Mentoring Program participant presented last Saturday at Flux Factory in Queens. The event was part of the Self Storage NYC exhibition project and in collaboration with former MET Medialab Marco Castro Cosio and Queens Museum, New New Yorkers Program.
Book reading: Maria Canela‘s book focuses on the stories of Latino women and immigrants in America who were survivors of domestic violence. During these four months, she planned to finalize the final draft of her first book, design a cover, have a crowd-funded campaign and self-published it in Spanish.
Video screening: Dominic Wong’s short film is called “My Tai Chi Story”. In 2014, Dominic took a Tai Chi class in Hong Kong. He then returned to the U.S. and continued to practice it in a neighborhood park in Queens.
Dominic Wong and Maria Canela were part of The Mentoring Program workshop, a four month long New New Yorkers Program at Queens Museum that was held during the Spring and Summer of 2017. The Mentoring Program consisted of two artists mentors along with five mentees living in the Queens Borough, ages range from 30 to 80 years old. The form of the meetings between mentors and mentees included home visits, museums tour, artist studios visits or meetings over lunch breaks at cafe and parks.