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NoMAA’s #StayHomeOpenStudios with Uniqua Simmons

05/21/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.

Join NoMAA live on Zoom each Thursday at 7:30pm at this link:

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Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel

May 28 – Garry Grant
June 4 – Cathy O’Keefe
June 11 – Josefina Hernandez
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter
July 2 – Emmanuel Abreu
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek


Can you imagine the world where everything is the same?
My work is developed and created to celebrate our unique differences , diversity ,all abilities and how wonderfully made we are. Without judgement or apologies. Through my visual art, performance and fitness work it is inward and outward celebrating, empowering, healing, and peace. I use wire, fabric, paint, jewelry, recycled and up cycled materials, spoken word to create quilts, collages, books, and paintings and performance .


Uniqua Simmons is a Self- Taught Visual and Jewelry Artist. Performance Artist and certified Fitness Practitioner. Born and raised in Harlem she has been creating and teaching art, dance, and fitness for over 20 years for all abilities and ages. Her art, dance, fitness and teaching focuses on Mental Health, Diversity, Community, Mindfulness, Differences and Healing. Believing that Everybody can art, from this passion She created My Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S. (My Art making art, diverse, necessary, educational, sustainable, selfless). “Everybody can Art. What’s your Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S.?” “Using recycled materials to create art is one of my favorite things to create and teach with”

She combined dance and fitness, creating Afya Afro Jazz. Afya in Swahili meaning: Health, Strength, Vigor, Well Being. “Take the work out of the workout” One of Uniqua’s favorite mantras she created is, “Each One, Teach One, To Teach One, through Arts and Education” Uniqua continues to teach and create Arts and Dance for Healing and Peace.

Visit these websites for class, workshops, and art purchasing:
IG myartmadness
Dance afyaafrojazz.com

This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is made possible, in part, by Evydent Dentistry.
Support from the West Harlem Development Corporation
Support from Council Member Mark Levine
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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