More Than Glass
Marlena Whitt and Tena Cobb
In 1999, Marlena took an interim class entitled, Art and Jazz in New York City,” while attending college at Hastings College. Museum after museum, painting after painting, textures and colors, she was amazed at everything that she was being exposed to in New York City. When she returned home, she made a list of things that she was interested in and she began creating what she thought was art.
There was no clear explanation for it; she was painting what she loved and what she was learning about her culture. She was painting the Pachuco, the Zooter that stands for the way a man dressed, his attitude, his language, his culture. Marlena allows the viewer to see what they want to see, to portray the men as they want to portray them. The painting becomes what you make of it, what you want it to be, it becomes a part of you as it became a part of her.
Born with an incredible gift in art! Teena’s first oil painting was completed when she was just 7 years old but before then it was strictly crayons! A self-taught artist, Tena’s art hit a new level when she discovered stained glass at a two week course in Kansas. Now, she’s been doing stained glass for 30 years. Tena paints every once in a awhile. She is simple and care free, the LORD continues to direct her steps and allows her to work with her gift!
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