I write to try to understand the human condition and that ephemeral unavailable subject: my soul. My favorite place to write is my Monday writing workshop and on my way to and from work, in a random subway car. Stories started in the trains are usually finished and given shape in the workshop and vice-versa. website »
Kiri Avelar, MFA, is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, scholar, and activist who focuses her work around collaborative community expression. As a 2020 Jerome Robbins Dance Division Research Fellow for the NYPL for the Performing Arts, her scholarly research “Descubriendo Latinx: The Hidden Text in American Modern Dance”, looks at the absented presence of Latinx holding an integral role in shaping the foundation of modern dance in the United States. website »
Xianix Barrera is a captivating performer who is recognized as one of New York City’s finest emerging flamenco artists with a riveting authenticity in appearance, style and attitude. In 2011, she founded her own flamenco company, Sabor Flamenco, and regularly performs with them throughout New York City. website »
I work as a painter and graphic designer. Presently these two paths are at an intersection. I have painted on and off for 35 years and worked as a full-time graphic designer for over 30 years. As of recent I am focusing a lot of my energy on painting as it gives me great joy to create with oil paint. website »
Influenced by her upbringing as a Dominican American in Washington Heights, Adalky works in traditional mediums in non-traditional ways. With graffiti always in her periphery, she layers shapes and forms using different materials. Her color choices not only suggest depth, but also her own visual language through intrinsic shapes. website »
Charlecia Joy Cole
From the bane of my existence I was drawn to colors and visuals that aesthetically caught my eye. As a result, nurturing the arts in myself and others has become a primary focus of my life’s work and calling. I am an art advocate, visual artist, and a New York City public school art educator.
For me, painting is a natural way to immerse myself in the beauty that is everywhere. I see these paintings as landscapes, because they are all places that I inhabit while I am painting them. I paint wet on wet on paper, working with layers of luminous color, which radiate through the paintings. The natural world is stunning. Its endless complexity and richness move me —and I want to share my explorations. website »
Demetrius Daniel combines spoken-word performances — vibrant, original verse — with trombone riffs, finger snapping, and singing. He has created a concept of artistic expression that lies somewhere between jazz and poetry called, “Tromboetry” which combines verse with trombone playing. website »
Maria de los Angeles began her Flamenco dance studies at Ballet Hispanico with Melinda Marquez in 1998. She has danced with American Bolero Dance Company, the Cristina Heeren program in Sevilla, Alegrias en La Nacional, and with Soledad Barrio at Jacob’s Pillow. As the cofounder and artistic director of Al Margen Flamenco, she conceptualizes, choreographs and performs. website »
I am working with Polaroid cameras and instant film, manipulating and enlarging the images. I want the photographs to convey the lushness of our tranquil yet wild uptown parks. I enjoy the faces and figures that sometimes seem to emerge from the pictures, and the element of chance inherent in using these materials. website »
I have been a ceramic artist for more than 30 years. I construct hand-built pieces from porcelain, both functional and sculptural. Over time, I have increasingly focused on creating varied textured surfaces, branching out from using fabrics to experiment with found objects that would impart interesting texture. website »
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