Artist Offering Classes for Children, Adults at Watertown Gallery

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This summer, Nayda A. Cuevas will be artist-in-residence at Room 83 Spring, an art space in Watertown, the artist announced.

Referencing traditional portraiture and the selfie trend, Nayda paints naturalistic representations of people in oil on canvas. Her project consists of an ongoing collection of carefully observed miniature portraits seeking to challenge how our culture consumes digital images at an alarming rate and volume, without devoting time or energy to digest, contemplate, and understand what we see.

Nayda will be working at Room 83 Spring during the months of July and August on her series #Latina: Reclaiming the Latina tag, intent on creating active dialogue outside of cyber space. The artist encourages Latina women to join her in reclaiming the hashtag, by posting selfies that express what it truly means to be a Latina on the Tumblr blog Reclaiming the Latina Tag. Nayda’s studio residency will culminate in an exhibition of this series to date.

As part of her art practice, Nayda will engage with the community offering art lessons for children (ages 6-8 & 9-12) and workshops for adults during her residency. Please contact Nayda for schedule details at and visit her website to learn more about her work

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