Plainfield artist aims for Panama Residency

wow a fellow artist from my hometown of Plainfield NJ wants to go to Panama to improve her artistry!!!! This is great, what a small world

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In reporting on her Drake House Exhibition this past February, I wrote about Plainfield artist Indira Bailey’s travels to Morocco, South Africa, and Japan, and her intention to learn in Panama this summer. The 2012 NJ Teacher of the Year finalist has now launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her Panamanian residency. You can contribute here.

Bailey would use her time in Panana to broaden her knowledge of Afro-Latino art, style, and culture and further strengthen her familiarity with non-traditional art methodologies and customs. This residency would produce a documentary and an art exhibit. Bailey’s many students – largely African-American, Latino, West Indian, and African – would benefit, as well.
Directly from the kickstarter page, here are Indira Bailey’s intentions, in her own words.

I will learn and explore the Afro-Latin Congo and Kuna Indian Artwork, Culture & History in Panama.

The Art Teacher

Indira Bailey is…

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