Three artists supported through programs provided by AHRC New York City’s Wendy M. Siegel Adult Day Center in Bushwick were featured in a weekend-long art exhibit in the local community. Norma Colon, Candida Colon, and Patricia Samuel all had original artwork presented as part of Exchange Rates, “an international exposition of artworks and curatorial programs in which host spaces in one art community open their doors and share their walls with kindred spaces on visit from elsewhere.” This unique event was organized by a number of local and international art collectives including Arts in Bushwick, London-based initiative Sluice, Theodore: Art, and Centotto. Norma, Candida, Patricia exhibited their latest creations at Brooklyn Fireproof East, which is where the exposition’s closing ceremony was held on October 26, 2014.
left to right: Maria Hubbard, Patricia Samuels, and Candida Colon
Just a short ride from the Siegel Center, Candida and Patricia went to Fireproof East on the opening day of the exhibition, October 23, accompanied by Maria Hubbard, Community Support Supervisor.
Norma’s featured work was a photograph of a man a walking his dog and exhibits a remarkable use of contrast between shadows and light.
Patricia also showed a photograph she took of a clothing store in her neighborhood. The work is untitled, but she said “It’s about a lot of clothes because I like clothes.“
Candida had two drawings on exhibit. Her piece, Cartoons and features robot-esque characters, grouped among modular blocks that span a colorful landscape.
Candida’s other drawing, Clowns at the Circus, containing eclectic black-and-white animals and shapes on an orange background. “It’s my favorite hobby to draw,” Candida said. “I do it at home when I’m bored. My cousin drew in college and he helped teach me.“
AHRC New York City is proud to celebrate the creative expressions of these artists, and we congratulate them on a fantastic exhibit.