Arleen Santana
photography







I am excited for many reasons tonight. I finally (hand)made some business cards with the help of a wonderful, talented and crafty chica, Evelyn from popupcrafts! I love how they came out considering how last minute this was. 
I am mostly excited because later on today, I will be starting my first Artist Residency with my art collective, Traction! In our show, We Been Here, I will be experimenting with alternative processes to create a narrative of my community and people that will hopefully deconstruct some negative stereotypes and reputation associated with Washington Heights and the people who live here. 
"We Been Here" a NomAA Atelier Residency/Workspace show made possible by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), and No Longer Empty (NLE).
For updates on our work, you can follow our collective blog here.

I am excited for many reasons tonight. I finally (hand)made some business cards with the help of a wonderful, talented and crafty chica, Evelyn from popupcrafts! I love how they came out considering how last minute this was. 

I am mostly excited because later on today, I will be starting my first Artist Residency with my art collective, Traction! In our show, We Been Here, I will be experimenting with alternative processes to create a narrative of my community and people that will hopefully deconstruct some negative stereotypes and reputation associated with Washington Heights and the people who live here. 

"We Been Here" a NomAA Atelier Residency/Workspace show made possible by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), and No Longer Empty (NLE).

For updates on our work, you can follow our collective blog here.


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   25 Jun 14   

Kids dancing to Palos and other Afro-Caribbean rhythms at the Museum Mile Festival!


   kids      dancing      palos      afrodominican      afro latino      afro caribbean      Museum Mile Festival      El Museo      El museo del barrio      El Barrio      summer      legacy women   

  59 notes11 Jun 14   

Taken by my little sister, Denisse, at Fort Tryon Park. Part of the @NoMAANYC #2014UptownArtsStroll


   2014uptownartsstroll      fort tryon park      Washington heights      sister cam      nature      vscocam   

  1 note06 Jun 14   
.. La identidad es como un alisado: aunque el pelo se amolda al cambio, al final, la raíz siempre sale, siempre define lo que somos. - Sussy Santana

.. La identidad es como un alisado: aunque el pelo se amolda al cambio, al final, la raíz siempre sale, siempre define lo que somos. - Sussy Santana


   identity      pelo bueno      pelo malo      roots      history      dominican      carribean      identidad   

  7 notes06 Jun 14   

   05 Jun 14   

Been coming here since I was a child. Can never get tired of the view. 


   Washington Heights      George Washington Bridge      sunset      nature      peace   

  5 notes05 Jun 14   
light chasing

light chasing


   washington heights      uptown      shadows   

  1 note05 Jun 14   
soul sistah

soul sistah


   soul sister      hermana      Make Portraits      afro dominican      harlem   

  5 notes31 May 14   

   hidden gem      new york city      waterfall      manhattan   

  1 note31 May 14   

Music breaks barriers


   rara      culture      haiti      ayiti      haitian flag day      selebrasyon   

  1 note28 May 14