|Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful|
Laura James has been working as a professional artist and illustrator for more than 20 years. In addition to painting sacred images from various religions, she portrays women, families, and scenes of everyday life, blending intricate patterns, text, vibrant colors, and sometimes surreal imagery into what she calls “art for the people.” Laura is best known for her illustrations in The Book of the Gospels lectionary, published in 2000. An award-winning edition of the four gospels, it includes 34 paintings rendered in the Ethiopian Christian Art style, which over the years Ms. James has made her own.
Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful understands identity as a process always in flux. He approaches the concepts of home and belonging to the U.S. American context from the perspective of a Lebanese-Dominican who was recently baptized as a Bronxite--a citizen of the Bronx. He holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where he studied with Coco Fusco, and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has curated exhibitions and programs and performs internationally.
|Bridgett Kelso Anthony|