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
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
High Line Teens, an organization that provides several events throughout the year for 14 to 19 year-olds in NYC, invited us to do a workshop at their Artivist Summit. We created a candle-honoring workshop that would teach the teens about different artivists and allow them to create a candle that would honor the spirit of art and activism. We also created a zine for teens to take home and read more about… Read More
The first Betty’s Zine Fest happened in Newark last weekend and it was a blast. It was a girl-power packed event including a majority of womyn-identifying zinesters, artists, and exhibitors. It was great to meet a lot of folks being creative in their individual ways. Here are a few fellow zinesters we connected with and would love to share with our baby Cósmicas! La Chamba Press Stephanie Segura heads La Chamba press… Read More
Our friends at La Liga had a fundraiser last month to raise funds for their first zine in print. We exhibited collages, video art, and even an altar installation of little objects of sentimental and cutesy value. We also sold lots of cute zines and merchandise including Drake candles!!! Here are some photos Cósmica member Itzel Alejandra took with her polaroid camera.
The yearly festival that celebrates the Latino community’s history in the Lower East Side graciously welcomed Cósmica to hold a candle-decorating workshop. We set up a tent and provided a free workshop to anybody wanting to make candles honoring women revolutionaries of New York. Here is the zine Nev Dzamonja created for the workshop. Take a look at all of the womyn revolutionaries she highlights!
Here is a pdf of a zine we made for a collage workshop at Kingsborough college honoring women in public service and government for Womens’ History Month. Check it out!
Cósmica artists were part of an art show in Staten Island this past January that aimed to give support for We Copwatch in light of the tragedy surrounding Eric Garner’s death at the hands of police. There was no indictment in the death of the unarmed Garner and since the string of events, Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed cops putting Garner in a chokehold, has been harassed by police. The event… Read More