Posts Tagged ‘artists’

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

UPinion: A Hail Mary For The Nation

BY Robin Kilmer (@RobinKilmer) Did you ever believe in Santa Claus? Or the Loch Ness monster? Have you ever thought a Hail Mary would actually work for your football team? Or better yet, that someone who has never had sex could give birth to a baby boy that could walk on water? If you’ve ever […]


How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

How this nail artist is slaying the game with socially conscious designs | Fusion

With the nail as her small canvas, New York-based freelance nail artist Ami Vega is turning heads with a different take on the manicure—by helping her clients spread messages of social activism and empowerment through custom, hand painted designs. Her success has led to her own traveling nail salon, appearances at New York Fashion Week, […]


Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Trump’s Attorney General Pick Thinks Dominicans Have No “Provable Skill” to Contribute to US | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Nearly 30 years ago, Dan-el Padilla arrived to the United States from the Dominican Republic. Around the same time, Jeff Sessions stood to become a federal judge after a nomination from President Ronald Reagan. In the end, the Republican-controlled Senate rejected him because former colleagues painted him as a racist. In […]


Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

Dominican Nail Artist Calls Out Social Issues With Woke Nail Designs | Huffington Post

From BLM to LGBT pride, her nail art masterpieces make a statement. BY Shonitria Anthony One woman is giving people the opportunity to express their views on social issues like feminism, racial equality and cultural pride in an unexpected way. Dominican nail artist Ami Vega has been doing hand-painted nail art for about five years. […]


Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Ami Vega Is Creating the Socially Conscious Nail Art You Need | Remezcla

Written by Yara Simón Scroll down through Ami Vega’s Instagram, and you’ll see an accomplished manicurist – one who V Magazine recently featured and who celebrities like Kylie Jenner fawn over. But if you’re dazzled by how much she’s able to fit per square inch of fingernail, you may have missed that she’s actually one of […]


The Writing on the Wall: Become a part of the NoMAA Mural Project

The Writing on the Wall: Become a part of the NoMAA Mural Project

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) has become an indispensable part of the cultural landscape in Washington Heights and Inwood. In just six years NoMAA has provided over $300,000 in direct funds to artists and arts organizations; provided technical assistance training to over 700 artists and arts administrators; produced 14 Gallery exhibitions highlighting a roster of […]


Washington Heights Artist Weaves a Welcome to Mexico With New Exhibit | DNAinfo

Washington Heights Artist Weaves a Welcome to Mexico With New Exhibit | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A new exhibit at the office of City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez showcases two decades of artwork from a Washington Heights professor and activist. Hecho En Mexico, which opened on Thursday, showcases 16 woven works by Elizabeth Starcevic, a former professor at City College of New York. The […]


Save the Date: An Homage to Piri Thomas @ El Museo February 18th

Save the Date: An Homage to Piri Thomas @ El Museo February 18th

Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Join El Museo (1230 5th Ave) for a special presentation of SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas, author and poet who shed light on the struggles of nuestra gente with his book, Down These Mean Streets. Throughout his life, he soulfully delivered an array […]


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Meet Firelei Báez

The (S) Files 2011: Meet Firelei Báez from EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO on Vimeo. El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all […]


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Meet Edwin González-Ojeda

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in seven different venues. For […]


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Meet Marela Zacarías

The (S) Files 2011: Meet Marela Zacarías from EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO on Vimeo. El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all […]


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Meet COPE 2

The (S) Files 2011: Meet COPE 2 from EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO on Vimeo. For more info: http://elmuseo.org/ Check out: El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – Meet Marela Zacarías Click here to see pics from the S-Files exhibit @ the NoMAA Gallery. We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us […]


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 Video

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 Video

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 from EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO on Vimeo. For more info: http://elmuseo.org/ Click here to see pics from the S-Files exhibit @ the NoMAA Gallery. We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Ami V – Art At Your Fingertips

Ami V - Art At Your Fingertips

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. How does living Uptown inspire your art? A. Simply being surrounded by this amazing movement that is the “Uptown Renaissance” inspires me to create. So many amazing creative people of all genres, on the come up … inspire me beyond words. I am all for the arts, and to see […]


I Am Uptown – Will Alicea

I Am Uptown - Will Alicea

By Carolina Pichardo Q. Will Teez in the flesh! A. My name is Will Alicea. How you doing? Q. How long have you been Uptown? A. I’ve been Uptown since grade school. Lived in a couple of other places, but Inwood has pretty much been it. I love it up here.  I’ve seen the neighborhood […]

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