Retired after 35years as a public school visual arts specialist in both Virginia and Tennessee, Carmalitta now is a jewelry designer, painter and gallery owner/ event coordinator of the Gray Dove Gallery and Event Center in New Market, TN.
As an art teacher working with students from pre-kindergarten to high schoolers I have been blessed with a treasury of learning experiences and have formulated a theory...
"THE ONE WHO LEARNS THE MOST IS THE ONE WHO ATTEMPTS TO TEACH"
A while back, I gave my high school class the assignment of completing the sentence "Art is"....As with many other assignments, I also completed it myself, and thus finally verbalized my artistic philosophy....
"ART IS THE EXPRESSION OF THE ARTIST'S EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPIRITUAL LIFE EXPERIENCES UP TO THE POINT OF PRODUCTION AND IS THE CULMINATION OF PLAYFUL INTERACTION WITH ANY PARTICULAR MEDIUM."