BOARD MEMBERS

Jose Garza, Junior Manon, Kathleen Sowle, Patrick Targét


VOLUNTEERS


Originally from San Diego, Rosanna Bump received her B.A. from UCLA in Fine Arts.. She has also volunteered with Voz Alta gallery, and AjA projects in San Diego. She moved to New York in 2010 to attend graduate school at NYU where she received her M.A. in art education. She is currently teaching art at a high school in the South Bronx. Rosanna has participated in many exhibitions including Women for Change “Perceptions” March 2005, Undergraduate Senior Exhibition April 2005, .Aubergine “Natural Change” November 2006, VAMP “Scared Shitless” October 2009, and Twenty2 in Venice, Italy, July 2010. She has volunteered at Art for Change since October 2010 and leads the exhibitions committee.

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Clare Kambhu has been volunteering with Art for Change since 2010 as part of the exhibition committee. She collaborates with art for change volunteers to curate and install quarterly exhibitions. She often helps design for AFC fliers and visual materials. Clare currently works as an art teacher in a new public high school. She has a BFA in studio art and a MA in art education from New York University. Her interest in the use of art as a tool for social justice inspires her work as an educator, volunteer, and artist.

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Allyza Lustig started volunteering with the Art for Change exhibition committee in January 2012 and has recently branched out to work on the gallery website. She enjoys working in the close-knit AFC community and is looking forward to continued involvement. Allyza holds B.A. in Environmental Policy from Barnard College and currently works at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. She enjoys painting (mostly in oil and acrylic), hiking, and people- watching. Check out her work at allyzalustig.wordpress.com.

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Junior Manon is a founding Member of Art for Change. Born in the Dominican Republic, Junior holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (Cum Laude) from CUNY Lehman College. In 2009, he became a fellow of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, which combines regional studies at the University of Hawaii with fieldwork in Asia. Junior has over ten years of experience in youth development, managing educational programs for at-risk and disconnected adolescents throughout New York City. Currently, Junior is enrolled at NYU Wagner pursuing a MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy.

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Kathleen Sowle, an architect and educator living in East Harlem, has been a volunteer with Art for Change since 2008. As a member of AfC’s Children’s Arts Workshop Committee, Kathleen coordinates our AB2E Kids workshops (Art Belongs to Everyone), which happen on the First Saturday of the month. 

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Patrick Targét, a native New Yorker with roots in les Caraïbes, holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from DeSales University and a certificate from The American University of Rome in Philosophy. Patrick joined AfC as a volunteer in 2011 during the Hacia Afuera arts festival and soon afterward took on a leadership role as co-curator as part of the exhibition’s committee. In 2012, Patrick joined the Board of Directors. Much of Patrick’s professional life involves work driven by civic engagement and social justice issues, leading projects in Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Peru, Italy, South Africa and Haiti. Patrick currently works for the Mayor’s Office at NYC Service.

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Jeremy Vernon, a Southern California native, began volunteering in early 2012 with Art For Change upon his relocation to an apartment above the AFC Harlem Gallery space. An artist whose dreams and passions were to always reach out to youth through his talent, this seemed nothing short of an opportunity for him to share his artistry and devote his time to the betterment of his new community. Jeremy’s educational background encompasses working alongside established artists in the Corona California Art Center and majoring in Illustration at the Academy of Art University San Francisco which he seeks to supplement with continued studies in Animation at the School of Visual Arts New York. He has spent many years mentoring underprivileged youth through the non-profit God Parents Youth Organization; and being well-versed in various art forms such as traditional, digital, film, and photography, Jeremy is eager to contribute his vision to Art For Change. Check out his work here http://woodscreams.deviantart.com/gallery/.

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Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang, an AFC volunteer.

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