Encounters: Meet the artists—Marcy Chevali & Seema Shakti ​on April 17

In a year defined by great turmoil and deep sorrow, when all forms of symbolic and actual distance, division, and isolation overwhelmed our daily lives and our world, how did we make space for meaningful creativity, connection, and collaboration? 
 
Encounters, presented at the at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) until May 15, features fourteen women from the South Asian diaspora who came together across geographical, cultural, political, and religious boundaries. Working as “artist pairs” and grounded in an ethos of friendship, creative partnership, and community-building, their artworks illuminate shared bonds and histories, reveal personal and political narratives that may have been otherwise unknown or invisible, signal an economy of care, and envision a equitable future in which women thrive. 

Meet featured artists Marcy Chevali and Seema Shakti ​on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from noon to 3:00 pm. RSVP with JCAL here.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is additionally part of JCAL’s two-year pilot project, Building Equity for BIIPOC (Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists, funded by New York Community Trust.