. Kyra Belan has completed 12 paintings of the American Beauty Series in 2012, and is currently working on more. The recently completed works are shown for the first time at the VAC, and will be exhibited at other venues, together with additional new works, during 2013 and 2014.
Belan works with acrylic and oil paints on canvas, and her theme is about the beauty of Nature, and the connections between the sanctity of nature and the feminine as symbols of mother earth.
October 31st, 2012
My oil painting, Walks with the Eagles, is the cover image for my book cover, Lucid Future. It is now available at amazon Kindle books. This image goes well with the content of this book, my novel (second edition). The book is about time bending, re-incarnation, supernatural beings and phenomena, and even ufo that inhabit our multiverse.
The main character is a woman who is on an adventurous, exciting, and mind changing journey; a fun read!
October 28th, 2012
The Examiner's two page article is by Thomas Hall, Arts & Exhibits. It was out on October 16, 2012.
Hope that you will like it.
Durham is a beautiful city, and I was lucky to see the trees turning colors. What a spectacle! We do not get this in Florida.
The convention next to Marriott was great, very conveniently located and had a great set up for the art lecture. The restaurants near by were outstanding, and the people there are very friendly. I had a great time.
October 3rd, 2012
This time I am posting one of my artworks that was recently in the exhibition Art Takes Times Square in NY. This artwork is digital art, and it has been selected to be included into the large format book with the same title.
This week I am getting prepared for a SECAC , a conference in Durham, NC, sponsored by Meredith College. I will lecture on my installation and performance art. This work was a part of one installation, and is based on an earlier performance work.
September 29th, 2012
This drawing of the goddess is done on paper with wood-less graphite pencils. I also wrote a poem to celebrate Athena in the background. Athena is a complex divinity, there are many variations of her myths. I based this depiction on a copy of a sculpture of Athena from ancient Greece that I saw at the museum there. She is holding the Goddess of Victory in her right hand, and is supporting her shield. You can see her serpent behind the shield.
My research confirmed that her worship dated well beyond ancient Greece, into prehistoric times when she was the Mother Goddess.
Her temple in Athens, The Parthenon, is considered to be the perfect example Greek architecture.
She is an archetype of a woman of power and creativity; thus, appeals to many women world wide.