Presented in partnership with Project ART
Anything can be made exciting if you add just a bit of color- and a lot of yarn! Join ProjectART artist Sonia Báez Hernández for a very fun and very colorful and fuzzy art activity.
About Sonia Báez Hernández:
Sonia Báez Hernández Is a contemporary Afro-Caribbean artist, curator, and educator. She employs an interdisciplinary multidisciplinary methodology in her artistic practices. Her artwork promotes a dialogue about police brutality, immigration, violence against women, climate justice, breast cancer, health disparity, biomedicine, and human rights. She values the role of the arts in healing and as agent of change. Báez-Hernández’ body of work includes abstract painting, drawing, fiber, printmaking, installation, performance, documentary, and poetry. She has exhibited and performed at the national and international levels. She holds an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.A. in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Puerto Rico. Báez-Hernández has worked in community-based projects in Chicago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Lexington, Kentucky; and Miami and Homestead, Florida. She has facilitated art projects and performance in order for the students to experiment with different artistic expressions. As an educator, I envision that the students understand their life, society and the world using critical thinking and art research in their art projects.