So What’s Her Story? In Celebration of Women’s History Month

Our featured twelve (12) artists will tell the story of the defiant woman; the woman who hustled to sell her art in the street when galleries wouldn’t accept her, the woman who worked full-time by day and who created by night, the woman who despite the odds of her acceptance for her sexual orientation she built a confidence to tell her story through her medium and for the woman who felt she wasn’t good enough and yet made a lifestyle doing what she loves. We’re celebrating the strength, the courage, the fight, the visual story-teller. Through these challenging times we’re creating a platform to inspire others, from all communities, through our artists’ stories on how they became who they are today. How they overcame and continue to face their struggles. Their artwork is a representation of their visual journey through life.

This is a FREE event thanks to our sponsors, especially El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS109! However DONATIONS are being collected (no DONATION is too small) and Donors will be granted automatic admittance if we’re at full capacity. Please secure your spot through Eventbrite.

Opening Reception: Thursday March 16, 2017 6pm-10pm (Live Interactive Exhibit)
Exhibition Viewing Hours: March 17th through 24, 2pm-6pm
Location: El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, 215 East 99 Street, New York, NY 10029
*Can take the Q Uptown Bound to 96th Street & 2nd Avenue that leaves you just a couple of blocks away

Our feature artists in their respective mediums are:
papel picado & painter Karina Puente (who will be doing a flash install 24 hours prior to opening night), found materials & multi media Yazmeen Collazo, illustrator Claudia P. Marulanda, photographer & documentarian Alexandra Henry, muralist & designer Sam Kirk, gamer & oil painter Deanna Maffeo, our young adult comic book illustrator CSamCreate, knit bomber & designer Julia Rio, mixed media & sculptor Giannina Gutierrez, songwriter & singer Ellen O’Brien, young entrepreneur & pastry chef Celly Cakes, and our music curator + performing artist Ashley T.

Music, food, drinks, original artworks & prints for sale along with silent auctions will be available for our guests to enjoy during our opening reception.

All ages welcomed, 21 with proper ID to drink.

The event is FREE but please RSVP to maintain capacity within the venue.

DONATIONS made at Escape Artists Collective events are dedicated to:

  • * Further expanding this production to allow other artists to exhibit their self expression while promoting the arts at our upcoming events
  • * Collaborating with Beauty for Freedom’s mission for an innovative, sustainable platform providing the industries of Beauty, Entertainment and Fashion with a means to raise awareness, accountability, and financial contributions for charitable foundations and non-profits who fight human trafficking globally through public campaigns, workshops, and fundraising events. For more information please visit https://beautyforfreedom.org

EL BARRIO ARTSPACE PS109                                                                                           

El Barrio is located in East Harlem at 213 E. 99th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.











When: Thu., March 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our featured twelve (12) artists will tell the story of the defiant woman; the woman who hustled to sell her art in the street when galleries wouldn’t accept her, the woman who worked full-time by day and who created by night, the woman who despite the odds of her acceptance for her sexual orientation she built a confidence to tell her story through her medium and for the woman who felt she wasn’t good enough and yet made a lifestyle doing what she loves. We’re celebrating the strength, the courage, the fight, the visual story-teller. Through these challenging times we’re creating a platform to inspire others, from all communities, through our artists’ stories on how they became who they are today. How they overcame and continue to face their struggles. Their artwork is a representation of their visual journey through life.

This is a FREE event thanks to our sponsors, especially El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS109! However DONATIONS are being collected (no DONATION is too small) and Donors will be granted automatic admittance if we’re at full capacity. Please secure your spot through Eventbrite.

Opening Reception: Thursday March 16, 2017 6pm-10pm (Live Interactive Exhibit)
Exhibition Viewing Hours: March 17th through 24, 2pm-6pm
Location: El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, 215 East 99 Street, New York, NY 10029
*Can take the Q Uptown Bound to 96th Street & 2nd Avenue that leaves you just a couple of blocks away

Our feature artists in their respective mediums are:
papel picado & painter Karina Puente (who will be doing a flash install 24 hours prior to opening night), found materials & multi media Yazmeen Collazo, illustrator Claudia P. Marulanda, photographer & documentarian Alexandra Henry, muralist & designer Sam Kirk, gamer & oil painter Deanna Maffeo, our young adult comic book illustrator CSamCreate, knit bomber & designer Julia Rio, mixed media & sculptor Giannina Gutierrez, songwriter & singer Ellen O’Brien, young entrepreneur & pastry chef Celly Cakes, and our music curator + performing artist Ashley T.

Music, food, drinks, original artworks & prints for sale along with silent auctions will be available for our guests to enjoy during our opening reception.

All ages welcomed, 21 with proper ID to drink.

The event is FREE but please RSVP to maintain capacity within the venue.

DONATIONS made at Escape Artists Collective events are dedicated to:

  • * Further expanding this production to allow other artists to exhibit their self expression while promoting the arts at our upcoming events
  • * Collaborating with Beauty for Freedom’s mission for an innovative, sustainable platform providing the industries of Beauty, Entertainment and Fashion with a means to raise awareness, accountability, and financial contributions for charitable foundations and non-profits who fight human trafficking globally through public campaigns, workshops, and fundraising events. For more information please visit https://beautyforfreedom.org

EL BARRIO ARTSPACE PS109                                                                                           

El Barrio is located in East Harlem at 213 E. 99th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.