Hope is a digital painting created during the Covid-19 pandemic which focuses on the hope and expectations our community has during this difficult time. Hope to spend time with their family members and friends playing, dancing, talking, and doing fun activities together again. Rosanna Soriano
“Meadowlark of 2020”
Acrylic on canvas
12” X 12”
Running here, going there. Now, no more.
Locked within, and crying out,
Blue skies, flora, family, friends,
Are we lost?
Ida Owens "Urban Trees Bear Strange But Familiar Fruit" This piece explores the modern-day lynching of African Americans. I make reference to Trayvon Martin while speaking to the many brutal, violent, senseless, and racially motivated killings that have taken place historically over time and continue to occur today. it gives nod to the song "Strange Fruit" , recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. As a protest song, comparing victims to the fruit of trees, it came to symbolize the practice of lynching in America's South. The richness of oil paint sticks and acrylic paint on canvas were my mediums of Inspiration.
I am from the tribe of teachers
I am not perfect
I am not a perfect teacher but....
I give of myself in more ways than you could imagine
as does my colleagues.
I am a teacher
I stand tall and proud with my brothers and sisters of the tribe of teachers.
I teach because I can.
I teach because I care.
I teach because that is the choice I have made in my life.
'm proud to be a teacher.
Can you find it in your heart to see the worth of teachers all
especially in America?
Forms are reaching,bursting, radiating. A snow bird from NYC, rather than having to quarantine myself I chose to remain in Sarasota .
This artwork shows my life as an art teacher in NYC during the Corona virus pandemic, when the only sounds of the city were sounds of ambulances. The whole wold happens inside a cold metal laptop, where 100 individual, colorful souls ask for help. From the student who lost his father and now has nothing to eat, to those scared. So many souls day after day, Meanwhile the world outside the computer, including myself, turns into a fog, a memory, a ghost.
Ali Irizarry, "Virtual Souls"
I was home from work on "Safety Leave" starting from late March until late June. I didn't shave. Thus the first image. I eventually decided four and a half months was enough. Thus the other two pictures of my facial transition.
The third is my homage to Dali. I had the pleasure of a brief encounter with the master years ago when I was a bicycle messenger in Manhattan. A memorable experience it was. Tim Brennan
"The Brooklyn Bridge Protester"
Although I was afraid of possibly getting Covid, I could not stand by without voicing my outrage after George Floyd's murder, While marching in a crowd over the Brooklyn Bridge, a young man stood out above those around him with a provocative sign, mask and wearing Colin Kaepernick's number. To emphasize his message, I printed the background of the bridge with the American flag and a second slightly larger print of the young man and cut him out and mounted him on foam to elevate him from the crowd.
Three colleges titled "Existing in 2020" by Wendy Werner