As workspaces have shifted from offices to Zoom calls and online meetings, home decor has become an increased point of focus in our professional lives. With this in mind, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning will host “JCAL Art & Design,” a one-hour online interior design workshop on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7pm.
In addition to providing consultation on designing your makeshift office, this workshop will provide exclusive access to the original art that helps do so. An online art fair, composed of work by 16 Queens artists will launch, with private access to members of the workshop for 24 hours.
JCAL Art & Design will be led by the team at BellaFynn Design Studio. The workshop will be interactive, with the designers offering advice that is specific to your space and taste via Q&A.
In an effort to bridge the gap between artists and those looking to design their space, each attendee will receive a link at the end of the session, with original art created by the community’s talent.
The interior designers specialize in Homestaging and Virtual Consultation with a mission to create functional, approachable and exciting design that is a reflection of who you are now and who you want to be.
A special thanks to the organizers:
Kecia Chin is Executive Assistant/Special Project Manager at VP Records and spouse to Queens business owner Vincent “Randy” Chin, Jr.. Kecia Chin & VP Records has entertained Queens children for almost a decade, as she is part of the team responsible for the ”Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival “Kids Zone”. This annual Queens event has the unique distinction of being “New York's (Queens) Biggest Caribbean Food & Music Festival” delivering an enjoyable experience of the highest quality…”. As a mother of three, she loves to cook and be amongst family. She is an advocate for education, physical health and well-being, and proponent for paying it forward to our youngest generation. Kecia is also an International Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (20 yrs.), a certified Yoga Teacher (7yrs.), her practice is in Ashtanga, hot yoga, Hatha yoga 12+yrs. Currently, she is resident Yoga Teacher at JCAL (2 years). She maintains a yoga private practice for children/adults with scoliosis and practicing yoga groups on Long Island and neighboring boroughs.
Dawn Cotter-Jenkins (Secretary) is an adopted daughter of Queens since 1995. She is licensed by New State Office of Professions and serves on the New York State Education Department, Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She has worked as a speech and communications adjunct lecturer at Queensborough Community College, York College, Bronx Community College and Lehman College. She is currently a full-time Clinical Supervisor in the Communications Sciences and Disorders department at Adelphi University. In her private practice, World Class Speech Services, Dawn improved speech and communication skills for people of all ages. Her clients ranged from children with delayed speech development to professionals in corporate America in the areas of professional voice use, public speaking and accent modification.
Jonathan White (Treasurer) is a licensed New York City tour guide and founder of Queens 360 Tours, which focuses on custom and virtual tours of Queens. He also works with The Wall Street Experience, one of the City’s top-rated guided tour companies. Jonathan is a former Managing Director of Public Finance at the financial services firm now known as Siebert Williams Shank & Co., and also served as the Deputy Comptroller for Public Finance for the City of New York. from 1994 to 2002. He is a member of the Board of Trustee or Advisory Councils of a number of cultural and economic development organizations in Queens. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. White did post-graduate work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and at Long Island University.