Alexis is a community organizer who uses urban agriculture and his multidisciplinary apporach to the arts to empower & heal community memebers. "I aim create agoras where we can focus on building social captial and alternative economies." His skill-sets range from graffiti/murals, to sculpting screen printing, body art, urban agriculture, landscape design, and constructing garden's & green spaces.
about me: visual creator, movement enthusiast, community builder
"A Brooklynite since birth, Franklyn “Frank” Mena’s work ethic and attention to detail have being key in the success of a number of organizations. Frank currently works as a teaching artist for the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, along with being the director of Community Affairs for Mastermind Connect, spearheading the Young Masterminds Initiative. Blessed with many knowledgeable mentors, Frank is now looking to use this knowledge to inspire and assist our youth and elderly bridge the gap between them, assisting in creating a better future for all."
"Joaquin is a superb motion graphics artist. He has been one of the driving forces behind a series of 30 pioneering digital literacy and citizenship videos that we have used with a network of 14,000 K-12 teachers in the US and internationally. These videos have met with great acclaim by kids and teachers alike. The bottom line is that Joaquin always transforms our crude ideas into stunning pieces -- gems that we could never have imagined beforehand. You would be lucky to work with Joaquin." - Shira Lee Katz Kids Category Manager, Netflix
As a Woman of Color, I appreciate these play spaces as tools; simulations for the reality I want to create in our communities. My desire is to make media that reflects our beauty, power and vulnerability, opening the hearts of all who witness it. I want my offerings to be medicine for the emotional hurts and painful misgivings we carry about ourselves, each other, and the world we share. I want to create characters and stories that serve as inspirational blueprint; possible how-to's for falling in love with ourselves and one another, rediscovering the wonder of our experience and having an amazing time doing so :)