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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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The Soul of Sweet Delight - New Art Pieces for Gallery - Azucarera NYC

work in progress - Sugar Cane - by marisol diaz for Azucarera this July

A professional liason and friend, Nova Gutierrez is in the process of fulfilling a life-long dream- opening her own gallery! As we are both educators, it's a hectic, precious and vital time for us. We're ending the academic school year, chaperoning proms, walking the yearly, but unique, recessionals that are our graduations. However, along with all of this we are celebrating and championing the opening of the gallery AZUCARERA.

Azucarera is an artist run gallery opening June 1, 2009, in the historic Sugar Hill neighborhood in Harlem, NYC. Exhibits at AZUCARERA will emphasize the creative work of new and emerging artists who identify as women of color, indigenous, LGBTQ/Two Spirit, working class, and/or feminist. AZUCARERA is a transnational, multigenerational space that recognizes and celebrates the artistic work that energizes and sustains our diverse communities.

This new gallery fulfills a mission to be more inclusive of those who have been most excluded in the art world vernacular. The show in which I am participating in is entitled The Soul of Sweet Delight inspired by a line in William Blake's Poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Here are some peeks into my works in progress:

In Progress Watercolor - Cherry by marisol diaz Watercolor in Progess Blueberry by marisol diaz

This gallery will prove to be a wonderful door and opportunity for women of color! Currently there is a CALL FOR ART WORK for this Soul of Sweet Delight exhibit with submissions due June 22th! There is still time! If you are interested in this gallery and can't make this show, stay tuned, there will be future call for entries!

Reader Comments (6)

where is the honey girl 1? that one was my favorite.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheadquincey

so this is what i saw you working on! beautiful ms. diaz, you're a star.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

Congratulations! Your paintings are so beautiful.

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Beautiful work!! I am so excited. Today it is official - I got my business certificate at the county clerk's office. I am looking forward to all the sweetness that will fill this space - starting with your amazing pieces....

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternova

Very pretty :)

you should post more!! all of them were really cute!!

AND I commented on your blog :)

May 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHadar

Mari, I love these new water colors, It's odd to me there is something about cherry's expression that reminds me of my sister and something about blueberry's that reminds me of you. They are lovely and I cant wait to see them and visit this new gallery, which is so close to both my work and home. It's good to hear about new opportunities for women of color and women in general.

June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTai

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