Linda Alila

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Switching gears: I'm in the Boston Globe!

Posted by Linda on May 16, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's true. I'm in the Globe, but not for my art. 

So, switching gears for a moment: I heard that two 15-year-old girls at a Malden charter school have been hit with multiple detentions and are facing suspension. The reason? They wore braids.

The two girls in the middle are Mya and Deanna Cook, respectively. They are standing with their parents, Aaron and Colleen. (Photo courtesy of the Cook family, in The Washington Post)

I wore box braids (and once, a weave) in high school. To be perfectly honest, my braids weren't nearly as nice as theirs. But I promise you that wearing hair extensions never got in the way of my goals, nor should they have. I was livid that the Cook girls were being pilloried for their hair. I wrote a letter to their school. I then posted the letter on my wall, with my high-school photo (which I'll spare you here). At the suggestion of friends, I then submitted a modified version to the Boston Globe's Letters section, and it was accepted. The online version is below; the print version will be available tomorrow. (I didn't choose the heading, btw.)

Juried show: Riverside Art Gallery

Posted by Linda on November 2, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Next Sunday! Come on out to the opening reception for this juried art show--my first! Two of my pieces are showing--"Spiral" is in the postcard. See you there! 

Now on view at Riverside Gallery - "African American Artists: Passion for a Lifetime - 2015"

Opening Reception: Sunday Nov 8th, 3 - 5 pm

Cambridge Community Center

5 Callender Street

Cambridge MA 02139

Facebook event:

Artists Against Police Violence exhibit

Posted by Linda on June 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My piece, "Ex Tenebris Lux III," will be on display from June 5-30, as part of the fabulous Artists Against Police Violence exhibit at EMW Bookstore. Opening night is tomorrow at 7pm; hope to see you there! 

Artists Against Police Violence:  

EMW Bookstore:  

Facebook event:  

My first video post!

Posted by Linda on November 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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This is of a work in progress--my largest canvas to date. I may also post some other photos, but I think this video captures my excitement. :) Enjoy! 

Ambigram (gift)

Posted by Linda on April 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Turn it upside down for some hijinx!

Reception at Lickety Split (with live music!)

Posted by Linda on February 15, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!

To celebrate my latest installation at Lickety Split, I will be hosting a reception there on Saturday, February 22, from 2pm to 5pm. Complimentary fare will be provided, and Lickety Split will be offering wine specials. 

Also, I'm excited that Rob Flax will be playing live! It's a pretty sweet setup so that the music can also be heard outside on the street. You can check out Rob's website here:

So, to recap:

LOCATION: Lickety Split, 401 South St., Philadelphia PA 19147

DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2014

TIME: 2pm to 5pm

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Last week at Good Karma Cafe!

Posted by Linda on July 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Alas, all good things must come to an end. My 3-month installation at Good Karma is drawing to a close. (Time flies, yes?) That's the bad news.

The good news is that I put up a new piece this morning. Or rather, it's a revisit/reproduction of an older piece I presented as a wedding gift to friends. This version is bigger and well, blingier. Gold leaf and acrylic on canvas. It is available for sale. I'm sorry the photos don't do it justice, so go check it out! 

Good Karma Cafe (Fitler outpost), 331 S. 22nd St. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. 

Some photos from the Good Karma Cafe

Posted by Linda on May 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)



3-month show at Good Karma (GK1)

Posted by Linda on May 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


I'm excited to announce that next week kicks off a 3-month solo exhibition at Good Karma Cafe (331 S. 22nd St). In addition to some recent works (shown below), the Lettering Around series is making its debut!


All art is available for sale. Please check the price list for details. If there are any pieces you would like to purchase, drop me a line. Thanks!

Sneak peek

Posted by Linda on February 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Here's a sneak peek of what I'm making for Friday's show. Completed example in lower left-hand corner.


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