Join Arts Mid-Hudson as Poet Gold talks with artivist Vince Ballentine, a multi-disciplined visual artist. Ballentine has traveled internationally and been commissioned to create work for the likes of the NCAA, MTV, BET, and festivals such as Wall Therapy, O-positive and Meeting of Styles in Germany. His work never stops evolving, as demonstrated by his 2020 US State Department residency in Ethiopia as an ambassador for hip hop. Register here!
Join Arts-Mid Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivists BoogieREZ. Boogie is a Japanese Ameri- can artist who crafts detailed imaginary through textile, nature, portraits, flowing abstractions and uniquely creative characters. Her body of work taps into the flow of the streets, nature and the vibrations of dance and culture. REZONES is a self-taught visual artist. Starting out in the early 80’s with graffiti art. The platform eventually brought him to graphic design, which transitioned to graphic design which eventually led him to photography. His primary sources of inspiration are his life’s experiences as well as his environment. pulling heavily from his trials and tribulations as a youth growing up in Long Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Poughkeepsie.
“Leading with Artivism” is a live monthly interview series, created and curated by Poet Gold in collaboration with Arts Mid-Hudson, featuring a diverse mix of Artivists (Artist Activists) who have taken up the charge through their art to highlight social issues. Participants are invited to ask questions and get an inside look at the hearts and minds of these courageous creatives.
Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with artivist Rashad Wright
. Wright, a poet, author and playwright, has used his words to explore childhood, adolescents, athletics, sexuality, self-love, and identity. Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.
Join Womenswork.art for a live Q&A with artist Mary Haddad as she discusses the Black Lives Matter Mural Project that she spearheaded with Oakwood Friends School. This Artist Talk will be an in person event, as well as being available via Zoom. Limited seating will be available.
Join Arts Mid-Hudson for a talk with artivist Suprina. Allocating, modeling, casting, photography, and video are some of the processes Suprina uses in creating carnival-like narratives themed around politics, environment, and societal trends.
Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here!
Suprina studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but gained the bulk of her knowledge of her craft from working in the field of promotional, prop making. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple Computer, Bloomingdales, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 9/11, having lived in the neighborhood at the time, Suprina decided she would focus solely on her own artworks, which discuss environmental, social and political issues.
She has shown in Chelsea, Central Park, Governors Island, Brooklyn, Chicago, Scottsdale, Harlem, Newark, Southampton and the Hudson Valley.
Suprina has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, LMCC, NoMAA, and two Decentralization grants from Arts Mid Hudson.
Join Arts Mid-Hudson for a virtual discussion with New York based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist, Taína Asili. Asili’s powerful vocals carry themes of social justice with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock. Her music exudes strength of spirit and inspires audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.