Post Tagged with: "artists"

VERGE (Photo courtesy of curator Jamie Martinez via Bushwick Daily)

Immigrant Artists Cross Borders in Bushwick Exhibit

Brooklyn, Culture April 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

An exhibit in Bushwick features the work of artists who reflect on “borders, territories, immigration, people, and edges,” reports Bushwick Daily.

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African-Inspired Art Made from Upcycling

African, Brooklyn, Culture, Video May 25, 2018 at 10:58 am

A BRIC TV video features Brooklyn native Patrick Dougher who makes art out of discarded materials.

Behind the Mask: Artists Explore Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latino Heritage

 Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.

Behind the Mask: Artists Explore Puerto Rico’s Afro-Latino Heritage

Puerto Rican artists explore the history and mythology of vejigante masks.

Mural by artist Jessica Blowers at Stanley’s Pharmacy, 31 Ludlow St. (Photo courtesy LES BID via The Lo-Down)

A Plan to Paint 100 LES Gates

Culture, Manhattan January 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

A Lower East Side project to paint murals on “100 gates” of businesses has received city funding to support the effort, Our Town and The Lo-Down reports.

Chilean artist Manuel Guerra (Photo by Antonio Flores-Lobos via La Voz)

Manuel Guerra Mártis: From Chile to the Hudson Valley

Culture, South American October 8, 2014 at 11:27 am

La Voz chronicles the eight-decade long story of Manuel Guerra Mártis, who fled Chile in 1973 and arrived in Ulster County where he started drawing as a distraction and ended up turning the restaurant where he worked into a gallery.

Nazanin Noroozi

An Artist of Two Worlds

Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks July 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Iranian art student Nazanin Noroozi wants her work to have universal appeal, she says in this video.

Gabino Abraham Castelán (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

A Mexican Immigrant Artist Gives Back

Culture, Immigration, Mexican April 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Mexican artist Gabino Abraham Castelán, who came to New York when he was 14, is teaching art to undocumented children, Diario de Mexico reports.

The Art of Plumbing

The Art of Plumbing

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video, Voices' Picks March 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Cristian Torres uses his knowledge of plumbing and electricity to make spectacular creations.

Dark Skies, Sad Ladies Inspire Scottish Illustrator

Dark Skies, Sad Ladies Inspire Scottish Illustrator

Illustrator Katy Smail gladly left her small Scottish countryside town for the big city life four years ago. But fragments of her homeland – dark skies, melancholic ladies, gothic folk tales – still inspire her artwork.

In the Bronx, Artists Trade Talent for Medical Treatment

Bronx, Health, Video March 13, 2012 at 5:01 pm

As the national debate over health care rages, Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx has a solution, at least for local uninsured artists. The hospital has launched a program for artists that allows them to contribute artwork or performances in exchange for credits that they can swap for their own health care.

Alê Souto's "Walking Man," on display at FB gallery.

Brazilian plastic artist makes mark on NYC

Culture, In the News, South American January 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

From December 16 to January 28, Brazilian plastic artist Alê Souto displays his exposition, Metropole Remix, inspired by the book, “Invisible Cities,” by writer Ítalo Calvino. The exhibition consists of a mural covering the entire first floor of the FB gallery in New York City.

A Journey of Art, from Caracas to Millerton

A Journey of Art, from Caracas to Millerton

Culture, Metro Area, South American October 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

“The price that is put on a piece of art should be in accordance to what the artist has achieved.” This was what Camilo Rojas, distinguished artist and professor, told me before wishing me goodbye alongside his wife, artist Virginia Lavado. Camilo and Virginia are two of the most inspiringRead More