We’re so excited to welcome our summer resident artists, Tianna Esperanza and Tatiana Chavez. Their residencies began officially on June 1 and both will be with us till the end of August. Tianna is a talented young singer-songwriter who will be working on her music this summer. She is a Cape Cod native who’ll be releasing her first album, called Afro Gypsy, later this month. Tati is a gifted young actor who just finished her BA in acting at Boston University. She’ll be working on a linked series of performance pieces as well as other projects. We’ll keep you posted on how these two wonderfully talented young artists are progressing this summer. We’ll also present their work in a digital way at the close of their residencies–stay tuned for more info!

We’re especially grateful to the Zeldin Family Foundation for their incredibly generous underwriting of all of the expenses of these two residencies. Long-time supporters of AOK, we are so thankful that the ZFF so completely gets the importance of our artist residency program–Tianna and Tati wouldn’t be with us this summer if it weren’t for them.