Radical Creative Practices for People of Color 

As the first in a series, this event will explore how we, as artists and designers of color, embed a social justice framework into our diverse creative practices. An intimate panel will share how they’re navigating systems, institutions and professional relationships in ways that uphold their values while also finding ways to pay the bills and grow their careers. Through a community discussion, we’ll explore the tensions and innovations in our own practices as people of color. We'll conclude with a wine and dessert happy hour. 

Wed, May 23, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Theresa Lang Student Center at Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Please RSVP at Eventbrite and visit the Facebook page for event details.

Featuring Sable Elyse Smith, Raquel de Anda, Salome Asega and Crystal Clarity

This series of events is hosted by ArtFuture NYC, a collective led by The Parsons Scholars Program and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. Our mission is to expand access to art & design careers for young people of color in NYC through tools, resources and information. The Radical Creative Practices for People of Color series is an initiative to nurture an intersectional community of artists and designers of color as a foundation for this work. As an intentional space for people of color to gather and share within community, we ask allies to note that the participation of people of color will be prioritized in this event series. 

Raquel de Anda
Raquel de Anda is a curator and cultural producer based in Brooklyn, NY.   She is a firm believer in the power of art and culture to ignite social change. De Anda holds an MS from Parsons School of Design, with a focus on integrating cultural equity in the field of arts and culture. She is currently Director of Public Engagement at No Longer Empty, an organization that activates engagement with art and social issues through site-responsive ​exhibitions, ​education ​and ​cultural ​programs.

Salome Asega
Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in New York. She is the Technology Fellow in the Ford Foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program area, and a director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory in Bushwick. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess Art. She has exhibited and given presentations at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Performa, EYEO, and the Brooklyn Museum. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology where she also teaches.

Crystal Clarity
Crystal Clarity is a NYC born/based artist whose work serves and celebrates communities of color, particularly the afro/indigenous + caribbean Diaspora. As a teaching artist most of her work is found on the streets through the countless community mural projects she has fabricated with Inner city youth. As a Stewarding member of Peoples Collective Arts/ Colectivo de Arte Popular she helps run a community art production space in Bushwick that focuses on skills sharing and  bringing better visual strategies and art direction to movement work, direct actions and protests across NYC and beyond. 

Sable Elyse Smith

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. She is a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.