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CHESTER ALLEN'S OASIS OF ENERGY'S UNIVERSAL GROOVE

New Orleans, Louisiana · 258 Sales

thesilverman

CHESTER ALLEN'S OASIS OF ENERGY'S UNIVERSAL GROOVE

New Orleans, Louisiana 258 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(46)

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Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
New Orleans, LA
March 18-19th 2017

The Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
April 8-9th 10am-5pm

New Orleans Jazz Festival
New Orleans Fairgrounds
May 4-7th 11am-7pm

Feature Artist
Ariodante Gallery
535 Julia St.
New Orleans, La.70130
The series UNIVERSAL GROOVE takes our cultural identity symbols and seeks common ground around the common vibe
MUSIC!

Come check out award-winning artist Chester Allen's alchemic riffs.
When I was a kid my dad and Sun Ra stood in back of me saying, "Play it like this" to which I would reply, "I don't see THIS on the page." To which they would reply, " Son, that's cuz ya' gotta go "Off the page!"
30 Years later that's what I do called UNIVERSAL GROOVE
Please connect in person or in the ether because as Incognito plays it, To get into my mind, you gotta get into my groove!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

View 2017 Shows
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
New Orleans, LA
March 18-19th 2017

The Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
April 8-9th 10am-5pm

New Orleans Jazz Festival
New Orleans Fairgrounds
May 4-7th 11am-7pm

Feature Artist
Ariodante Gallery
535 Julia St.
New Orleans, La.70130
The series UNIVERSAL GROOVE takes our cultural identity symbols and seeks common ground around the common vibe
MUSIC!

Come check out award-winning artist Chester Allen's alchemic riffs.
When I was a kid my dad and Sun Ra stood in back of me saying, "Play it like this" to which I would reply, "I don't see THIS on the page." To which they would reply, " Son, that's cuz ya' gotta go "Off the page!"
30 Years later that's what I do called UNIVERSAL GROOVE
Please connect in person or in the ether because as Incognito plays it, To get into my mind, you gotta get into my groove!

Chester Allen

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Chester Allen

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Power of Love (Musical Peace) Earrings
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Musical Healing Earring and Pendant Set_040
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(46)
Max Orelus

Max Orelus on Jun 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

I've been looking for a seller that has this Gye Nyame pendant in silver for the longest time, most of the time there brass. So when I found this one, I had to get it. By far this pendant is amazing, everything from the loop for your chain to the actual size. Excellent! I plan to purchase from this seller again.

jet8446

jet8446 on Jun 6, 2017

1 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Item was grossly misrepresented in the vendor's add. Item was advertised and depicted as a high quality sterling bracelet with leather band. In reality the sterling silver is not sterling it is some type of inferior metal. I can actually see hues of fake gold meaning this is a "sliver" played piece of crap that will surely turn a bronze cooler within several months. The leather is such poor quality that it appears to be plastic. All this for $125. I will never order via Etsy again. The customer has zero means of dispute and your customer service is crap at best. Thanks Etsy you're the best!!!!

Chester

Chester responded on Jun 6, 2017

Hello Mr. Hawkins, I am truly and profoundly sad to know that you are unhappy with me and my work. My policy has always been set towards the spirit of trying to make it right. It would appear that I can not assure you of anything about me or my product. I assert to you that I am an honorable man. I am an artist for 30 years. All things stated in materials, meaning, process are true. With that said, you are welcome to send the bracelet back to me for a full refund. Sincerely, Chester

Ms. Nkenge Karade

Ms. Nkenge Karade on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

beautifully done! came very quickly & i ❤️ them!

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About

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As far back as I can remember I have had a care and concern for others and a unique outlook on life, which started with my Dad. To my many queries my dad would respond, "It's all about life and livin' it." He would continue, that all of what happens in life is for the purpose of us to observe and to act in ways that are worthwhile, beneficial, and necessary.
These influences, stirred in with my spirituality and love of music lead to the development of the three series of work, Life & Livin' it, Pillars of Life, LOVE, SERVICE, UNITY, SOURCE, and Oasis of Energy's Universal Groove.
Life and Livin it thus became by first inspiration for recent art followed by The Pillars of Life Series: Love, Service, Unity, and The Source which began in 2011.
Three events tie in to this series, a dream, a custom order, and the development of a group.
The Dream
As part of my process as an artist, I often fast, and meditate. In that REM state, I saw us all on a bridge. The bridge started to go up with us still on it! I remember thinking if I should hold on to save myself or hold on to save others. All the while, I had the sense of the Divine's presence. The Source was aware and spoke in to me that it's o.k. and this is supposed to happen. The dream ends with a sphinx-like question. Who heals the healers?

The Custom order
I was asked to make a ring for a customer with names of her four children. These names and the children themselves represented a foundation. It got me thinking. What are the Foundations or Pillars in life?

The Development of a Group
I often think and act as a lone wolf. Pulling in and calling out the troops, mainly God and me. Thru my national tours with my work, I have had the opportunity to meet like minded individuals. The idea was born that these, "Citizens of the world" could move collectively for common purposes.
The Pillars of Life series: LOVE, SERVICE, UNITY, SOURCE 
This series is simple, and interconnected. 
LOVE is the highest frequency on the planet. When we move out of Love, everything is in Divine order!
SERVICE is a concrete manifestation of Love. We can say, "I love you" but what do we actually Do. I believe that SERVICE is how we manifest God on this earth plain.
UNITY is the understanding scientifically and spiritually that we are all one. When we act collectively in LOVE and SERVICE,  we are honoring THE SOURCE.
The SOURCE is in ALL. In acknowledgment and honoring of SOURCE thru acts of LOVE and SERVICE, we get to see that LOVE and SERVICE return, and multiply in amazing ways.
Oasis of Energy's Universal Groove was the next series. It is a continuation of the two previous series. It is an outgrowth and awareness that music both shows our individuality, and common threads.
In this series, I will mix symbolisms across cultural divides with the vibration of musical symbolism to bring harmony. 
The newest art Series is from a question that came to me when my dad was ailing and passed;What Time is it in your Soul's Expression. Answer It's half past the ancestors... now it's on you!
In Joy!

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