Last week I had the honor to be at the in Albany during the Somos Now Gala, celebrating the end of the Spring Conference that Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force organizes to gather representatives from private and public sector and discuss about the future of Latin Community in the NY State.
I was commissioned to create their poster for the 28th annual conference, and here is the result.
It was a great experience, Hon. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo has amazing ideas and he is a very committed politician with his community. Thank you for this opportunity.
As Robert Wadell says in his exhibition review - “I’m Every Woman” examines the notion of words as complement and accusation together. The panels give a left, back and right of a headless woman with words whispered or shouted around the subject as in a mug shot where sometimes people blame, shame and talk about a woman just for being who she is.-
BxArt Factory will be celebrating Women History Month with their Art Exhibition: Innuendos: The Voices of 10 Bronxite Women
I will be presenting the piece "I'm every woman" It's a reflection of what we are taught, what we accept, what we overcome and what we aspire to be. We all struggle with our bodies, our insecurities, our fears, and we have to learn from the experiences we live, trying not to make the same mistake twice.
We know that the issues that still affect women today are topics that must be talked about often but we hope that with this exhibition we continue the conversation and bring awareness to the community. Innuendos opens at the Andrew Freedman Home (1125 Grand Concourse) on Friday, March 6th and runs through April 1st!
There will be an opening reception on the 6th but there is also have some great programming:
Wednesday, March 18th we will welcome La Pluma y La Tinta and their event titled New Voices in the Boroughs: The Bronx (Buy tickets here)
Friday, March 20th we will have artists Ijeoma D. Iheanacho will present her project reImagining with photos, videos and a panel of some of the women that participated in the project.
There will be a great closing reception on Wednesday, April 1st with performances and more! I hope to see you all at the opening reception! For more info go to: Facebook event Page to RSVP
Looking for Valentine's Cards? This year I partnered with Skye Cabrera, an amazing poet that has been thinking in Love to make your life easier.
If you want one of these let me know firstname.lastname@example.org I can send them quick!!! Or meet you somewhere to give it to you. A spacial unique card made with Love and Good Sense of Humor.
I am going to be making more during this week, stay tuned on my FB page or Instagram!
BxArts Factory is a not-for-profit organization founded to provide a space to support local artists working in the Bronx. We plan to assist affiliated artists to engage and advance the Arts in communities throughout the borough via a diverse set of arts-oriented programming and services. Through collaborations with local artists and community based organizations, we will offer dynamic arts education programming that incorporates all of the fine arts. While curriculum development and curation of art exhibits will be completed by our program directors, classroom based activities will be led by our in-house, teaching artists. The BxArts Factory intends to provide unique and engaging experiences to advance the Arts and cultural education in the Bronx.
BxArts Factory is a project visualized by Laura Alvarez (local artist), Twahira Khan (Community Activist), Alexis Mendoza (founder of Alexis Mendoza Curatorial Projects) and Yolanda L. Rodriguez (founder and director of Visiones Culturales, Inc.). These four individuals bring forth knowledge and experience that will secure the success of this development. BxArts Factory will also include the talents of local Bronx artists and community members Latanya DeVaughn, Josue Guarionex Colon, Yarisa Colon and Masiel Ureña.
Last week BX200.com went live. I was invited to be part of it a while ago. I think it's a great initiative by Bronx artists, for Bronx artists.
It has been a tough road since I first came to NY and became a Bronxite, but I wouldn't change a thing. I am proud of what I do, proud of my friends and what everyone around me accomplish.
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Laura Alvarez is a
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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