We are pleased to partner with the 14th Street Y to present this year’s art show “Peace Corps Creates…Art By Returned Volunteers.” The show will be on display in the Y’s lobby gallery from March 7th to April 11th.
Each artist spent at least two years overseas in service to their country as Peace Corps Volunteers. Whether they worked in education, community development or public health – Peace Corps service is a life-changer and a deeply formative experience. We invite you to meet one of our artists from this year’s show below.
Kyrgyz Republic, 2010-12
From 2010 to 2012, Gina served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, where she developed arts curriculum for hearing impaired children, taught participatory theater as a means to overcome conflict, and led development initiatives at Bishkek Contemporary, a network of galleries and artist studios housed in a former Soviet clothing factory. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and holds a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University, Teachers College. She currently lives in Brooklyn.