Rochester Artist Collaborative

Artists Talk Event Series


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Featured Artist:

Cocoa Rae

Born in Rochester, NY

Lives in Rochester, NY

"I am a photographer who creates captivating portraits of unique and diverse people and captures their true essence. My style consists of vivid colors, Afrocentric shapes and vibes, as well bold lighting techniques. My goal is to create a new style of photography that promotes a positive body image and self love."

Cocoa Rae on Instagram | Cocoa Rae on Facebook

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Featured Artist:

Dulce Ruiz

Dulce’s love for painting began when she was a child. Armed with paper, crayons, and markers she would draw for hours starting a love for all things creative. Since then she has nurtured her talent by learning to work with many mediums: acrylic, watercolors, jewelry, garden sculptures, pottery, and murals..

“I love making things, and my adventurous spirit keeps me striving to become a juggernaut of creation. I enjoy nature, gardening, geometry, theories about existence, music, deep conversations, connecting people, and dancing.

When she’s not working professionally she continues to hone her craft through teaching art and using it as an enticing vehicle to elicit change.

“I love all things creative and I want to continue creating work that aligns with telling the stories of our ancestors, celebrating the gifts we have today and building a better world for those to come.”

Dulce on Facebook


“Women Artist Initiative”

All women are beautiful and we enjoy art and Artists that represent Women in all of their beauty,  greatness, and diversity. Women Artists, are often times discriminated against, underrepresented , or overlooked. It is important that we continue to make sure that Women Artists in Rochester receive the resources and opportunities that they deserve to grow and thrive as Artists.

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