#StayHomeOpenStudios with Uniqua Simmons
NNoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.
May 28 – Garry Grant
June 4 – Cathy O’Keefe
June 11 – Josefina Hernandez
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter
Uniqua Simmons is a Self- Taught Visual and Jewelry Artist. Performance Artist and certified Fitness Practitioner. Born and raised in Harlem she has been creating and teaching art, dance, and fitness for over 20 years for all abilities and ages. Her art, dance, fitness and teaching focuses on Mental Health, Diversity, Community, Mindfulness, Differences and Healing. Believing that Everybody can art, from this passion She created My Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S. (My Art making art, diverse, necessary, educational, sustainable, selfless). “Everybody can Art. What’s your Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S.?” “Using recycled materials to create art is one of my favorite things to create and teach with”
She combined dance and fitness, creating Afya Afro Jazz. Afya in Swahili meaning: Health, Strength, Vigor, Well Being. “Take the work out of the workout” One of Uniqua’s favorite mantras she created is, “Each One, Teach One, To Teach One, through Arts and Education” Uniqua continues to teach and create Arts and Dance for Healing and Peace.