In her current work, Sonya Schönberger is meeting eyewitnesses from the time of World War II and conducts personal interviews with them, exploring the cultural memory of the German society. She follows these witnesses and memory-keepers into the everyday life of the Third Reich.
Lehna Huie is an artist and storyteller who archives and records life and memory through expression. Her belief in the power of “multi-vocal” art gives voice to living culture: critique, celebration, and transformation. She explores the various elements of identity, liberation, “home”, time travel and migration through an organic ritual of painting, art making. Lehna’s sources are drawn from the rhythms and movements of the African Diaspora, New York City life, and the essence of the island of Jamaica. Relationships among meditation, revolution, and mythology are key to her work. As a graduate of the School of Visual Arts (BFA’10) with a specialization in Painting and Studio Arts, Lehna continues to expand her practice as a curator, cultural organizer, and educator dedicated to collaborative work and collective sharing. She is a creative arts teacher for children of all ages and aspiring yogi/healer.
Ms. Huie is the recipient of a fellowship awarded to Flux Factory from The New York Community Trust for a six-month fully funded residency.