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Sien Ide, Siembra
Spray paint on concrete wall
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Newtown, Connecticut (CNN) — Dressed in black fatigues and a military vest, a heavily armed man walked into a Connecticut elementary school Friday and opened fire, shattering the quiet of this southern New England town and leaving the nation reeling at the number of young lives lost.

Within minutes, 26 people were dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School — 20 of them children. Among the six adults killed were Dawn Hochsprung, the school’s beloved principal, and school psychologist Mary Sherlach.

The shooter, identified by three law enforcement officials as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also was killed, apparently by his own hand. Separately, his mother’s body was found at a Newtown residence.

“Stuff like this does not happen in Newtown,” a tight-knit community of about 27,000 just outside Danbury, said Renee Burn, a local teacher at another school in town. In the past 10 years, only one homicide had previously been reported.

With the death toll at 26, the Newtown shooting is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind only the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech that left 32 people dead.

“Evil visited this community today,” Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy said of Friday’s massacre.

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I Draw Myself 2 Sleep,
Wake Up & Keep Dreamin’


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October 22, 2011 - Leave a Response

Mural artists REBEL and SIENIDE take it to to the streets and occupy walls in protest of the new condo site which is in the world-famous graffiti mecca 5POINTZ in Queens NY.




September 22, 2011 - One Response

The National Hispanic Heritage Commission In Association with Sienide & La Sala 78 Cafe Present

Artist Portraits Illustrated by SIENIDE painted in Coffee for a prequel exhibition titled NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE.  Sienide will be painting live @ LA SALA where some of this series painting will be unveiled this Saturday September 24 @ 10pm.
 Artist Featured
“Quitate Tu Pa’ Ponerme Yo”

El Rey de la Puntualidad.  11 x 14  Coffee on Archers SIENIDE.

For decades, Johnny Pacheco has been at the center of the Latin music universe. His nine Grammy nominations, ten Gold records and numerous awards pay tribute to his creative talent as composer, arranger, bandleader, and producer. Moreover, he is the pioneer of an unforgettable musical era that changed the face of tropical music history, the Fania All-Stars era.

Throughout his 40-year involvement with the development of Latin music, Johnny Pacheco has received many kudos for his extraordinary genius. In November of 1998, he was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Bobby Capo’ Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded by Governor George Pataki. In 1996 the president of the Dominican Republic, Juaquin Balaguer bestowed him with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Honor. In addition, Pacheco was presented with the First International Dominican Artist Award from the distinguished Casandra Awards. In June 1996, Johnny Pacheco was the first Latin music producer to receive the NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) Governor’s Award in New York City.

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September 9, 2011 - Leave a Response

Joe Conzo Jr.

Artist Featured in Upcoming Exhibition

In an article published on October 4, 2005, The New York Times proclaimed photographer Joe Conzo Jr. as “The Man Who Took Hip-Hop’s Baby Pictures.” The scope and magnitude of his visceral camera images had finally been acknowledged by American mainstream media.Born and raised in the Bronx, “Joey” acquired a flair for photography at the age of nine while attending the Agnes Russell School on the campus of Columbia University; later, advancing those skills at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He grew up at the heels of his grandmother – a dynamic leader and passionate activist within the minority community of the South Bronx – the late Dr. Evelina Antonetty. His father, Joe Conzo Sr., was long-time confidant and historian for the late “King of Latin Music” Tito Puente. Exposure to these “politically and culturally charged” worlds had a profound effect on how he viewed his environment through the lens of a camera. However, Joe Conzo Jr. really came of age as a young man and as a photographer at a turbulent period in New York City’s urban decay. He was part of a generation that refused to be silenced by the choke of flame-engulfed South Bronx tenements and a disparaging educational system. Their defiant voices gave rise to a cultural movement known as Hip Hop. And at its early stage, Joey passionately embraced the role of photographer within the phenomenon.

Most of those images from the 70’s and 80’s caught on b/w film by Joey, have traveled in one form or another to parts of Asia, Europe, and the Americas. They are regarded by genre experts and academians as an important visual record of key pioneers to the modern Hip Hop movement, and integral to any serious discourse on the subject. His first book “Born In The Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop” (2007), a collaborative effort with noted New York musicologist and curator

Johan Kugelberg, has received world-wide acclaim. In 2008, a collection of his early Hip Hop photographs became part of a permanent archive housed at Cornell University. The images are located right next to its copy of The Gettysburg Address document.

Like most modern photographers, Joey has undergone the transition to digital. His stills continue to reflect the four main tenets of Hip Hop culture which are Mc’ing (often called rapping), DJ’ing, graffiti writing, and breakdancing. He has traveled throughout the USA on-assignment, as a lecturer, and as an exhibitor. He has crossed the oceans to England, Japan, Korea and other parts of the world where the global impact of Hip Hop music, culture, and dancing has become undeniable. His images have appeared on HBO and VH1, in the motion picture film CB4 (starring Chris Rock), in publications such as VIBE, Complex, Hip-Hop Connection (Europe), Urban Hitz (Australia), Esquire and Wax Poetics. His works also appear in the books “Hip Hop Immortals” (2003), “Yes, Yes, Y’all” (2002), and have been displayed at the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York.

Currently, Joey has a second book of photographs in progress, and a third in the planning stage. In mid-January, he will be travelling to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) to give a presentation of his work.

Joe Conzo Jr., photographer
(cell) 1-646-662-8958