Last Friday I went to my friend's apartment. We ate, I made sangria, and she wanted me to draw something in her empty walls. She saw a sketch I just finished and said that was what she wanted.
So I opened my sharpies and started drawing.
I love making art. I think it's one of the things that gives me strength and keeps me calm. In my darkest and shiniest moments I feel better just scribbling on a coaster. This time I had a whole wall.
Thank you Skye. You are awesome.
Go to my FB page to see more pictures!
Last Saturday I had the honor to participate with three of my pieces in the Art For Autism Fundraiser at El Fogon, All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks and Parents Of Autistic Children, two great organizations.
Here you see some of the people who came to support, the group of artist that donated their pieces, and on the right, the little lady that got my artwork during the fundraiser and her with the artwork already hanged up in her room.
It was an amazing experience for all of us!
Thanks Ed Alvarez for the pictures!
The Bronx Council on the Arts and the Huntington Free Library present
Free Family-Friendly, Hands-On Craft Workshops
at Westchester Square’s Huntington Free Library
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Printmaking Workshop with Laura Alvarez
Be part of Laura’s imaginary world of color, fantastic creatures and fun
characters. Using watercolor, block print, acrylics and ink, she recycles
anything possible and transforms it into art, and she will show you how
to do the same. Reserve your seat: https://041914printmaking.eventbrite.com
The Huntington Free Library
9 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY 10461
(next to the Apple Savings Bank)
Weekdays: 718-829-7770 or 718-931-9500 x33
Saturday of Workshop: 917-972-2386
Subway: 6 train; Buses: 40, 42, 31, 21, & 4 (all destinations to Westchester Square)
I will be part of this Art fundraiser for autism awareness. next April 19th at El Fogon, in the Bronx. From 2 to 7pm. Help us help others
I was invited to exhibit at the New York Public Library. Bronx Library Center at Kingsbridge.
Celebrating the Women's History Month, Women of Ink & Letters (Mujers de Tinta y Letras) will be on display at the 4th floor.
Hours of operation
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I will also be giving two workshops, the first one this coming Friday, March 7th from 4pm to 5:30pm and the second one Friday, March 28th from 4pm to 5:30pm. So if you are interested in learning how to make inkblots and use your imagination; to find characters and places you didn't know were in you, come and join me!
You have to RSVP 718.579.4257
Today I had the privilege to redesign the wall menu at La Churreria, a great Spanish cafe in NoLiTa, NYC. They are located at 284 Mullberry Street. Their food is amazing and I finally found a place in Ny where I can have real Spanish Chocolate to dip freshly made churros.
I just love drawing words, and this job was a real pleasure!!
This month is going to be a busy one. Just to say bye to 2013 I´ll have two exhibitions going on in NY at the same time.
December 4th we have the inauguration of the Wreath Interpretations, at the Arsenal Gallery 830 5th Avenue, at 64th Street. Come join us for the opening reception from 5.30 to 7.30 pm.
NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Neck ties, rat traps, acorns, recycled plastic bags and forged steel are among the many and varied materials used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses and water conservation. This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.
December 7th the exhibition Whimsical Winter Wonder... Lucy Aponte and myself curate this show that will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within. Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonder... We will have an opening reception and a panel discussion Dec 7th at 12pm. Poe Park Visitor Center Gallery. 2640 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
I am a...
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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