March 6, 2011
With Leilani Montes (Guatemalan-Mexican) and Ninotchka Rosca (Filipina) as curators, the multi-layered art show ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES: Women’s Experience of Migration Under Globalization brings together the aesthetics and community engagement of eleven visual artists, one performance artist, one filmmaker and one writer in an unprecedented trans-ethnic event.
Twelve of the participating artists are:
* Ana Bravo (Mexican) http://anabravo.com/
* Ann Kwak (Korean/Hawaiian)
* Athena Magcase-Lopez (Filipina) http://www.athenasantosmagcaselopez.com/
* Besos Not Bombs (Armenian/Latina) http://www.besosnotbombs.com/
* Erin Yoshi (Japanese) http://www.erinyoshi.com/
* Favianna Rodriguez (Chicana) http://www.favianna.com/
* Isela Xospa (Mexican) http://www.iselaxospa.com/
* Joanne Ludwig (Thai/German) http://joanneludwig.tumblr.com/
* Leilani Montes (Guatemalan/Mexican) http://www.leilanimontes.com/
* Miatta Kawinzi (Kenyan/Liberian) http://www.bit.ly/hZYO9W
* Mona Lunot (Filipina)
* Tatyana Fazlalizaldeh (Iranian/Black) http://www.tlynnfaz.com/
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES also incorporates two special offerings:
* One Journey – a one-woman play by Yadira De La Riva (Mexican) about life on the US-Mexico border. Tickets to the play, which is scheduled for Friday, March 18th, at 7 pm, are $9 each and will be available at the opening reception and online at http://onejourneyaf3irm.eventbrite.com/
* Poets & Artists Panel on closing night which will address and respond to the exhibit and issues related to migration
ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES conveys the message that migration is not simply a legal, labor, procedural or policy issue; it is a life-changing experience for the im/migrants and their children.
The artists are backed in this endeavor by the multi-ethnic members of AF3IRM NY/NJ and the show is co-sponsored by Zero Capital and other groups.
The show will be on view until March 31st, Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5pm. Viewing outside these hours can be arranged by calling Project Reach at 212-966-4227.
Very excited about this show!
January 15, 2011
HARLEM Arts Alliance Artz, Rootz, and Rhythm Series Presents:
Art Fusion Friday’s At Sylvia’s Also
Featuring HARLEM Arts Alliance Artists
Celebrate Harlem At Sylvia’s Also
Every 3rd Friday of the Month
Visual Artist: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
5PM-7PM Happy Hour
Performance/Art Time 6PM-8PM
No Cover Charge!
I’ll be participating in this happy hour event on February 18, 2011. It should be a relaxed atmosphere with good music and conversation. Presented by the HARLEM Arts Alliance.
I invite anyone in the are to stop by and hang out. I’ll be displaying a few original pieces and will have prints to sale.
August 28, 2010
“For Women” is a two-woman exhibition inspired by Nina Simone’s classic song, “Four Women”. This exhibition, composed of small to large scale paintings and photographs, is an exploration of sexuality, abuse, and identity. Philadelphia based artists Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Philly 360 Creative Ambassador) and Lillian Cotton, two young, emerging African-American women artists, respectively create socially inspired work. In this exhibition, their focus will be on issues that surround the characters detailed in Nina Simone’s “Four Women”, the same issues that fall upon contemporary African-American women, including the artists themselves. The exhibition and reception will be held on September 17th, 2010, from 6-10pm, at Vivant Art Collection in Philadelphia.
I’ve been doing a lot of paintings of women. There are a number of topics and themes related to women I’ve been wanting to explore in my paintings. This show will be a display of some of those paintings and themes. I invited my friend Lillian Cotton, a fantastic painter, to do this show with me. Though her painting style differs from mine, her subject matter is similar, and I think our work will play nicely together in this exhibition.
The show is being sponsored by GPTMC’s Philly 360, the campaign that named me a Creative Ambassador of Philadelphia. And it is being held at the fabulous gallery, Vivant Art Collection in gallery central Old City.
The reception will feature food, drink, the premiere of my Philly 360 video, and I’ll be revealing NEW work not yet seen on my blog or website.
September 17th, 2010
6 – 10pm
Vivant Art Collection
60 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia