Saturday, August 20
Join us for our Artists in the Garden series, Insider Outsider: New Voices in the Art World moderated by installation artist and curator MAGO. This series of conversations in the LongHouse gardens features underrepresented artists whose work will inspire, challenge, and intrigue you. We invite you to make your circle of art and culture bigger and join this creative dialogue.
Arta is a Brooklyn based figurative artist whose work reveals the true essence of her subjects. Now in the process of transitioning, Arta uncovers even deeper layers of herself and her art through themes of self-identification and gender presentation. “I am currently using art as a way to work through my transition and uncover my truth.”
After graduating with numerous awards from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in 2012, she was awarded a year-long residency at the Arts Quest’s Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA, where she held a private studio. Cabrera then moved to New York City in 2014, where she worked for the renowned Jeff Koons Studios for two years.
Arta is a member of both the Salmagundi Club and the Art Students League of New York. She has been taught by many artists including Alyssa Monks, Max Ginsburg, Alonsa Guevara and Michelle Doll.
With many faces of creativity, MAGO, Enrique J. Martinez, envisions the unimaginable. As an internationally acclaimed installation artist and has successfully brought projects to life in art exhibitions, television, studio management, marketing, and content development. His span of expertise ranges and evolves into new domains, allowing him to communicate to a wide scope of individual and group audiences.
A co-founder of AccessHamptons.com, he produces lively content that showcases the art, culture, and entertainment of the east end and beyond. MAGO writes a monthly column for Social Life Magazine highlighting the Hamptons art scene. He also shares his knowledge on both new and established talents in the arts, fashion, and music industries in Vestalmag.com, a bi-annual digital and print fashion magazine.
MAGO also takes pride in working with noble organizations such as LatinoX (Votar es Poder), The RETREAT (All Against Abuse Campaign), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Project Enterprise. He has served as co-chair of HRC’s auction committee for its annual gala.
We look forward to this conversation that will explore creativity and authenticity through the life of a LGBTQ+ artist who chooses to live her truth and in the process inspires others.
Insider Outsider: New Voices in the Art World is made possible through the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts.