with Dorienne Brown
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
New York, NY
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
Yazmany Arboleda is a Colombian American artist based in New York City. An architect by training, Yazmany’s practice focuses on creating “Living Sculptures,” people coming together to transform the world through co-creation. Over the past two decades, he has created public art projects with communities in India, Japan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Afghanistan, Spain, Colombia, and the United States.
He has collaborated with Carnegie Hall, the Yale School of Management, and BRIC, among others. He is currently the artist in residence at IntegrateNYC and the associate director of communications for Artists Striving To End Poverty. He is a co-founder of limeSHIFT, the Future Historical Society, Remember 2019, and the Artist As Citizen Conference. He has lectured at UNC, MIT, and LPAC about the power of art in public space.
Dorienne Brown is a proud Inglewood, CA native. She has over eight years of experience working with non-profits. After one year of being in New York, her passion for community development led her to transition into New York City’s non-profit sector due to the similarities of many New York City communities to those in Los Angeles and Inglewood. She received her Master of Science in Non-Profit Leadership from the Graduate School of Social Service/Gabelli School of Business from Fordham University. Before joining ASTEP, Dorienne had worked with the Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, where she helped produce the inaugural MAMA Festival (More Arts, More Alive) in 2016. Dwana Smallwood continues this event today as an annual must-see in Brooklyn. Dorienne also worked in Development and Communications with the Jericho Project and the New York International Children’s Film Festival. In addition to enriching the lives of youth and people in her community through her work, Dorienne is passionate about arts education and creativity. She’s excited to be a part of the ASTEP team serving youth in communities in need through the arts.
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