What a Year! and Thank You!

Naomi Ayala and Elizabeth Bruce viewing the works in the gallery.

What a year! 2019 has been a very exciting and productive year for my art work, highlighted by the success of my latest exhibit at the Nonprofit Village, Finding Meaning in Earth and Spirit. On September 29th, I welcomed a house full of new and old friends to the collection’s grand opening. After an introduction by Jose Carlos Merino, CEO of Creativo Inc. and the mastermind behind the successful promotion of the event, Kim Jones, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Village, shared a few words about the Village’s mission and why it welcomed my collection to be featured in its new Incubation Center.

Kim Jones speakingto the attendees at the reception.

The afternoon also included two raffles of my artwork and Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez’s performances of several poems from her book, Coconut and Curls. You can learn more about her at http://www.sincerelytatiana.com/. Before inviting guests to explore the collection, I spoke about my influences and how art has always been a part of my life. The collection was well received that day, and since then, has continued to receive praise and inquiries from the Nonprofit Village’s guests and tenants alike.

Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez reading from her latest work.

I want to especially thank all those who helped bring the art exhibit to life: Jose Carlos Merino and Patrice Ford for helping organize the show; Lisa Valerie Chbarat, Rafael Villalba, Diego Feliciano, and Sophia Chbarat for their support during the show; and Oscar Carranza for his great photography.

So, what’s next? By popular demand, the Finding Meaning in Earth and Spirit exhibit at the Nonprofit Village has been extended! From now through December 31, 2019, you are welcome to explore the exhibit and in the spirit of the holiday season, I pleased to announce that 10% of every art purchase will be donated to the Nonprofit Village community.

Another great milestone for my work has been the Latin American Fine Art Competition’s recent selection of two of my digital paintings, Water Jar and Tainos in the Universe, to be shown at the Agora Gallery in New York City in December!  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm. The Agora Gallery is located at 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY.

Also during the month of December, I have been invited to show my work at the 1199SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project Gallery in New York.

As the year comes quickly to a close, I’d also like to thank all those who have and continue to support the arts. If you cannot make it to the Nonprofit Village to see the exhibit in person, please visit https://www.rixturey.com/ to see my portfolio. Thank you once again for your wonderful and greatly appreciated support.


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