I am just writing a few lines to convey my appreciation of your work in the 2005 Spiritual Expressions exhibit. I found the show very moving, not only emotionally but intellectually. Certainly the forms and shadows that you work with evoke feelings in the observer, from feelings of erotically charged longing, through tender intimacy, to a simple appreciation of the beauty of dance and dancers. Additionally, though, one is led to think as well about the contrast between the simplicity of the basic material (aluminum screen) versus the depth and complexity of expression that you have been able to realize, about the commonality of human emotion across the nature of the world that we share. Overall, this was a very deeply affecting show. Thank You.
-Walt Birbeck, Community Treatment Team, Philadelphia, PA
God has blessed Anyta with skill and vision and the borderless future of the young artist. I do indeed look forward to her future exhibitions, both at the boutique cultural outlets and the more public venues like the Philadelphia Museum of Art for which she is clearly destined.
-Joel Avery, Principal, i design: information, www.creativeness.com
Dear Anyta Thomas,
Thank you for your interest in Agora Gallery located at 530 West 25th Street in the center of the Chelsea art district. I am pleased to inform you that your work qualifies for Agora Gallery representation. Your work: The wire sculptures exhibit strength in the fusion of form, material and innovation. The fluidity of expression resonates throughout the body of work, providing a visual narrative of movement, sentiment and vision. I feel that the work will resonate well in New York and with our international audience.
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Greetings. Nice to hear from you. I pray that you and yours are well. I took your lovely piece to my home in New Orleans and still love it
Best, Dyana – Philadelphia radio personality
Dear Ms. Thomas,
I saw you create your beauty on "That's Clever". I am so impressed with your artistry. Where can I purchase something? Is your Blown Away available? That is the one I saw you make. You were truly a joy to watch. Thank you for your time.
- Lucinda Badillo
Thank you so much for the prompt reply I really appreciate it--- I am from Pakistan but live in the United Arab Emirates with my husband--I'm visiting the States as our children are here---I have a
daughter and a son---my daughter is married and lives here with her husband and 2 children and my son just graduated. I came here for my daughter's delivery, she just had her second baby a beautiful baby girl! I love watching HGTV and DIY networks they have wonderful arts and
crafts progs. so the other day when I watched your segment I was totally amazed--it was just sooooooo wonderful, turning mesh into a thing of beauty'. my daughter was also watching and we were like OH MY GOD! its so wonderful---and the colors you used looked just beautiful. I totally understand about not revealing your secrets, but I' ll be grateful to you if you would please please send me a copy of the HGTV TAPING. I visited your website and saw all the other sculptures they were all AWESOME! Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Best Regards, Nasreen
My name is Michael Riley and I will be Nzinga's artist for April. I am sorry that I missed your opening in March. However, I did get to see the piece of art that you gave to Nzinga. It was beautiful, as is all of your work that I have seen. I truly appreciate originality and sincere expression, both qualities that you have demonstrated. Congratulations on all of your success. Yes, you are an artist, and if you are like me, that is something you have always been and always will be. Period. Peace!
Michael Riley, Delaware
H i Anyta,
My name is Chenile Trotter Barnes and I am an art student from Wilmington, Delaware. While attending the Art Institute of Philadelphia (Fall 2005), I was blessed to have been able to lay my eyes upon your wire mesh sculptures in my former school's gallery. You don't even know how much your work has influenced and motivated me as artist who sometimes can struggle with trying to find the type of art medium that suits me the most.
I am now residing in Chicago with my husband and finishing my last year as an art student (I transferred). However, I have been trying to reach and stay in contact with Anastacia Sanderson from Philly so that I could try and reach you and let you know how much I appreciate your work.
In addition, if you have a mailing list, I would love to be added to it to find out about your upcoming exhibits. Philadelphia is my favorite city so going to art events gives me a reason to visit! Also, are there any art places/books that you know of that could educate me on how to start working with wire mesh? Look forward to hearing from you and take care........for you have truly been blessed with a gift.