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Two socially distanced Visual Arts events coming to JCAL!


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is thrilled to announce two impactful visual arts events that will grace our galleries soon. From October 29 - December 15, 2020, A Way of Learning From Everything will be on view by appointment at JCAL's Miller Gallery. The exhibition will showcase the works that the two ARTWorks Residency Fellows, Cody Ann Herrmann, and Patrice Robinson, have produced over the past year during their residency. The two artists will also take part in an online artist talk November 18, 7PM. (RSVP here)

From November 6th to December 12th, JCAL's Community Gallery will feature Portraits of Latino Immigrants: A Solo Exhibition by Jessica Alazraki. The exhibition offers glimpses into the everyday lives of Latinx families in the US with its combination of bright patterns and colors and muted expressions; it is a reminder of a common humanity that we share even in politically heated and divisive times. Jessica Alazraki will speak in an artist talk that will both be streamed on Youtube and feature a limited in-person audience. (RSVP here)


A Way of Learning From Everything October 29 - December 15


Patrice Robinson is best known for her intense, realistic portrait paintings created by using oil on wood panels. She gains inspiration from her personal experiences. The themes that interest Patrice are duality and the idea that what can be revealed in the light can also be revealed in the dark. Cody Ann Herrmann is a New York City based artist and community organizer with an interest in participatory design methods, public space, and urban resilience. Through multidisciplinary arts, community engagement exercises, and grassroots organizing she applies an iterative, human centered approach to environmental problem solving.


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Portraits of Latino Immigrants

November 6 - December 12th



Jessica Alazraki was born and raised in Mexico City and has been based in NYC since 1998. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Universidad Anáhuac, a Diploma in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, a Certificate in Drawing & Painting from The New York Academy of Art.

She has exhibited her work in the US in three solo exhibitions and over 40 group shows in both the US and Mexico. She recently completed the Trestle Art Space Residency and took part in the 2019 ARTWorks fellowship at the JCAL. In 2019 she was accepted into the Creative Capital N.Y.C. “El taller program,” in collaboration with Hemispheric Institute.

This exhibition is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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