Save The Date: JC Friday 9/10/21

Join me for an interactive open studio audience participation session, to wrap and hitch knot thousands of yards of recycled yarn onto rope. Your essence will become a part of this hair installation, finding a common denominator amongst us all, HAIR.

WHEN: On Friday September 10, 2021, 6pm- 9pm

LOCATION: 150 Bay Street PH9, 10th floor Jersey City NJ

Also, I will be working in my Art 150 Studio #231 on the second floor of 150 Bay on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 from 1:00-6:00pm both days.  Stop by

NOTE: Entrance lobby for the 2nd floor studios is separate from that for the residential units of 150 Bay and can be found at the NE corner of the building, at the corner of 1st St. and Provost St.

The Baggage We Carry

If you have a car and/or reside in New Jersey, please go visit three of my shopping carts on view at Summit Village Green in Summit New Jersey. You wont be disappointed, the town has cute restaurants and bars and the Visual Arts Center of NJ to fill out your day trip itinerary .

My baggage carts will be on display through May 2022.

Let me know if you want to go and want to catch a ride, ill be going periodically to WD40 the wheels.

Shopping Cart Recovery

If you live downtown Jersey City and see a lonely shopping car lingering about, please snap and txt/DM a photo and cross streets to me.

Special Thank you Corrine. She recovered this shopping cart accumulating garbage, power-washed it in the rain and stored it in her garage for pick up.

One brisk walk through download JC and this cart has completed the first leg of it’s transformation journey…

How Has The Pandemic Affected My Work?

Ive been asked if the pandemic has affected me several times over the past year and a half…

The pandemic has forced me to rethink my social practice; how I create my work and source my materials are now done with social distancing in mind. Art supply swap meet ups became Glad bag recycled goodie drop offs with the doorman. In person work shops replaced by Zoom studio visits.

The pandemic alone time has given me space to be present to old emotional baggage and say good bye to many lingering conversations that have been inhabiting my head. Creating space for new and old ideas to co-mingle and inspire

Hello, It’s Me… Group Show in NYC

To all my NYC people, this show is in Manhattan so no excuse not to attend the opening. I’m just saying…

Plus I am showing some smaller rope works (read affordable) and an installation about the Double Pandemic of Covid and racial injustice.

Exhibit on View: July 20, 2021 – August 7, 2021

Opening Reception: Tuesday July 20th 6:00pm – 9:00pm

On Location: Ed. Varie 184 East 7th Street

I’m with MoCADA @ Governor’s Island

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) presents Theda Sandiford: Hidden in Plain Sight, a dynamic presentation confronting the psychological and emotional impact of racial gaslighting in daily life.

On view now through August 23 in Nolan Park Building 7A, Governor’s Island, NYC.

More programming to come. Watch this space for dates and details

Bottle caps, neon yellow 550 paracord, 200′ neon yellow camo 850 paracord, hollow braided polyurethane rope, solar LED rope lights, recycled Fresh Direct bag and commercial fishing net, zip ties, gold spray paint on recovered shopping cart. Photo by April Tracey

Be The Light… Yes You!

Who is coming to see me and my hair installation this Saturday July 10th 3:00-7:00pm ?

Be The Light

Exhibit On View:  July 10, 2021 – August 22, 2021

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10th 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

On Location: Bridge Art Gallery 199 Broadway, Bayonne NJ

Women of all ages often feel unseen.

Through an exceptional visual art display, we proclaim that you are not invisible…we see you…we see your light!

The “Be the Light” Art Exhibition features work by:

  • Maria Lupianez
  • Martryce Roach
  • Theda Sandiford
  • Danielle Scott
  • Heather Williams

This exhibition empowers viewers to heed the words of National Poet Amanda Gorman.

“There is always light,

If only we’re brave enough to see it,

If only we’re brave enough to be it.”