Brazilian muralist Ananda Nahu has made her way to New York after a 8 year dream started by her and her husband Izolag after encountering my photos on Flickr. The dream is only half complete because only one of them was able to make it here after a receiving a grant from CEC Arts link. The original plan, which Linda Cunningham proposed from BronxArtSpace was to fund one of them and get the funding for Izolag. CEC Arts Link denied the first proposal which included both Ananda and Izolag last year. Ananda applied again and was able to make it. But the dream of having the three of us exhibit at the BronxArtSpace failed for the second time. Ananda is now rocking New York, one mural at a time with the hope of gaining a joint exhibition which will include all of us. Here is a glimpse of the uncompleted piece of Adeleine at BRIC House in Brooklyn.
Walked pass a school yard today. The children, they must have been a bunch of 4th graders, were walking around a small track counter clockwise. I couldn’t shake the thought that the yard looked like a prison. Why couldn’t they run and play as their hearts desired? What is this world that we have created for them?
“Close to 100 people filled the 15th floor conference space on September 29th for the Los Seis del Sur photo exhibit, sponsored by VOCES, the New York Times’s Latino Affinity Group. The attendees – artists, activists, journalists and leaders in the Latino community – were treated to a slideshow and discussion by Los Seis, six award-winning Boricua photographers (with several Pulitzers among them). The event was part of the New York Times’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.” -Rosa Alonso for My Latino Voice