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Vanessa Joga makes use of artwork to share historical past and tradition


Proper earlier than the pandemic, the then newly fashioned Worcester nonprofit group Guardians of Traditions co-presented an exhibition on the custom of carnivals within the Dominican Republic for Worcester Home windows on the Worcester PopUp.

“I like to inform individuals I had the longest-running exhibit in Worcester as a result of it stayed up till all the pieces went again to regular,” mentioned Vanessa Joga, co-founder and govt director of Guardians of Traditions.

The exhibition, which was offered by Guardians of Traditions and Cojuelos’ Productions, was titled “Dominican Carnival: A Colourful Story of Satire and World,” and drew a great response from individuals regardless of the circumstances, Joga mentioned. “It opened numerous doorways.”

So moderately than surrender hope of getting Guardians of Traditions established throughout the lockdown, Joga helped arrange two digital occasions and expanded the group’s mission.

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