Yenny is a Latina award winning graphic designer and illustrator from the Northshore. Of Puerto Rican descent her work pulls from her heritage and is often infused with vibrant colors and tropical foliage. Her work spans from messages of positivity, finding your voice, to depicting family, friends, and artists of color.
Yenny interpreted the theme of RAIN, representing the 1st day of mourning.
A youth poetry project that explores complex feelings of loss around the pandemic, Nuestra Parablas was inspired by our art installation in Chelsea Square called Nuestra Mesa.
A team of Chelsea youth composed a series of poems using the same framework as the art tables by reflecting on the nine experiences of mourning through nine aspects of nature.
The poets are five Chelsea High School students: Alekza Lopez, Branden Garcia, Gloria Rodriquez, Lana Pineda, and Lydia Debendecitis.
The work was presented as a 'zine, in an exhibit at Gallery 456, and in a series of spoken work videos.
Coordinated by Amanda Arsenault with assistance of artist Max Pro. Claudia Paraschiv of Studioful designs produced Nuestra Mesa and kicked off this project.