As part of the “Not Your Grandma's Quilt” project we initiated earlier this year - a visual art collaboration between YUCA students and artisans in Spain from Art i Més, the quilt has made its way back to the Bronx.
The quilt will be in display this Saturday, October 26th at the Poe Park Visitor Center, from 12 to 3pm. It is located at 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY.
We will be providing the materials to create two large quilts on paper and every one will be able to work on their own square based on Family and Community, same themes used in the original quilt.
So come out, create art, and support/celebrate with our youth!
Since 2010 I've been part of this community of artists based in Spain, Léptica that try to give other artists a platform to express themselves and their obsessions.
As you all know one of my obsessions is coffee. And I couldn't resist the temptation of sending some of my illustrations for this issue.
There you have a little interview they did, and one of the illustrations.
Hope you like it!!!
In the last months I've meet wonderful people here in the Bronx.
I love challenges and trying new things, so when I was asked to paint a skate deck I just jumped on it!
Here it is, my first one. It will be exhibited at Heaven Bound 7 Skate Shop and soon I will be finishing more. So stay tuned!!!
Next Sunday 30th (September) I will be participating in the Monster Drawing Rally at Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn. From 3 to 4pm.Is a unique event that invites the public to witness what is usually a private creative process. Over the course of the weekend, nearly 100 artists will be drawing at DAC, live and on the spot, with the works up for sale to benefit DAC. Plus, visitors can take part an draw on the very walls of the gallery!
Amazing experience last month finishing a mural project at Soundview Park, Bronx, NY.
More than 40 volunteers participated during the It's My Park Day events and helped us to have new bright colors to the sprinkler area. Summer is here and we will be enjoying the water during the hot days to come!
Recently Friends of Soundview Park have been authorized to paint the sprinkler area of the park at Lafayette Street.
I have a beautiful project and we are starting next May 19th. We need volunteers to help painting this project, you don't need to be an artist, just fill the blanks!
Come and bring all your friends to have a beautiful day celebrating
"It's my Park Day"
From 10am to 2pm we will be bringing the waterfront life to the wall. And you can also participate in the different activities the Park will have that day.
A few months ago Veedot and I thought it was a cool idea to make a calendar together. So we divided the months and started to work.
The results have been SUPER cool and a very limited series of 100 calendars is on sale. It's only $20 and it's valid for all year round!
Artists: LaurAlvarez & Veedot
Number of Pages: 28
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5"
Color: Full Color
Paper Type: 28 lb. Bond
Finishing: 80 lb. Matte Cover
It's been a long time since she first showed me her illustrations. She was shy, and had a hard time showing or letting other people watch them.
I always told her she is amazing. She only has to believe it and work hard.
So she did it and besides her tumblr and twitter she's building a website that I hope will be up soon.
Her stories are terrific and surprising. I can't get tired of reading-looking them!
In my last trip to Puerto Rico we collaborated again and here you have something to download... but more is coming!
Last weekend Veedot was here in NY and we did some pieces together. One of them was to be posted in this Download Wednesday. And this is the result! Hope you all like it and enjoy coloring it!
I am a...
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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