Brooklyn artist Delainy Faña, “La Bruja” announces workshop series and fundraising campaign.
Brooklyn artist Delainy Faña, “La Bruja” combines a workshop series “The Divine Femme” and a fundraising campaign for Black Village Arts in a new art initiative, Arts Forever. The workshops, which will include creating artwork inspired by Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, and Kenojuak Ashevak, will be held on March 13 and 19 at Mayday Space in Brooklyn, NY.
La Bruja is creating a space where representation and creativity matters. She has teamed up with En Route, a New York based and woman of color owned accessories brand, to create a free two day workshop in honor of Women’s History Month. “The Divine Femme” workshop series will focus on the importance of visibility and exploring your creative mind, while highlighting famous women artists and their importance in art history.
With these workshops, La Bruja reminds us that despite the constant “hustle and bustle” mindset of New York, taking time to rest and express yourself creatively is key. “Staying grounded and diving into your creative mind is just as important as getting things done,” she explains. The fundraising campaign will support Black Village Arts, an NYC based collective servicing Black and Brown youth in underserved communities.
Through this art initiative, La Bruja hopes to bring awareness to the lack of access to arts education for Black and Brown youth and the lack of adequate representation within art history. A 2019 Williams College study surveying the collections of 18 major US museums found that just 1.2% of the works were created by Black artists, with 85% of the artists being white and 87% being men. La Bruja actively works at creating art and creating spaces in order to become the representation that is lacking in the art world, while encouraging others to do the same.