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Conversations | Wo Chan a.k.a Pearl Harbor

“What does it mean to center artists and the arts as a community resource? I think this is important and ever-evolving work.” In the spirit of Asian and Pacific Island American Heritage Month in May and LGBTQ Pride Month in June, we spoke with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Wo Chan (Poetry ’17) about cultivating kinship with…

Conversations | Meet the Organizers of IAP San Antonio, “Admitted: USA” Exhibition

“The idea to submit an artistic proposal to the Centro de Artes Open Call first came up during the potluck hosted by Ricky Armendariz, where everyone got a chance to connect and share their thoughts and experiences.” – Kim Bishop Admitted: USA is an exhibition by the first cohort of participants in NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring…

Conversations | Maria Michaels Enchants in “Tarab”

“Tarab is an extreme emotional transformation leading to intense feelings of joy, sorrow, or sadness, a concept with no exact english translation.” Producer, actress, and screenwriter Maria Michaels brings a fictional story of an overworked Lebanese-American lawyer to life in her NYFA Fiscally Sponsored project, Tarab. A story of familial and cultural expectations, humor, and passion,…

Conversations | Gisela Insuaste

“Support for local artists and makers brings people together to create change.” For Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland consultant Gisela Insuaste, all experiences can inform her practice, from a bike ride in the hills to a leisurely walk along a lake or a plane ride across the ocean. Born and raised in New York City by…