Nargis Naqvi and MY Voice Canada: “Let’s All Work Together to Give Youth a Voice.”

Artist name: Nargis Naqvi and MY Voice Canada Featured Work 1: MY Voice YouTube promo video MY Voice Canada is a non-profit media initiative founded by Nargis Naqvi, which  provides Muslim youth with empowering opportunities for self-expression in written, visual, video, performance and multi-media formats. This largely youth-run organization strives to create a safe, supportive and innovative space for Muslim…

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova: “Unlearn Fear + Hate”

Artists names: Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova Featured Work 1: Unlearn Fear + Hate Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova are an innovative and fiercely artistic pair who devote their skills to teaching, making and coordinating meaningful community actions. Unlearn Fear + Hate is a participatory, interactive art initiative that encourages connection, open-mindedness, inner disarmament and creative expression…

Yanina Angelini Arismendi: “I Understand the Restorative Power that the Arts Hold”

Artist name: Yanina Angelini Arismendi Featured Work 1: “Show Girls” #6, 2016, mixed media on canvas Yanina Angelini Arismendi is a fiercely creative, talented,  and inventive individual. This Uruguayan-born artist has produced and exhibited numerous works of 2-D, 3-D, and street-based art throughout the U.S., including a piece in the Amber Rose Foundation’s Slut Walk Gallery. Their paintings feature rich, layered, curving…

Matthew Willey: “We MUST Make Ourselves Vulnerable”

Artist name: Matthew Willey Featured Work 1: Mural at Estes Hills Elementary School Matthew Willey is a gifted artist and designer who is in the midst of an inspiring international art initiative called, The Good of the Hive. He is painting 50,000 honeybees around the world to draw attention to the bees’ current environmental peril and to express…

Martin Whatson: “Go for it!”

Artist name: Martin Whatson Featured Work 1: Martin Whatson’s works are  full of playful and moving juxtapositions. They capture the tension between subdued graysacle and jubilantly colorful worlds. His art creates a sense of release, unveiling, and surprise. Whatson currently has work in the exhibition “LAX / ORD” at Vertical Gallery in Chacago. Featured Works Slideshow: 5 Questions for the Artist: 1. What is…

Dan Goldman: “Art is Choice”

Artist name: Dan Goldman Featured Work 1: Cover of Priya’s Mirror Dan Goldman is a gifted artist, designer, and writer who creates comics and graphic novels, such as Priya’s Mirror, pictured above, screenplays, and video games. In Priya’s Mirror, the second story in the Priya’s Shakti series, he again lends his deft hand to illustrate a heroic tale…

Khalid Albaih: “Now I Can’t Stop”

Artist name: Khalid Albaih Featured Work 1: Khalid Albaih is a a social media independent political cartoonist, designer, and public speaker. Albaih’s About Me page explains that his images “rose to prominence during the early stages of the Arab Spring protests in 2011.” He explores and translates many moving and controversial international topics into his accessible drawings. The cartoons are…

Lauren Lovejoy and Lyme Warrior: “Show Compassion to Someone Fighting for Their Health”

Artist name: Lauren Lovejoy Featured Image 1: Members of Lyme Warrior working on the Chronic Beauty Calendar Lyme Warrior is an awareness and advocacy group that also raises funds for “research, awareness, and impoverished Lyme Warriors.” Chronic Beauty is a calendar and fundraising campaign featuring the struggles and beauty of women with chronic illnesses including “Cerebral Palsy, Severe Asthma,…

Paulo Ito: “Fortunately, There Still Are Many White Walls”

Artist name: Paulo Ito Featured Work 1: World Cup Mural Paulo Ito is a Brazilian artist who specializes in thought-provoking, narrative street art. In a style that bends and stretches through perspectives, dimensions, dreams, and harsh realities, Ito explores the often destructive societal systems and patterns he observes around him. He portrays relationships, love, diversity, injustice, and loss…

La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

Alexandra Henry: “Anything That Makes You Feel Something”

Artist name: Alexandra Henry Featured Work 1: Magrela Video from the Street Heroines Documentary Series Director, Photographer, and CurateNYC Emerging Artist Alexandra Henry lends her thoughtful and intuitive eye and lens to the world of female street artists in her series, “Street Heroines.” While exploring São Paulo on foot she began to document and explore the work of women around the globe who…

Bruno Big: “I Want to Preach Love”

Artist name: Bruno Big Featured Works: Panel designed for office Canal Brazil and turned TV vignette, graffiti (done in collaboration Big’s friends Marcelo JOU , William Memi . Marcio SWK and Thiago TARM), and a video documenting the creation of the Ousadia and Alegria collection (more information below). On June 17 Bruno Big will join Marco Gallotta in sharing…