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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Holy Mother, Holy Child

Holy Mother, Holy Child by Tanya Torres
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 60" x 36", 2016.

This painting is for an exhibition organized by one group that I am part of, PRIDA (Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts), which will take place in a Catholic institution, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, here in my neighborhood. I always wanted to paint the Virgin and Child, so I decided to go big!

I used techniques both from my oil painting and from my tile painting, since acrylic is somewhat between the two. This was a very different painting last month, an abstract that wasn't going anywhere... As soon as I drew this images, the painting began to flow. I call it a little miracle!

I have been painting, collaborating with other artists, and planning the Mary Magdalene Celebration for July 22, 2016. But this painting couldn't wait, so I stopped everything to do it.

Now back to the rest (but without rest)!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This Saturday: Magdala: Stories from the Net and the Sea

When I met Xio Evans and Marni Rice, I recognized these members of my tribe! They do wonderful work, teaching a group of girls every Saturday at a Bronx library, for free. This Saturday, they will be performing Magdala: Stories from the Net and the Sea.

They invited me to exhibit at their performance at La Maison d'Art in Harlem. I will be showing the painting Mary Magdalene of the Roses and Mary Magdalene of the Bees, and can't wait to see their performance. Join us! 

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A Magdalene Medallion

Poet, Artist and Beloved Friend, Yarisa Colón, wearing her Magdalene Medallion. Photo by Josué Guarionex.