September 21, 2020, 6pm
Artists Talk on Art
Guests: Danny Ramon Peralta and Tau Battice
Moderator: Barry Kostrinsky
Bill Aguado and Charles Biasiny-Rivera in conversation Current En Foco Executive Director Bill Aguado and Founding Director Charles Biasiny-Rivera sat down to discuss the history of En Foco, Nueva Luz, and starting a photography nonprofit in the 1970s Recorded at the SUNY New Paltz Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, 2pm
Newburgh Community Photo Project Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by Roger Richardson and alumni of the Newburgh Community Photo Project on the participating artists in Dos Mundos
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, 2pm
Virtual Tours of Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives with Curators Stephanie Lindquist and Juanita Lanzo
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, time TBD
A Dialogue on Environmental Racism
Join students from the SUNY New Paltz Museo Escolar club and exhibition photographer Danny Peralta for a dialogue and information session on environmental issues in the Caribbean and Latin America and how they affect Indigenous peoples.
Co-presented with the SUNY New Paltz Museo Escolar Student Organization
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, 2pm
Artists’ Talk: Family Narratives/ Identity Construction/Social Themes through Metaphor with Erika Morillo, Antonio Pulgarin, and Aaron Turner
Moderated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie Lindquist
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, 2pm
Artists’ Talk Bearing Witness/Local Communities: Anthony Hamboussi, Yu-Chen Chiu, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Portal to Somewhere Else with Erika Morillo
Feb 18, 2021, 6:30pm
Virtual Artist Talk and Q&A
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Erika Morillo is a freelance artist and educator based in New York City. She studied clinical psychology and sociology, which influenced her to photograph as a way to understand her family dynamics and the social environment she inhabits.
Her work focuses on the issues of family, the finding of identity, and exploring the photobook as an art object. Morillo’s work is currently featured in Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives, a photography exhibit organized by En Foco, a non-profit that supports contemporary photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage now showing at the Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia.
A Conversation between Alberto Rey and Bill Aguado
4:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021
Virtual Talk and Q&A
Distinguished SUNY Fredonia Professor Alberto Rey and Bill Aguado, Executive Director of Bronx-based En Foco Inc, discuss the traveling Dos Mundos photography exhibit, its conceptual journey and the critical role En Foco plays in supporting communities of color by providing opportunities for artists and enhancing the visibility of marginalized groups.
Aguado will also talk about En Foco’s fellowship initiative. Now in its fifth year, the fellowship has been awarded to a total of 45 artists and produced the group exhibition, Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives, currently showing in the Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia.