Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Trauma and the Arts: Mobilizing Anchor Institutions at PENN U, April 1-3, 2019

Very Happy!

I attended the wonderful conference "Trauma and the Arts: Mobilizing Anchor Institutions"  at University of Pennsylvania.  
Thank you for the scholarship, Bartol Foundation!!

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Working with Ink on Yupo

Ink on Yupo

I seldom use these materials, reality is that I'm not an abstract artist. I do it just for fun, and occasionally, the results are acceptable. Unfortunately, gold ink is not captured in these images.



Friday, February 8, 2019

A Few of My 2019 Art Exhibits

  1. Holy Family University Art Gallery, Dealing with The Trauma of Sexual Assault, Philadelphia, PA, - Mar.-April, 2019.
  2. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Community, Philadelphia, PA, Feb- April, 2019.
  3. A.I.R. Gallery, Bridging the Gap, Brooklyn, NY, Feb-March, 2019.
  4. Fleisher Art Memorial, 121st Annual Members Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA, Feb-March, 2019.
  5. Studio 34, 15th Annual Fun-A-Day Art Show, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2019.


And two more to come... as far as I know.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Working with Re-purposed Materials

As an experimentalist, I find great pleasure using re-purposed materials. It is a challenge to make compositions and "tricking the eye". Nothing more exciting than making people believe that your materials look like other ones.Examples of community participation using re-purposed materials are the pictures shown below.Pieces shown in the exhibit P.E.A.C.E. Bringing Peace: Beautifying Our Community, at the Link Gallery, Syracuse University, NYUnited and Togetherness are part of the current series Pipe Organs.
UNITED, mixed media, 3.7 x 3 ft., 
located at Storefront Police Department, Syracuse, NY



TOGETHERNESS, mixed media, 3.7 x 3 ft.,
located at Fire Station #6, Syracuse, NY

Then We Wove is a piece shown in the exhibit Paper or Plastic? in Syracuse, NY, at Science Art Literature and Technology (S.A.L.T.) Quarters Gallery.



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Trauma Informed Training

A Course All Teachers should Take 

I'm feeling so excited having the opportunity to participate in the Trauma Informed course thanks to a scholarship offered by Bartol Foundation. This will better equip me to deal with children victims of traumatic experience

A blended course very well organized. The manual includes all basic guidelines, guest speakers experts in each of the aspects considered are invited, a series of videos complement the topics, the exercises are directly related to participants' interests, and the participants contribute their experiences in their own individual fields.

This is an extremely informative course, professionally enriching from a variety of perspectives that is bridging for me a gap in my profession. 



Sunday, September 23, 2018

My first two publications in Philly

Two publications thanks to Drexel University.

As soon as I arrived in Philly, I joined the Writers Room, a group under the wing of the English Department, Creative Writing @ Drexel University associated to Dornsife Center.

One was the result of an experimental workshop at LOLA, combining poetry and collage. The second is a narrative including pictures @ Writers Room.


Also, one of my short stories was published at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, my alma mater.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Working with children is a serious matter

THERE IS NO VALID REASON TO SHORTCHANGE KIDS IN ACADEMIA

It doesn't matter their age, children should be exposed to the best academic service to motivate them to continue being creative.

The pictures show the artistic aspect of project base curriculum for preschoolers. These were collaborative pieces where my role was to guide them to create all the segments. My artistic intervention is manifested only assembling these 3-D pieces. Each piece is approx. 25' x  25'


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My New Mural: to Be Inaugurated at the End of July in New York.

A Conceptual Ecological Mural Created with Recycled Materials


This project was made possible with the collaboration of an entire community. I'm so proud of each one of them. Thank you all for this opportunity to share my art.

Check the video here:
https://www.facebook.com/CNYArtsCenter/videos/2044789718929413/

CNYArtsCenter Press release
©Wings by Angela Arrey-Wastavino

Art in the Wind Mural finally takes flight

CNY Arts Center is excited to announce their next community mural project has been completed and found a permanent home. “Art in the Wind”, an aluminum mural designed to move and show motion has been gifted to the Oswego County Legislature and has been hung on the County Building in Fulton.
The 8’ by 12’ mural was the concept creation of artist Leslie Paice who organized the project and visual artist Angela Arrey-Wastavino who supplied the original artwork “Wings” through a juried competition.  “We are delighted to deliver this mural to the county,” Leslie Paice commented. “It is inspirational and uplifting and the metal exposure will capture the sunlight beautifully drawing the eye and making spirits soar. The art evokes feelings of freedom and joy, a perfect depiction of what the mural intends to convey.”
The mural concept was created five years ago when, as part of the tradition of community participation for public murals. Visitors to Harborfest’ Novelis Family Park were invited, to paint recycled aluminum squares as a portion of a larger painting. Pieces were then baked, strung on an aluminum frame and is finally installed.
Angela Arrey-Wastavino is a versatile multi-disciplinary artist and academician whose work has exhibited internationally in Europe and Latin America. She currently resides in Pennsylvania but was President of Onondaga Art Guild, and led Public Relations for Associated Artists of Central New York at the time. Her international life style and multiethnic background have inspired her creativity in the field of visual arts developing concepts with particular attention to details.
The path to completion of the mural, and especially finding someone to build the frame, encountered road blocks and setbacks until Stephen Beebe, a metal fabricator in Syracuse, was recruited to craft the aluminum frame. Beebe is also known for his work as sound and light engineer on many CNY Arts Center theatre productions.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication planned for Thursday, July 26th at 3:30 pm, at the south end of the County Building, Rte. 481 N, across from Mimi’s. For more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-2787.
Caption: "WIngs" by Angela Arrey-Wastavino has been recreated into an 8'x12' aluminum mural designed to show motion and move with the wind by CNY Arts Center Mural creator Leslie Paice. The "Art in the Wind" mural has been donated to the county and hangs on the south end of the County building on Rte. 481 N in Fulton. A ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public Thursday, July 26th at 3:30 pm.  For more information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-2787.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Interviewed by BARTOL FOUNDATION

ATTENDING A SYMPOSIUM

After recently attending a symposium at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, courtesy of Bartol Foundation's scholarship, they interviewed me. Here is the link.

https://bartol.org/teaching-opens-the-door-to-the-arts-interview-with-teaching-artist-angela-arrey-wastavino/




Artists' Humor: Just to Smile

SMILING MAKES YOUR LIFE BETTER!!! 

Having a sense of humor is imperative to enjoy life.



Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Little Bit More About Me

AA ART ATELIER IS MY SIGNATURE

Angela Arrey-Wastavino's Art Atelier intends to show an aspect of my life.


Being a visual artist is only one of the interests satisfying my existence. I also write fiction and poetry. Currently, I'm revisiting one influential feminist writer: Clarice Lispector. Her quote "Do you ever suddenly find it strange to be yourself?" is recurrent whenever I complete a piece of art, a poem, or any type of writing.