(English) The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance will showcase two of the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest finalists as part of NoMAA’s Inwood banner program. The two local artists are Sirin Thada and Emely Francesca Perez.
Inwood Banner Project
When I saw the call to volunteer on the Arts Stroll website, I submitted my information without any hesitation. As a current graduate student of Arts Administration program at Baruch and Washington Heights resident, I felt that this opportunity is a perfect way to give back to the community and support arts & culture. NoMAA is a unique organization that not only supports local artists but also helps Northern Manhattan residents to get access to the variety of cultural events thus support inclusiveness and diversity in New York City’s cultural field.
I was raised in Mexico City. I moved to the US when I was 15. Being the daughter of Mexican and Korean parents I have always been exposed to various cultures. My work focuses on the shared characteristics of different cultures, my childhood, and my life in New York. Living in Washington Heights I have explored the community and found inspiration for my artwork. I hope the banners encourage people to see more of their neighborhood and engage with the art community here.