"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."
"Pandemic life changed my relationship with my studio back to what it had once been, not somewhere of guilt and stolen time but a sanctuary where I need to be to be my full self, and consequently the best parent and partner as well."
"I’m proud of having a place for people that are looking for a way to support the AAPI community to come to get information and discover our huge community of artists, and I’m just proud of building this initiative that started as such a small, simple idea."
"I want to create an inclusive community for women artists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions. I’m interested in empowering women so that can tap into their creativity and feel confident about making work, whether they are professional or amateur photographers."
"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."
"There is so much about the female body that doesn’t get discussed enough and many women struggle and suffer in silence because of it."
Oh, you need a holiday read? Might I suggest one of these? From historical fiction, to self-help, and even an amazing children's book sprinkled in for good measure, here are my favorites from 2020.
Art has the ability to give hope, transform, and lead to action. And while you are scrolling, please remember the best way to honor the Latinx and Hispanic community is to vote on November 3!
We Are The Radical Monarchs is a wonderful, inspirational, and imperative family-friendly film we love—and you can watch it for free NOW on PBS!
Arts & Culture Editor, Nora Gomez-Strauss, spoke with Ground Floor Gallery owner Krista Scenna about life in the arts right now and raising children in this volatile time.
A conversation with Furious Flower Poetry Center Executive Director and Academic Activist, Dr. Joanne Gabbin, about the importance of black poetry and the poems she recommends we read right now.
"It made me realize the power and vulnerability involved in sitting in front of a camera and staring directly into the lens and how a collaboration between subject and photographer can become empowering and revolutionary."
"It wasn’t that I woke up one morning and thought this is the book I needed to write, but then it was the only book I could write. I very quickly understood there was no way for me—as Alice Waters’s daughter—to exist in the public eye without acknowledging and writing that. Rather than feel encumbered by it, how can I talk about all the wonders of this relationship?"
"For me, learning new skills is a form of self-care. It's helping me cope...Take care of yourself in whatever way you need. Trust your gut, and do what you need to do in order to survive."
"Be as kind to yourself, your family, your neighbors, and strangers as you can right now. Everyone is moving through this time in their own way. And if you aren’t one already, you can try pretending to be a working artist moving through a rough patch."