WCAPS ART FORUM

WCAPS Art Forum Curator

Hannah Traore

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Hannah Traore is a recent graduate of Skidmore College where she received a Magna Cum Laude in Art History with a minor in Studio Art & Honors Forum. She recently was curator of "Africa Pop Studio" at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore, and is Founder and Director of Arts Day at the YMCA, Saratoga Springs, New York.     

"Freedom" by Zenos Frudakis, in Philadelphia

"Freedom" by Zenos Frudakis, located in Philadelphia

"Make Change" Anoushaka Shankar, India

Based on Taja Lindley's solo healing performance ritual that debuted at La Mama's SQUIRTS in 2015, "This Ain't A Eulogy" is drawing parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. People in the African Diaspora have a long history of repurposing, remixing, and transforming oppressive systems into valuable cultural practices. 

Interview with Taja Lindley

 

Art from Joanne Michelle Ocampo,  WCAPS Youth Ambassador

A limited number of prints are available from Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo's art below. Prices vary according to size, print and other materials. Proceeds go to WCAPS and other non-governmental organizations supporting work in health, security, and promoting diversity. Contact wcaps@wcapsnet.org for more information.

Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo discusses the significance of her piece "Loss" and some of the inspiration behind her work.

  BEAUTIFUL  "Beauty is when you combine elements within you with what's around you." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

BEAUTIFUL "Beauty is when you combine elements within you with what's around you." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

  TREASURE  "Don't forget to look inwards for that's where you keep your gold." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

TREASURE "Don't forget to look inwards for that's where you keep your gold." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

  LOSS.  "Lift up those drowning in the tears of war and conflict." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

LOSS. "Lift up those drowning in the tears of war and conflict." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

  STRENGTH  "Turn heavy burdens into milestones of success." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

STRENGTH "Turn heavy burdens into milestones of success." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

  REACH.  "Life is about the legacy you leave behind, so reach out a hand when you can." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.

REACH. "Life is about the legacy you leave behind, so reach out a hand when you can." Acrylic on canvas. Joanne Michelle Fernandez Ocampo, 2017.