Multicultural Art


"The Whole Word in His Hands"

Kelly Kaftan

January 2015



 “Whole World in His Hands” is a painting by young Havre artist Kelley Kaftan. Kaftan created it while she was a student at MSUN. This acrylic on canvas board is a black and white piece of a male wearing a geometric figure sweater who holds the two world hemispheres in both hands; she said “I created it thinking about my children” (she is the mother of three) and adds “they are the future and the world is the limit to do whatever they want to do; the world is theirs.” Other additional meaning she convey about it after she created it is a humanistic and peaceful view in which the male holding the world symbolizes a vision on the encouragement to be individual leaders in the journey of seeing the world as one precious diversified unity. Kaftan is originally from Havre, but graduated from high school in North Dakota. She plans to continue her formal art instruction in the near future. This piece is for sale. For more information call (406) 265-3589 or contact The MSUN Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs (ODAMP) invites local and regional artists to exhibit their pieces at the Multicultural Center, preferably those that have some link to multicultural themes. During the month of January the ODAMP is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy with a variety of events and in February it will be African-American history month.