María José’s life changed in 2009 on a beach in her native Puerto Rico, where a friend gave her a used Celtic harp. She began writing hypnotic, haunting songs for harp and voice that incorporate her eclectic musical interests.
María José’s songs grow out of an intuitive process of deep listening and the condition of being fully human in a confusing world. Her lyrics speak of paradoxes: mystery and certainty; doubt and faith; love and solitude; sorrow and connection; exile and feeling at home. Her music is informed by the images and rhythms of the natural world in all its vastness.
Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now living in Berkeley California, Diana Gameros creates authentic music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Latin singer/songwriter Diana Gameros has received much acclaim for her wide range of styles that seem to break down barriers constructed by isolating genres.
Altogether Backwards (piece of work) is an installation and performance piece by Suzanne Renee. Figural works on paper with chalks and threads meet meditations on movement and revolution. It is a humble nod to Virginia Woolf and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, suffragists then and now.Yellows and greys and hands and limbs, pattern and repetition. Maybe some questions about what we have done with our heads. Failing and falling apart and stitching ourselves back together; For the greats and the super-greats, a piece of work.For we are all a work in progress. Has weight. Takes up space. Dance with me.