See my work.
I teamed up with my sister to write this piece for Bronx Narratives.
This is what came out of interviewing community reps, speaking with some of our peers and researching development in the Bronx.
Bronx Arts Education Non-profit, Artsmith, Enlists Bronx Culture Ambassadors As Judges for First Annual T-shirt Design Contest [Press Release]
Bronx, New York (September 21, 2017) -Artsmith, Inc. will host their first annual t-shirt design contest this fall. The “street art-themed" contest will run from 9/27/17 to 11/22/17. The contest, which has drawn the attention of...
"Mad Artist": The Painting Life of Albert Wasserman [Profile]
"...'Sandy there must be hundreds." Then he said 'I think it could be 1000,'" Sandra Wasserman said, describing her father's hidden painting collection."
Painting by Albert Wasserman
“Albert Wasserman grew up on Nelson Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. In his early teens, Wasserman showed natural talent and serious interest in painting. He continued to expand his ability with practice, which included churning out many sketches and paintings of New York City's oldest standing bridge - The High Bridge. In his senior year...
Losing the NEA? How President Trump's Budget Could Affect Arts Programs in Your Community [Explainer]
“Two months into his presidency, Donald Trump has released America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The 2018 fiscal year budget plan sent shockwaves through arts and culture circles because the proposal calls for the elimination...
Drawing by Kayla Smith
Small Business Toolkit [Infografic]
(Created for my Entrepreneurship Series written for Bronx Narrative.)
Step 1: Create a Business Plan: A business plan is an evolving document that projects short-term and long-term revenue goals. Learn the basics from the U.S. Small Business Administration website...
Where the Train Tracks Take Me [Blog Post]
“I get a little paranoid when I think about rust-tainted rainwater from the tracks splatting unto my forehead while crossing to the other side. And wince when imagining some careless platform loiterer spitting evidence of his cold unto my shoes. The infrastructure under the “el" at 225th street train station on White Plains Road supports a frenzy of pigeon activity. I've dodged..."
Red Sahara Collective Brings the Musical Heat in Song Writing Workshop
“You have the voice of an angel," Briana said. Another student cried during Sabrina Clery's rendition of Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah." “That's what a song can do. That's the power of...
Artsmith Mentorship Program [Article]
“Through my photography, I think about the impact I have on the world. For example, I did a piece about the 300 girls missing in Nigeria," said Chelsea Gardner, 17, a student attending the Hewitt School on Manhattan's Upper East Side. I hope to pass on..."
Spoken Word Ascends [Article]
“The descent, reminiscent of a scene from Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, sets the mood upon entering the building. The mellow sounds waft through the cavernous stairway to meet you even before you reach your destination. You feel as if you're hundreds of feet beneath the earth in a secret grotto that only you and a select few had the privilege of finding. And someone is on..."