Ache: “Lavagem da Rua” (Cleansing of the Street) event was part of NY Lincoln Center out of the Doors.
This project, presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, brought to the stage, artists and dancers as Tatau (former lead singer of Araketu), Alexandre Cortes de Barros, a section of “Baianas”, members of the “Afoxe de Filhas de Gandhy”, drummers from Brazil, “Something Positive” from Trinidad, “Legacy Circle” from the Dominican Republic, “Ashe Dance” from Haiti, Amma McKen, and “Grupo Oriefun” from Cuba Sunday.
Gallery Gaia, which opened its doors in June 2013, held this singular show from May 03 until this Sunday, June 1, 2014.
The five artists participant, Nancy Cohen, Fran Kornfeld , Ursula Clark and Junia Flavia d’Affonseca (above) and Sylvia Schwartz (not shown), share a common bond; they have all done work in handmade paper at Dieu Donné(*) at some point in their careers.
Their backgrounds and artistic disciplines are highly diverse, but in each case, personal experimentation and development led to a distinct interpretation of this ageless medium, and expanding its possibilities.
At the heart of Manhattan, its lung and playground, place for loving and for crying, for long and relaxing walks or for run from the bikes…for a photographer, it’s a playground of illusions, where I go again and again , and never felt bored or at the end of my creativity.
Endless possibilities, Central Park is the “plaza” where artists – not only photographers, but writers, painters, singers, music players, performers and so many more – can easily put to work their imagination…