Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund Recipient
Marienne Thomas, artistically known as Yen, is a Visual artist/portraitist and the Director of Youth Programs at Bailey’s Cafe. I have been establishing myself an artist for the past 3 years and looking to develop more meaningful artwork that impacts our community and create conservations.
As Quiet As It’s Kept: the Story Continues–The Portrait Project
AQAIK: The Story Continues-The Portrait Project will focus on the residents of Jackie Robinson/Fulton Housing complex and Brevoort Public Houses to bring visibility, both through word and image, to people who are often treated as if they were invisible. This next iteration of AQAIK comes out of a larger community-based movement to offer an alternative to the violence that continues to erupt in the neighborhood. Through this project and others we aim to bring positive, life affirming activities to those who may not feel that they are normally included.
Create & Connect Fund Applicant: Marienne Thomas