Last Sunday, the West Harlem Art Fund had two gallery talks with sisters Iliana and Scherezade Garcia at Governors Island. We had a good crowd for both talks. This pictures show Iliana giving her talk to friends and guests. Her photo installation Homeland deals with bridging her native home to her chosen home in New York City. A favorite installation by children, Iliana warmly discusses how she developed each shot that look aerial and how she used the beaches in her native home, the Dominican Republic to tell her story and her sometimes torn allegiances.
Sylvia is our neighbor from next store. She belongs to the curators at Empire Art which is a great exhibition on vintage fashion and hats. She is so accustomed to us now that she comes over by herself and will sleep on our porch or crawl in the lap of one of the artists. Isn’t she lovely.