Leading with Artivism – Written & Spoken Word (virtual)

“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.

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Leading With Artivism – Service, and the Rebirth of an Object (virtual)

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.

Leading with Artivism – The Body is a Battleground (virtual)

“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.
 
This month’s virtual talk is with artivist Gerardo Castro. Castro’s work illustrates marvelous glittery, unmistakably black, and emphatically brown figures elaborately costumed posing in what appears to be wallpapered interior spaces, rich in color and compositions that celebrate the visual texture of his Afro-Descendant culture, affirming that Latino identity is a means of empowerment (be it social, spiritual, political or personal).
 

Leading With Artivism – Voice of Love & Liberation

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.

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Panel Discussion for Kinship: The Inspiration of Artistic Connection curated by Ransome

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) for a panel discussion for Kinship: The Inspiration of Artistic Connection curated by Ransome.

Painters Steven Cozart (artist, educator, and documentarian), Philemona Williamson (a narrative painter who has shown widely in the United States and abroad), Tracy Hayes (work has been shown and is in collections throughout the Northeast), Jenny Nelson (abstract painter and a painting instructor), and Ransome (works included in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African- American Art) will be discussing 21st Century Painting moderated by Laura Domencic, the executive Director of the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania as our moderator.

Exhibiting Artists: Corina Alvarezdelugo, Deborah Read Belguendouz, Steve Cabral, Steve Cozart, Deborah Davidson, Robert Freeman, Edi Friedlander, Tracy Hayes, Alex Jackson, Joel Longenecker, Jenny Nelson, Ruby Palmer, Ransome, Deborah Roberts, Peter Rostovsky, Ben Sloat, Molly Snee, Laurel Sparks , Tara Tamaribuchi, Oliver Wasow, Deb Todd Wheeler, Philemona Williamson

Free & Open to the Public.

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