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Women's History Month at the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Soraida March 1 to March 24, 2017

 

 

 

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Verdadism at University of Pennsylvania Race Dialogue Project Art Exhibition

From left to right: Ally, Mark, Masha, Soraida, Emanuel, Ayinde, Brittany
 

Since 1992, Soraida Martinez has been teaching tolerance through her Verdadism paintings and personal life experiences

The Race Dialogue Project (RDP) presents A(rt)CCEPTANCE, an art exhibition featuring University of Pennsylvania student, staff and faculty artwork, plus a special appearance by Soraida Martinez, creator of the socially-conscious art of Verdadism. Art Talk and Presentations, Thursday, April 24th, 5-7PM, at the Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC).  Exhibition ends May 19th. For information on this exhibition, contact the GIC, 3708 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, at 215-898-3358.

About Soraida Martinez:

For over two decades, Soraida has been teaching tolerance through her paintings and social commentaries on personal life experiences. The art of Verdadism addresses racism, sexism, stereotyping, ethnocentrism and unjust social conditions, in order to promote inclusion, diversity and positive social change.  

About the RDP:

The Race Dialogue Project (RDP) is a grassroots community of students whose goal is to explore the impact of race in society. The mission of RDP is to create campus awareness regarding the ways in which individual experiences related to race fit into the context of a greater socio-political and economic framework. RDP does this through various discussions and collaborative events throughout the school year. The mission of the Race Dialogue Project is to raise awareness about issues of race both within and beyond our community, to break stereotypes, through dialogue and discussion of race, and to promote dialogue about race through the arts and through campus events

 
 

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Verdadism Art Gallery Presents A 21 Year Retrospective of Paintings on Racism and Sexism

and Promoting Tolerance and Understanding... April 13, 2013, 2 to 5PM

Created in 1992 by artist, designer and social activist, Soraida Martinez, the art of Verdadism promotes social change and addresses the issues that continue to plague American society. Soraida’s Verdadism paintings are juxtaposed with written social commentaries on race, gender, ethnicity, stereotypes, alienation, and personal life experiences.

Over 40 works-of-art consisting of original paintings and drawings will be on exhibit. This new exhibition at the Verdadism Art Gallery includes paintings from the early years of Verdadism (1992 to 2007), with recent Verdadism paintings and drawings continuing Soraida’s Verdadism motif of “a deeper understanding of the human soul.” Acoustic guitar and vocal music performed by The Troubadour KP.

   
 

 

John Hopkins University Presents the Verdadism Art of Soraida:

A Thought-Provoking Art Exhibition and Art Talk.

Baltimore, Maryland, 10-24-2011-A provocative conversation on the inequality and injustice in America as depicted through Soraida’s Verdadism paintings and commentaries. Soraida will discuss her unique visual art style and the socially conscious philosophy that inspires her written social statements.

Created in 1992, the Art of Verdadism by Soraida pioneered the socially conscious movement that’s finding expression today in America and worldwide. Ahead of her time, Soraida was painting and addressing many of the social issues that are now being openly discussed in American society.

One of the paintings in this exhibition, “When Money Gets Ugly, © 1998,” spoke about the corporate greed that is now fueling the Occupy Wall Street movement. Another painting, “One Day I Found a Lump in My Breast, © 1994,” chronicled the traumatic experience of the possibility of having breast cancer at a time when it was still taboo to talk about this disease. The painting, “America: So Sophisticated, Yet So Primitive…When it Comes to Giving Our People Medical Care, © 2000,” criticized an American health system that denies medical treatment to suffering, uninsured Americans, years before Michael Moore’s movie “Sicko” and the current debate on health care in America.

Nowadays, Soraida’s paintings and social commentaries are published in college and university textbooks, where students can read about the artist’s efforts to strive to raise an awareness of humanity through tolerance, understanding and empowerment. This truth seeking exhibition and art talk by Soraida intends to open up the viewer’s mind to think about the inequality and injustices in today’s society, so that they too can help in the struggle to achieve social change.

The John Hopkins University Verdadism Exhibition and Art Talk for Hispanic Heritage Month is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Verdadism Exhibition can be viewed at Charles Commons, 33rd Street between North Charles and St. Paul Streets, on Monday, October 24, 2011, from 12:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The Verdadism Art Talk will start at 7:00 PM and end at approximately 9:00 PM. This event is open to the students and faculty of John Hopkins University, as well as the general public. For information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 410-516-8730. To learn more about Soraida and the art of Verdadism, visit www.soraida.com.

Waterbury, Connecticut - For Women’s History Month, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury-Connecticut, presents the socially conscious art of Soraida Martinez, the New York City-born artist known for creating Verdadism, a form of hard-edge figurative abstraction where paintings are juxtaposed with written social commentaries. This exhibition runs from

March 25th to April 9th, with the artist’s speaking about her Verdadism art and philosophy on March 25th, 2010. 12.30PM. Lecture Room L-501

West Gallery
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway /Room S 515
Waterbury, CT 06708

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Verdadism Gallery

Soraida, the creator of Verdadism and an advocate for social awareness and higher education, invites educators in New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia to bring their students to the Verdadism Art Gallery, from February 12th to May 30th 2010, for an art exhibition
and artist talk on tolerance in America.

Admission is free, but by appointment only. Educators should contact the Verdadism Art Gallery, 220 South Berlin Road, Lindenwold-New Jersey, to schedule an exhibition time and date. For information, Call 856-346-3131 or email soraida@soraida.com

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17 years of Cultivating Social Change…From an Artist, Not From Politicians.

Can art really fight prejudice and stereotyping? Learn how at a new exhibition looking at 17 years of Verdadism paintings with social commentaries.
Exhibition Opening Reception: August 8th, from 3:00-7:00PM
Exhibition Dates: August 8, 2009 to September 30, 2009
Location: Verdadism Art Gallery, 220 South Berlin Road, Lindenwold, NJ 08021]

Admission is FREE, but reservations are required. Wine and Spanish hors d’oeuvres will be served, with live music by improvisational jazz bassist/percussionist, Jodie Janetta, and blues singer/poet, Lori Benton-Janetta. For reservations, please RSVP before August 4th by calling 856-346-3131.

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National Women’s History Month Presents Artist Soraida at The Randolph Library: Exhibition and Verdadism Art Talk on Truth, Tolerance, Hope and Social Change.

New Jersey/New York Metro Area ? In continuation of National Women’s History Month events, on Wednesday, March 25, from 7:00PM to 8:30PM,

the Randolph Library, 28 CalaisRoad, Randolph, New Jersey, presents a special art exhibit and talk by Soraida Martinez, creator of Verdadism.
Soraida is an artist/writer/social advocate who since 1992 has been internationally
recognized for Verdadism, a unique art style that promotes peace, tolerance and social
changes through paintings with written social commentaries. Some of the themes that the
artist addresses are racism, sexism, stereotyping, ethnocentrism, feminism, personal
relationships, healthcare and the social issues that affect 21st century America society.

the reason for Soraida’s Verdadism exhibition is to create awareness about humanity through art
and words that foster open-mindedness and acceptance of the differences in all human
beings. The artist has appeared at major universities, corporations and institutions
throughout the northeast. She is also the author of a book on the art of Verdadism entitled,
“Soraida’s Verdadism: The Voice of a Puerto Rican Woman on Canvas; Unique, Controversial
Images and Style.” The artist has received accolades from educational and governmental
organizations for her socially conscious art and social statements.

Registration is necessary for this Verdadism Exhibition and Art Talk. To register, please visit "http://evanced.info/randolph/evanced/eventcalendar.asp" http://evanced.info/randolph/evanced/eventcalendar.asp or call 973-895-3556. Educators are invited to bring students to learn about tolerance at the Verdadism Art Gallery, Lindenwold, New Jersey. For more information on the Art of Verdadism, email Soraida at "mailto:verdadism@aol.com"verdadism@aol.com or visit "http://www.soraida.com/"www.soraida.com.

 

 

 

The Many Faces of Stereotypes by Soraida, Creator of Verdadism New exhibition confronts stereotypes.


Verdadism Art Gallery Saturday, March 7th 3:00PM to 7:00PM
220 South Berlin Road, Lindenwold, New Jersey 08021

New series of drawings that confronts stereotypes. These original hand-drawn ink drawings are based on the 1992 Verdadism painting, "Puerto Rican Stereotype.

Opening reception is Saturday, March 7th, from 3-7PM with wine and hors d'oeuvres served. To make your reservation, call 856-346-3131 or email soraida@soraida.com

Regular gallery hours are 10-5PM EST. By appointment only. To learn more about Soraida's Verdadism art, please visit www.soraida.com

Hope Drawings  

Coming of Age: Hope Drawings from Original Verdadism Paintings by Soraida.

Saturday, Feb 7th 1:00PM to 6:00PM
at Verdadism Art Gallery, Lindenwold, NJ 08021

Soraida, New York-born artist known since 1992 for art on peace, tolerance and social change, opens February 2009 with exhibition of hope drawings at the Verdadism Gallery. Based on the Original 1996 Verdadism painting. (The Weeping Puerto Rican Cuatro Player)

Exhibition dates are from Saturday, February 7, 2009 to Saturday, February 28, 2009. Opening reception is Saturday, February 7th, from 1-6PM with wine and hors d'oeuvres served. Regular gallery hours are 10-5PM EST and by appointment only. To learn more about Soraida's Verdadism art, please visit www.soraida.com or call 856-346-3131.

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Drawing For Peace And Tolerance 10/8/08      

Soraida Unveils Drawings for Peace and Tolerance

Soraida, known since 1992 for Verdadism paintings advocating tolerance and social change, unveils series of original peace drawings at the Verdadism Gallery.

Dec 03, 2008 –Dec 31, 2008

Since 1992, internationally known artist and social advocate Soraida Martinez has been creating abstract paintings juxtaposed with written social commentaries that encourage tolerance and social change. Soraida’s didactic art addresses racism, sexism, stereotypes, ethnocentrism and many of the issues that affect both contemporary America, as well as universal humanity.

Soraida’s latest series of line art drawings are aimed at fostering peace in a time of economic and global turmoil. These over 60 unique original drawings are based on Soraida’s 1994 original Verdadism Painting, Feeling Inner Peace, which is accompanied by this social commentary:

 

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“Painting my Verdadism allows me to feel at peace. I feel that in orderto make change, one must talk about what may not be comfortableto some people. One must not be self-denying. One must challenge what is not right in this world and try to make change."

To experience the tranquility and positive energy/message of the Verdadism Peace Drawings, and support the artist in her 17 years of encouraging and advocating social change  contact the Verdadism gallery at 856-346-3131.

Series of original peace drawings at the Verdadism Gallery 2008      
tolerance Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 from 2PM to 3PM, Frank Guaracini, Jr. Fine & Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Exhibition runs from September 15-October 24, 2007.

Soraida, Artist Teaching Tolerance Since 1992 Through Her Verdadism Art with Social Commentaries

For over 15 years now, artist and activist, Soraida Martinez, has been raising awareness of racism, sexism, stereotyping and other social issues that until recently have been considered too taboo to be discussed in mainstream American society.

According to Soraida, “when I first exhibited my paintings with social commentaries in the early 1990’s, many people thought that there wasn’t a tolerance problem in America anymore. But, it was behind closed doors…a big glass ceiling was placed there. Here we are in 2007, 15 years later, and intolerance is all we hear about on the news every day. I saw it coming in the 80's because we, as a society, stopped talking about social issues in the 80's and 90's. My Verdadism art is about my personal life experience. As a Puerto Rican woman and owner of an art and design studio started in 1986, I saw and experienced this inequality in mainstream America. In 1992 when most people were not speaking about racism, sexism and stereotyping, I knew we were going to face hard times in addressing our differences and promoting tolerance.”

For more information call Sarah Shapiro, Professor of Fine Art, at 856-691-8600 ext. 314.

Soraida speaking about her Verdadism art at the opening reception on the importance of tolerance in America, especially in today's colleges and universities
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Elkton Station Gallery, from September 2-29th, 2007. Gallery hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday.

Raising awareness of racism, sexism, stereotyping and socially conscious issues since 1992, Soraida Martinez brings her Verdadism Art Exhibition with written social commentaries to Cecil Community College, Elkton, Maryland. Fine art prints of several of Soraida's Verdadism paintings (incuding Between Two Islands, Feeling Inner Peace, PMS Blues and When Money Gets Ugly) will be on display at the Elkton Station Gallery, from September 2-29th, 2007. Gallery hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday. For directions and more information, call Janaea Rose Lyn, Assistant Professor of Dance & Performing Arts, at 410-287-6060 ext. 207.

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Soraida speaking at Cecil College about the three main parts of Verdadism Artstyle. Elkton Station Gallery Artshow on the Importance of Tolorance and Understanding in America. Soraida speaking with art student at the show.

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The 2007 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS, Verdadism show featuring the painting © 2007, Latinas and the Unspoken Taboo Killer, AIDS.... July 30-31, 2007, Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami, Florida.
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Painting on aids, Middle, Soraida and aids painting, Left, Artist/Activist Soraida and Actor/Activist, Rosie Perez At the 2007 National Conference on Latinos and Aids Conference in Miami. Florida, USA

Conference Audience, Goal, and Objectives The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS. This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state legislators, AIDS service organization officers, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, peer counselors, church leadership and corrections healthcare personnel. The objectives are to familiarize participants with the epidemiology of HIV in the United States, current guidelines and cutting edge clinical modalities for the management of HIV, current research encompassing drug abuse and its connection to the HIV epidemic, social and psychiatric concerns of the HIV-infected patient, policy initiatives, trends and political issues which impact all HIV-infected patients. Special Speaker this year is actor Rosie Perez
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JP Morgan Chase Exhibition

Tuesday, October 3, 2006, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Three Christina Center Wilmington, Delaware:

Six Verdadism works-of-art on exhibition: Piano Man: The Survival of Hope, Hearing The Whisper of My Soul, Feeling Inner Peace, What Prejudice Looks Like, The Terror of Demasking Oneself, The Battle of The Rice and Beans.Also, Art of Verdadism book, "Soraida's Verdadism: The Voice of a Puerto Rican Woman on Canvas; Unique, Controversial Images and Style" will be available for sale.

Exhibition exclusively for Chase employees only.

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Meet Soraida and see her Verdadism art style at the 3rd Annual Arts and Cultural Networking Celebration in Harlem Honoring Diversity in the Arts Community. Verdadism art prints, as well as the Verdadism art book, will be available for sale. A FREE open edition lithographic print of "Rage: It's My Body," a Verdadism painting addressing abortion and Women's reproductive rights, will be given to every person who stops by Soraida's Verdadism Exhibition. Soraida welcomes any socially conscious individual or organization to speak to her about commissioning Verdadism artwork.

Date: Saturday, August 19th, New York City at East 106th Street from Lexington to 2nd Avenues (Cultural Corridor) and White Park.

Time: 12:00PM to 6:30PM

Sponsored by the Manhattan Community Board Eleven's Cultural Affairs Committee.

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Artist and Social Activist, Soraida, presents actor, Erik Estrada, with limited edition lithograph of "Piano Man: The Survival of Hope," a Verdadism painting on hope. Both Soraida and Erik come from Harlem, NYC.

 

Meet Soraida and see her art at the National Forum on HIV/AIDS for Health Professionals Who Provide Care for Latinos July 24-25, 2006 - Miami, FL Miami Beach Resort & Spa (Formerly the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort)

Conference Audience, Goal, and Objectives The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS. This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state legislators, AIDS service organization officers, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, peer counselors, church leadership and corrections healthcare personnel. The objectives are to familiarize participants with the epidemiology of HIV in the United States, current guidelines and cutting edge clinical modalities for the management of HIV, current research encompassing drug abuse and its connection to the HIV epidemic, social and psychiatric concerns of the HIV-infected patient, policy initiatives, trends and political issues which impact all HIV-infected patients

Verdadism Show...Barnard College

An Independent Liberal Arts College for Women in New York City Affiliated with Columbia University.

October 5, 2004 Verdadism Exhibition/ artist Soraida appearance from 7-8PM The Multicultural Department.

Distinguished Artist, Soraida Martinez, Chosen by Curator of Hardy Family 5th Annual Art Show to Exhibit Original Verdadism Paintings With Works of Other International Artists: Fernando Botero, Burton Morris, Howard Behrens, Bobbie Carlyle, Claudia Olds Goldie, Ranna, and Gene Trindl

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Soraida will be among 8 renowned artists and sculptors who have been invited to exhibit their works-of-art at the 5th Annual Hardy Family Art Exhibition. The artwork will be on display for approximately 6 months and a portion of all sales benefit the Arts of Western Pennsylvania, including organizations like The State Theater. Since 1992, Soraida has been known for creating Verdadism, a socially conscious art style wherein all paintings are accompanied by a written social commentary. The Verdadism painting genre is a form of Hard Edge Abstract Expressionism and consists of two distinct, yet integral parts: the visual component and the written commentary. Soraida created the word Verdadism by combining the Spanish word for truth (Verdad) and the English suffix for theory (ism). Some of the issues addressed through the art of Verdadism include racism, sexism, stereotyping, sibling relationships, personal soul searching and universal human conditions. Soraida is also the author of a book on Verdadism, Soraida's Verdadism: The Intellectual Voice of A Puerto Rican Woman on Canvas; Unique, Controversial Images and Style. The Verdadism artwork chosen for this exhibition includes "The Terror of Demasking Oneself," a painting about the fear of revealing one's truth self. Plus, these Verdadism paintings: "Not Knowing Which Way to Go," "Be

tween Two Islands," "Piano Man: The Survival of Hope," "Self-Effacing Woman," "I Found It Hard to Be An Individual," "Feeling The Espanola, Africana and Taina in Me," "When Money Gets Ugly," "Turning 40," "Guitar Player: A Symbol of Hope," and "La Vida Es Dura Para Una Mujer Como Yo." This exhibition runs from May 1, 2004 until October 31, 2004 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa, Farmington, Pennsylvania. An opening reception, with a silent auction and dinner dance will be held on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9PM. For reservations to the private reception and auction, call 1-800-422-2736. For information on Soraida and the art of Verdadism, visit www.soraida.com.


Meet Artist, Soraida at the New York City Small Press Book Fair (20 West 44th Street) on Saturday, March 27th, from 10-6PM and Sunday, March 28th,2004 from 11-5PM."Soraida's Verdadism: