Indea Vaher

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THE ARTIST: INDEA VAHER
Indea Vahar would like to remain anonymous in SL but her RL work has been recognized internationally as a genuine illustration of the history and traditions of African American southern culture. Indea creates works that celebrate the common traditions of the historical African American cultures. She is well known for her brilliant coloring, intricate human and landscape forms, and themes that represent life in Sea Islands region and the bayous of Louisiana. A self-taught mixed media artist and instructor, Vahar has received honors and awards from many organizations, and she has exhibited across the nation. Her work has appeared in many national publications and can be found in celebrity and private collections worldwide.
SUNRISE MANSION (SRM) ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM was created in the tradition of Melrose Plantation, by artist Indea Vaher , a Louisiana Cane River Creole descendant. Vaher was always intrigued with Marie Therese Coincoin a former slave who became a wealthy business woman and established Melrose Plantation in the late 18th century. The rl grounds of Melrose contain what may well be the oldest buildings of African design built by Blacks for the use of Blacks in the country. The plantation later became a colony for artists and writers. Many would live in restored buildings from the plantations’ colonial past including Clementine Hunter Louisiana’s most famous folk artist.

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