Meet Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, a Jamaica-based Renaissance woman who is author of the poetry collection Karma’s Footsteps, a performer, York College educator, and the recipient of a Queens Council on the Arts grant for her research on herbalists of the African Diaspora. So, tell us what you are currently working on? I am currently working […]

Emerging local photographer Lizabeth Nieves announces her first solo exhibition, featuring telling portraits of Queens locals – with a clever twist. On Friday, February 4th starting at 9pm, Astoria’s Hell Gate Social will host the opening of “Likeness: A Question of Perception.” Nieves’ debut exhibition toys with the concept of portraiture and the way we see ourselves and each other. It operates […]