Idea Creation

2017

Expressions of Frida is a six-week-long art program that focuses on educating Latinx youth in Essex County, New Jersey about Latinx (the X represents gender inclusivity) artists from the past and present to expose them to the beauty of their history and culture along with teaching them about the important connection between art and activism. This program will be exclusively for Latinx youth to provide them a space to express themselves. Most often, the art taught to children in school is from well-known European artists, which leads to a lack of representation in the classroom. Representation is pivotal for Latinx children as the Latinx community is significantly underrepresented and misrepresented in the mainstream media.