So many things, so little time...
Some of the things that happened this year:
-Noir: Defining the Melodrama at Longwood Gallery, The Bronx, NY.
-Somos distintas, pensamos diferente at Bronx Library Center, Bronx, NY.
-Women in Comics at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY.
-I Love The Bronx River, Bronx, NY,
-La Cotorra Puertorriqueña, Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
-La Sirena Varada, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
-Cross-Street-Stitches, Bronx, NY.
-BMX style, Bronx, NY
Sing For Hope Pianos:
-Nature is Watching You
-All Eyes on You
I made zines
I created opportunities
I missed opportunities
I am still here
December 2, 2017
2921 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Artistic Social will host our First Annual Holiday Market, where artists, and crafters will gather to provide guests the opportunity to shop a wide selection of unique, hand crafted holiday gift options. I will be sharing table with an exceptional artist and mask maker, so come on Saturday and check out the art we have in The Bronx!!
From art to home decor, fashion and accessories, there will be a wide selection of one-of-a-kind items to choose from, which means guests can take pride in knowing that they will give the best presents this year.
Saturday, December 9th.
From 12pm to 12am
Local Project Art Space
11-27 44th Rd.
Long Island City (Queens) NY
Come for 12 hours of awesome art and get some diverse original art treasures directly from the makers, at Local Project's first Winter Market event. Support local artist vendors, network while drinking some warm hot coco.
I will have some new fabric books for the Christmas time, postcards, books, zines, prints and some other surprises. Get Xmas ready!!
Do you want to get a BIKE print? I will be donating a couple of those, for the Bronx Cranksgiving and they will be part of the prizes for the participants in the race.
Bronx Cranksgiving is a part bike ride, part scavenger hunt, food drive that helps feed those in need in The Bronx. Whether you choose to casually ride or race, you'll be stopping at different markets in various neighborhoods looking for specific food items that will get donated to Bronx Works and Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice. The requirements are get food and do it on a bike. All you need is a bike, a bag, a lock and some money to buy food.
Start : 2pm
For more information visit www.facebook.com/bronxcranksgiving orwww.cranksgiving.org.
All eyes on you!
This piano is a reflection of what happens when you perform in front of the public. When you are an artist your work is constantly judged and criticized by the eyes of the viewer. We can't let the fear of being criticized overcome our desire of being artistic and express ourselves. Play, dance, create, sing, like no one is watching because you will give your best!
I created this piano to make sure every school that was promised a piano got one. Unfortunately not all the pianos make it through their time on the streets, but it's important to find the way to still give the gift of music to the kids that deserve it and are thirsty of it.
A few weeks ago we had the ribbon cutting ceremony in P186X school in The Bronx. Such a great time with those energetic and passionate kiddos :)
THANK YOU SING FOR HOPE! You have an amazing organization.
Like every year for the past at least 4 years I make a drawing a day in the month of October. This year I am trying to keep a cohesive image and we are already in Day 9! You can follow my drawings on Instagram, Facebook or twitter :)
I woke up to a cool proposal " Could you illustrate my tag? "
I took on the challenge and created a weird three eyed monster face in my iPad. I like how fast I can create just with my fingers on a screen. It's like finger paint for adults. No mess, no clean up, just finger paint! I've been thinking for a while if I should upgrade my iPad or if I should get a Wacom instead... hard decisions.
Have a great Labor Day everyone 🙋🏻
When I submitted my proposal I said "I WANT TO BEAUTIFY THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY CREATING A CROSS-STITCH PATTERN ALONG THE STAIRS REMEMBERING THE OLD TRADITIONS, THE HAND-MADE ARTISANAL DESIGN IN AN ERA OF TECHNOLOGY AND PLASTIC." The idea with this public art piece was to encourage people to use the stairs and to feel good about it.
After a couple of weeks working in the Morris Heights Neighborhood I think we did accomplish this task. Old and young were surprised by the colors and the flow of the piece in the steps. The community helped us through the hard process of painting under the hottest days of the summer. I also had the greatest volunteers that believed in the project and gave everything they had to help bring this idea to life. They came out of their comfort zone, learn new things and created a beautiful piece of art that will live in this community.
The Bronx also deserves beautiful things, and we are here to bring them.
176 street, between Popham St. & Undercliff Ave.
This project was done through Artbridge as an initiative of NYC Department of Transportation & NYC Department of Health.
I am a...
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Educator, Community Activist... ARTIST!
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