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CISPES Reading - 10/11/18

CISPES

I had a reading with CISPES at their event: Fight for Water in El Salvador on October 11, 2018.
Free & open to the public!

About The Event

Please join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) raise awareness about the fight against water privatization in El Salvador. This event will have a report back on this major issue threatening the 6 million people living in El Salvador, and will also have performances by Salvadoran & Central American poets. 

Performances by:
Cruz Kontrol
Gilmarie Brioso
The Daizeez
Yeiry Guevara
Christopher Soto

American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St

October 11, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm

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Event Photos

Women in The Heights - Artists Talk - 3/28/18

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

March 28, 2018 was the last day to see Women in the Heights - Resistance. It was also my first time participating in the Artists Talk where I spoke about my work and my art practice. 

About the Event:
Join the artists of “Women in the Heights-Disruption” as they share their processes and visions followed by the workshop: “Women in the Heights” and Workshop “Artivism - How to develop and fund your projects” led by curator Andrea Arroyo.This session is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

About the Exhibition: 
In celebration of Women’s History Month Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition "Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. 

Eventbrite Page
NoMAA Website

Images from the Artist Talk

Women in The Heights - Resistance - 3/8/18

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

"Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo.

Showing love to Uptown on International Women's Day! I was proud to be part of this group exhibition titled "Women in the Heights - Resistance" presented by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling. The show took place at Rio II Gallery in New York, NY on March 8-28, 2018, curated by Andrea Arroyo. The opening reception was on March 8th, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Artist Talks were held on the closing night of March 28th, 2018. 
See the event recap for the Artist Talk here.
 

About the Exhibition: 
In celebration of Women’s History Month The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling present the exhibition "Women in the Heights - Resistance" Featuring the work of 28 women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. 

Participating Artists: 
Vivian Abuelo
Gloria Adams
Abigail Arguilla
Julie Berman
Chelsea Best
Lenore Browne
Rose Deler
Wilhelmina Obatola Grant
Yeiry Guevara
C'naan Hamburger Selina Hernandez
Maggie Hernandez
Andrea Kornbluth
Lilia Levin
Najá Lewis
Marne Lucas
Nancy Mercado
Alexandra Momin
Ashanti Muniz
Rosa Naparstek
Nancy Palubniak
Nancy Rakoczy
Diana Schmertz
Tasuyo Tanaka
Joana Toro
Ruth Valdez
Tamara Wasserman

Eventbrite Page
NoMAA Website
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Event Photographer, Michael Palma

Opening Night Photos & Video

Got a Girl Crush Zine Fest - 11/19/2017

Sunday, November 19 - Zine Fest in Brooklyn

Sunday, November 19 - Zine Fest in Brooklyn

I was pumped to vend at the 2nd Annual Print and Zine Fest by Got a Girl Crush at New Women Space on Sunday, Nov 19, 2017. 

About The Fest:
Featuring an exciting, emerging line-up of women/trans/gender non-conforming-led publications, artists and merch:

Got a Girl Crush Website Event
Facebook Event

The event was incredibly successful. Excellent vendors, clear communication and lots of engaging people who visited. Thank you all who stopped by and chatted!

 

No Dice - 11/17/2017

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Rejection Funhouse

Organized by Arti Gollapudi

My first art show in November! Thanks Arti Gollapudi for organizing this event. I displayed a mixed media piece (first one I've made for public consumption!). I originally made the piece when I was 16 years old. I cleaned it up and added minimal 21st century touches. Magazine cutouts and teen angst, meet Photoshop and adult anxiety. Fun in one frame!

About The Show:
~* A weekend long interactive gallery exploring desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance *~
The gallery's theme is rejection- whether that me the process of applying yourself, the feeling of want/desire, the act of rejection, the coping, etc.
 All slabbed together by Arti Gollapudi

Splash That Event Page

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Relive the moment in the images below.

New Latin Wave - 10/22/2017

Took place on October 22, 2017

Took place on October 22, 2017

What a thrill to be part of New Latin Wave 2017 at Brooklyn Bazaar! Lots of fantastic programming in one day. I participated in the Book and Zine Fair of NLW, curated by the wonderful Steph Orentas of La Liga Zine.

Also, I presented the launch of my second zine titled Vos Cipota that same day. Lots of feels. Photos of the launch are below.

What is New Latin Wave: Dedicated to celebrating the most current and compelling voices in Latinx art, music, literature and film, New Latin Wave is more than a cultural festival; it’s a multidisciplinary symposium that seeks to open conversations about Latinx and Latin American contributions and identity in the United States by creating a platform for performers, writers and artists.

Read more about the event on:

Many thanks to Sokio and Amanda for organizing everything, Steph of La Liga Zine for curating the Book & Zine Fair and her wonderful support, Mayra for debuting Just Plush Play and all the amazing attendees who supported latinx arts in NYC. Pics below!

INK FIBER IMAGE - 10/14/2017

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INK FIBER IMAGE

Organized by Antidote Books in Putney, RVT

I finally shared a stage with my dear friend Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez! We met in our hometown of Houston, TX when we were bouncing around this thing called life. Nearly a decade later, we shared our writing in Antidote Bookstore, which she owns with her husband in Putney, Vermont.  

About the show:
INK, FIBER & IMAGE: An Evening of Exploring Latinx Idenity Through the Arts with readings by RUTH ANTOINETTE RODRIGUEZ & YEIRY GUEVARA

YEIRY GUEVARA (NYC) is a writer, translator and fiber artist whose work has appeared in Chiflad@, La Liga, and St. Sucia. Yeiry is the author of THE SAVIOR, a Spanish-and-English zine that explores family and memory in El Salvador through the lens of photography. Yeiry lives in New York City where she's recognized for bringing contemporary Latinx creativity into focus. www.yeiry.com

RUTH ANTOINETTE RODRIGUEZ (HTX) is a poet who works with typewritten words, ink images and fiber. A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and Factory Hollow Press, Rodriguez holds a BA in English from the University of Houston. Originally from Houston, TX, Rodriguez lives in Vermont where she runs Antidote Books, an independent book store dedicated to poetry, curious minds, and social justice awareness.

Our reading was featured in the Community Events page for the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Also, I'm very proud to announce that copies of my zine are available for purchase at Antidote Books!  Thanks for everything Ruth & Jeremy! Thank you Vermont for a lovely autumn evening. 

Dia de la Raza - 10/12/2017

Dia de la Raza

Dia De La Raza

Organized by La Liga and Ana Castillo

On October 12th 2017, I had the joy to read with many great voices including chingona author Ana Castillo in a Welcome to NYC style party at Starr Bar. 

About the show:
En el Día de la Raza, La Liga Zine is hosting a gathering to welcome Chicana novelist-poet Ana Castillo to her new home in New York! On this day, Ana Castillo was crowned a curandera in Mexico by a great Tlaxcaltec medicine man 20 years ago.

Featuring:

  • Nancy Mercado
  • Ayendy Bonifacio
  • Sergio Troncoso
  • Ana Castillo
  • Stephanie Orentas
  • Mari Santa Cruz
  • Yeiry Guevara
  • Sayuri Gomez

Many thanks to everyone who came out and welcomed Ana with open arms. A few snaps of the event are below.

BRN GRL SPK - 10/9/2017

BRN GRL SPK

This Is My Home (Too)

Organized by BRN GRL SPK

On Indigenous People's Day, I had the honor to show my work at the inaugural art show organized by BRN GRL SPK. BRN GRL SPK is a wonderful platform built by women of color, for women of color. Their mission: "a creative arts collective that focuses on creating spaces where women and femmes of color can speak their minds and affect change. We aim to empower and support BRN GRLs by building community, organizing events, and fundraising for progress."

Featured Artists:

About the Show:
Where is home? And what does it look like for immigrants, indigenous groups, and people of color? BRN GRL SPK presents This Is My Home (Too), an exhibit by women and femme artists of color. Their work examines our country’s complicated history with colonialism, slavery, and immigration -- asking what and where is home, who has historically had access to one, and how does that shape one’s identity today?

The collection is displayed in Caza Mezcal's gallery from October 9 - 28th.
Proceeds from the opening night will benefit Families For Freedom, a New York based human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation.

Thanks to our sponsors:  BAX | Brooklyn Arts ExchangeTanteo TequilaGirl Power SupplyFREEda Women NYC, and Meta Balance.

Many thanks to all who attended and packed the Gallery at Casa Mezcal with so many funds going to Families for Freedom. A thousand thank you's to the wonderful women of BRN GRL SPK: Ugonna, Ally, Mariah and Ranjani. Immense gratitude to my friends who came to support my first NYC art show! Y'all are the best.

Betty Zine Fest - 10/7/2017

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Betty Zine Fest

Organized by The Bettys

On October 7th, I had the joyful opportunity to vend at The Bettys' 2nd Annual Betty Zine Fest 2017. The day saw an amazing turnout with over 75 vendors. All organized by:

Major thanks to Aurora and The Bettys for putting together an incredible event. Huge shoutout to my sister Mayra Guevara who was pillar of complete support this day, and every day. Much love sis! Thank you to all who attended and supported NJ's only zine festival!

Here is the local news in Newark covering the festival. I'm laughing in the background at 0:33.

 

Nosotras Zine Fiesta - 9/15/2017

Mujeristas Fiesta

Nosotras Zine Fiesta

Organized by Mujeristas Collective 

On September 15th 2017, I participated in my first zine festival! Thank you so much Mujeristas Collective for organizing Nosotras Zine Fiesta at June Bar. The idea behind the event as expressed by Mujeristas Collective: "Nosotras is meant to highlight the mujeres/muxeres zine makers and artists that exist and uphold this community.

The fiesta created a powerful connection between the wonderful vendors and supportive audience. Shoutout to the amazing vendors at Nosotras Zine Fiesta:

Performance by STEFA & DJ Cisnegros
Photobooth all night by The Unapologetically Brown Series

Thank you everyone who attended!  Major thanks to lovely people who purchased my Mami made items. Mom sends her deepest gratitude and appreciation! She was amazed by all the support shown. With the earnings made, she is be able to continue making more items for our shop. So thank you for encouraging my mom and her craft.

Also thanks to i-D for the wonderful feature about the show.  I'm on the list alongside 4 other fellow artists in the article titled: 5 Radical Zines By Latina/x Women