Creating Art in the Time of Grief and Loss
Join multimedia artist, Valerie Deas at her solo exhibition at An Beal Bocht Cafe at 445 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10463.
Valerie Deas was born in the Bronx, raised in Harlem, and has resided in the Bronx for more than three decades. Valerie has professionally taught art for more than 25 years with the NYC Board of Education.
Deas has participated in more than 25 group shows. Her quilts have been touring with the African American Fiber Art Exhibition throughout the country. Her work has appeared in two international shows, Book Art in Brazil and the International Textile Biennial: Beyond Category – Visions of Jazz in Fiber in San Jose, Costa Rica curated by Carolyn Mazoolmi. Valerie’s solo exhibition, Thread and Paints, took place at Gallery M in Harlem, New York. Valerie’s work has been on exhibition at Lincoln Center, Rush Gallery, Kente Royal Gallery, and Blue Door Art Gallery. In 2021, Valerie was awarded a City Artist Corps Grant to bring some of her artwork to her community.
Deas is the current Programming Board Chair of the Riverdale Art Association and a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQUA), Blue Door Art Center, Bx 200 Visual Artist Directory, and Harlem Girls Quilting Circle (HGQC).
This is event is made possible by Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) 2022 Community Engagement Grant.