Arid Orozco. Arid Orozco is an emerging visual artist who’s vibrant and colorful works of art take inspiration from his home country of Venezuela. Originally from the small town of Farriar in the country’s north central region, Orozco’s love of family and his country’s rich history of tradition and culture are present in each piece he creates. Almost always showcasing the brilliant yellow, blue and red of his birth country’s flag, his work comes out of a passion and commitment to convey messages of hope, freedom and triumph.
A self-taught artist, Orozco moved to New York fifteen years ago with a culinary career path in mind. But it was when he was asked to develop a business plan to open a restaurant that life took a decidedly different turn. Instead of writing out his plan, he drew it. And from that point on, he knew that he was born to create.
Whether conveying his personal message of freedom through his use of birds, or the hope for a peaceful future in his homeland, Orozco’s style is ever-evolving and will continue to represent the hopes and dreams of the everyday people and places that touch his heart and soul.
Arid Orozco has been featured in several online publications including eldiariony.com, VidaLatina, VoicesofNY, globovision and on CNN Espanol. His works have been included in exhibitions at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and an auction for The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts. / http://www.facebook.com/arid.orozco
Miriam Rodriguez. Miriam Rodriguez is a Brooklyn native. She previously spent a good part of her life in the business world until she participated in her first painting class 2015. Since then she never went back. She immediately sought after an education in the arts and recently graduated with a degree in the Fine Arts from Laguardia Community College in Queens, with future plans to further her Fine Arts education at Queens College. Miriam is currently working as an art assistant teacher at the Eckford Street Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and at the same time pursuing her Master in Teacher Education with the hopes of becoming a teaching artist. She is an emerging artist, working primarily with oils and acrylics and with a love for creating portraits and landscapes. Miriam loves the challenge that creating original art brings, and when she is ready to put pencil to paper or brush to canvas she cannot help but work with an urgency and fever that probably comes from being a New Yorker. Art and art history has forever changed her and she looks forward to the future of her new career and life as an artist.
Andley Tyson. My name is Andley Tyson. I was born and rasied in Jamaica and then migrated to Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America. I attend Laguardia Community College where I am majoring in Fine Arts. I intend to graduate June 2017 and achieve my Associates degree in Fine Arts. I am also open for commissions and my works can be found on www.instagram.com/tyson.meraki