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***** The show of the century is on its way, thanks to all the women that have so couragously supported this project ***

New York, NY – Chamaca Arts announces its first ever show – FAREWELL SILENCE ~ HELLO VOICE with one LIVE Monologue and Poetry performance on October 8, 2010 at 7:00PM. Rich, brave voices of women from around the world arrive via paper and pen at the Abrazo Interno Gallery in the historic CSV building located in the trendy Lower East Side of Manhattan. Join us for a night of unity and celebration of Women’s voices.

Over 150 letter...s submitted by women from all over the world some anonymous and some signed off with a smile, tear and heartfelt thank you will be on exhibit. The art of creative writing adorn the walls of the gallery, as an altar is erected in celebration of ALL women. They creatively express via pen to paper current events, politics, love, abuse, growth, imprisonment, solitude, family, illness, culture and religion.
A reading of the unedited letters and poetry written by women across the globe will surely touch on all emotions and create dialogue. Experience a heartfelt poem written from someone in Russia, listen to a voice crying for help from Afghanistan, listen to the pride of women in Nepal, the embrace from women in Africa and hear the tears from India. The gallery walls will exhibit over 100 letters written by these brave women sharing their voices while risking everything.

Performances by: Peggy Robles Alvarado, Maria Aponte, Tatiana Dellepiane, Tabatha Roman, Mia Roman and Rhina Valentin


*** WE RISE… ONE VOICE AT A TIME *** A MUST show for everyone!!!!

At Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center (CSV) Opens Friday, October 8th, 2010 – 7:00 PM Exhibit runs from October 8th thru October 28th, 2010 Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat. from 12-6pm / Call 212-598-0968 or 212-260-4080, ext.11
( building located Under the scaffolding)



aimeeknight's picture


Such an amazing idea! I'm sure this will be beautiful!

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

ArtByMia's picture

Thank you


Thank you so very much for your response to this post. It is felt with great happiness. The quote is lovely and i will certainly remember it!!!

Thank you, Mia

irmia's picture


Hey Mia:

Thank you for doing this! :)
This is a great exhibition :)

Too bad I'm late too late to send you a letter :)


ArtByMia's picture

Your Letter

Hello Mia,

You are not too late... you have a few days to send a letter if you wish. The exhibit will open on 10/8 and the deadline for submission is 10/3. I am filled with inspiration, love, joy, happiness & sadness from all of the letters submitted. I am eternally grateful and honored to have been the catalyst to bring it to the forefront and share so many voices in one place.

Would love to hear from yours too :)

In peace, Mia

Sharese's picture

Oh my goodness!!

I wish I lived in New York so I could come experience this. THANK YOU for being an amazing woman and artist!! People like you inspire me every day.

In sisterhood and love,


ArtByMia's picture

An amazing experience to be had


This show will be the first of many just like it. The power that the women have shared is bringing their voices to the forefront has inspired me to go forward on a larger level. I have been inspired by women all around the world and i am ready for a Global Woman Movement thru the arts!!!

Thank you for the wonderful compliments, your words mean a great deal to me and give me the confidence and strength to go forawrd.

In light and harmony, Mia

antoniamichaela's picture

good luck!

yes, amazing that you have organized this, i hope it goes well (i will be telling my friends who live in new york to go and see the exhibition). very inspiring that you decided to create an event like this. i found that even just the act of writing and sending a letter to be sympathetically read was so therapeutic! take care, antonia

ArtByMia's picture

New York Friends

I would love to hear and see your friends!!! Please tell them about the show and hope they will be able to join us!!! The event for sure will be amazing to say the least. The pleasure and honor is all mine to have so many wonderful and brave women share their voices with us.

It has been a time to self reflect and soak in the courage of Women around the world.


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