Brown Paper Zine Fest at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center April 29 & 30 We were invited by 3 Dot Zine and Kahlon, the Agency to table at the zine fair in Baltimore and it was amazing. We connected with so many people and like-minded organizations. Baltimore is poppin.
G.A.P. X MAMI Present: Art is Labor: A Day of Creative Advocacy and Critical Imagination DATE: SUNDAY APRIL 23RD, 2017 Cósmica was invited to table at the second annual event put on my MAMI. This year they collaborated with the collective Get Artists Paid to use the event to talk about art as labor. Cósmica member Barbara Calderón participated in the panel “Co-operative vs. Co-opting” discussing how to sustain ourselves as artists,… Read More
On March 16, 2017 Cósmica participated in the zine fair Zinister in the Bronx. It was amazing! Here is some background on the event written up on Remezcla: This Bronx Zine-Making Event is Highlighting the Borough’s POC & LGBTQ Artists
While in Los Angeles for LAABF, we collaborated with La Chamba Press and Mapache Jewelry to have a party in Boyle Heights. We had poetry by Chicana Catwomyn, DJs Miss Shea Coco and Bianca Lexis and Venus Gurls.
This year we were at LA Art Book Fair February 23 through the 26th. It was such a cool experience being at such a big fair. Some wonderful people stopped by to buy zines, chat about zines, or just meet us IRL. Thanks to LA and the genius painter Sandra Cornejo for hosting us. <3
Cósmica is hosting a fundraising event in support of the water protectors and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. ****ALL proceeds of the event will go directly to the camp. We will be raffling off fine art pieces and an array of donated goods including gift cards and jewelry. $5 gets you entry and a raffle ticket for an art piece of your choice…. Read More
We did a political poster workshop at the Art and Social Activism class at Kingsborough College. It was really cool to make political posters with college students.
MAMI market was an amazing event with so many organizations, mostly run by womyn, who wanted to connect and share their ideas, creations, and beauty. We’d like to share a photo from the event where two small girls listened to a discussion between several fierce and members of the community [writer Doreen St. Felix, Arianna Maya Gil of brujas, Jenna Wortham of The New York Times and Ryann Holmes of bklyn boihood… Read More