Calvert Johnny, Ruby Johnny, and Dimples Gibbs
Diru Design is an art ensemble composed of three artists: Calvert Johnny, Ruby Johnny, and Dimples Gibbs, whose works are influenced by their experience with the African Diaspora. Through the use off different mediums such as oil, watercolors, acrylic, fiber, and other and mixed media, they individually and collectively hope to give voice to the voiceless, to leave this world more beautiful than they found it and to bridge the gap between generation and culture. The ensemble hopes to grow and be an inspiration to all using their art. Diru has exhibited in several places, such as the Skylight Gallery in Hillsborough NC., The Durham Art Walk in Durham NC., Kankouran Festival in Washington DC and the Gullah Festival in Hilton Head SC. to name a few. You can find them Saturdays at the Durham Craft Market.