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"Here and Beyond" with Angela Arrey-Wastavino

Arrey-Wastavino is La Casita’s 2012 Summer Visual Artist-in-Residence

Aug. 3, 2012, by Judy Holmes

Angela Arrey-Wastavino paints in the La Casita Cultural Center gallery
Angela Arrey-Wastavino paints in the La Casita Cultural Center gallery

Throughout the month of August, local Latina artist Angela Arrey-Wastavino will be working on a series of paintings focusing on women from around the world whose cultural environments have impacted them and shaped their identities. The project combines both visual arts and literature, as each piece will be accompanied by bilingual poems, written by the artist and others to complement the paintings.

Arrey-Wastavino was recently selected for La Casita Cultural Center's inaugural Summer Visual Arts Residency Program.  As part of the program, she will create and exhibit her art in La Casita’s art gallery. Additionally, the artist will offer two public workshops in August that will allow others to experience the creative process involved her work. The workshops will be held at La Casita, 109 Otisco St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Arrey-Wastavino has worked as an artist, writer, and educator. She is concerned with social issues, particularly tied to gender and ethnicity. She is president of Onondaga Art Guild and does public relations for Associated Artists of Central New York.

La Casita's Summer Arts Residency Program provides materials and workspace for local visual artists to create at least one public art project using the center’s gallery as both a studio and exhibition space. The program includes a professional honorarium for selected artists in recognition of their experience, knowledge, and work. 

About La Casita
La Casita is a vibrant cultural, artistic, and educational center supported by Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Chancellor.  The Center is committed to promoting and documenting the arts and culture of Central New York’s Latino/Latin American community through collaborative programming in the visual and expressive arts, education, and community activism.