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2021 Flux Factory Virtual Gala
February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Zoom link is sent upon registration.
Free to attend!
Flux Factory invites you to join us on February 10th @ 7pm EST, to celebrate our amazing community and to mark the completion of our Fundraising Exhibition.
We are thrilled to announce this year’s Honorees – Saya Woolfalk and Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston. Suga Ray and Saya will join us for the Gala and Saya will speak to Flux Factory Board Member and visual artist Natalia Nakazawa about their time as emerging artists in a changing New York.
The event will run one hour with the participation of Fluxers all around the world and includes hot news about the future of Flux Factory, a raffle and more. It will be followed by 30 minutes of music by longtime Flux DJ Vinyl Richie.
Saya Woolfalk is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at museums, galleries, and alternative spaces throughout Asia, Europe and the United States including numerous solo exhibitions and group shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA., the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many others.
Works by the artist are in the collections of major institutions including, among others, the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Mead Art Museum and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Woolfalk is the recipient of numerous honors, awards, and commissions. She has delivered numerous public lectures at museums and universities throughout the United States. She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York and teaches in MFA program at Yale School of Art as well as in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons: The New School for Design.
Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston, born on March 14th, 1984, would endure a lifetime worth of pain by the time he was only 20 years of age; including losing his dad and oldest sister to cancer, getting shot, going to prison, and witnessing friends killed by friends. Through a constant reflection of self and his surroundings, he found his way since 2008 has been committed to assisting in the elevation of humanity and the liberation of all oppressed people.
Since his transformation, “Suga Ray” would go on to receive numerous honors and awards from high ranking government officials, his peers, and countless others he has worked with, on various fronts, from various parts of the World. None of that has changed him as he remains committed to the mission of healing our hurting world, and thus gives much more than he receives. “Suga Ray” is a peace activist, food activist, spiritual guide, community builder, public speaker, universal educator, program developer, writer, artist, humanitarian, podcast host, and Founder of Transform America, a community based organization operating predominantly in Queensnbridge Houses.