A pile of scattered photographs of girls of Color in an art gallery. Text over image reads "The Simmering Spices Art Collective"

Welcome to the Simmering Spices Webpage & Virtual Gallery

We are a collective of Girl and Femme of Color (GFOC) curators seeking to create artspaces that explore GFOC critiques and envisionments of education and educational justice. We hope you will join our community!

News

  • New Site Launched
    We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Built on the the university Aurora service, this new version of our site sports a modern look, faster loading times, and works on all mobile and tablet devices.
  • The Simmering Spices Art Collective
    We are excited to launch our new website and invite all Tri-State (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) Girls and Femmes of Color to apply to be part of our summer gallery exhibition exploring educational justice! Find out more about our team, our mission, and our call for art!
GET READY TO RUMBLE EVERYONE! The grand opening of our Art Gallery is only a day away! Tomorrow, FRIDAY, JULY 12TH, FROM 5:30PM TO 7:30PM, our art gallery will be open to visit! Come by any time during our open hours to visit and enjoy the artwork and workshops from July 12th-16th!

GET READY TO RUMBLE EVERYONE! The grand opening of our Art Gallery is only a day away! Tomorrow, FRIDAY, JULY 12TH, FROM 5:30PM TO 7:30PM, our art gallery will be open to visit! Come by any time during our open hours to visit and enjoy the artwork and workshops from July 12th-16th! ...

Artist Spotlight! Meet Blanca, a Mexican American artist who is neurodivergent and queer. They tend to make a lot of their work focus on mental health and growth. As well as confronting your pains and accepting them. You can see this art piece at Our Education Galley show located at Mi centro from July 12th till 16th!

Artist Spotlight! Meet Blanca, a Mexican American artist who is neurodivergent and queer. They tend to make a lot of their work focus on mental health and growth. As well as confronting your pains and accepting them. You can see this art piece at Our Education Galley show located at Mi centro from July 12th till 16th! ...

‘Defaced’ 2023
3’ x 3’

Artist Spotlight: 
Mikayla is a 20 year old artist from Brooklyn, NY. This piece is about unveiling the ugly truths within ourselves and the world around us. We knowingly and unknowingly participate in things that have ugly consequences; fast fashion, food waste, pollution, support of unethical brands that use child labor, over-consumption, etc. How can we become better at tackling these issues in a world that is seemingly unwilling to change?

‘Defaced’ 2023
3’ x 3’

Artist Spotlight:
Mikayla is a 20 year old artist from Brooklyn, NY. This piece is about unveiling the ugly truths within ourselves and the world around us. We knowingly and unknowingly participate in things that have ugly consequences; fast fashion, food waste, pollution, support of unethical brands that use child labor, over-consumption, etc. How can we become better at tackling these issues in a world that is seemingly unwilling to change?
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT!! Ana Sofia is a bilingual Latina from New Jersey. Ana Sofia uses her experiences as being a first generation daughter and her Colombian roots in her art work. Her piece is called “Pienso en Ti” and it will be displayed at the gallery show from July 12th-16th!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT!! Ana Sofia is a bilingual Latina from New Jersey. Ana Sofia uses her experiences as being a first generation daughter and her Colombian roots in her art work. Her piece is called “Pienso en Ti” and it will be displayed at the gallery show from July 12th-16th! ...

Join the Simmering Spices next Saturday to hear from our keynote panel! We are excited to announce that Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz will be joining us. During the panel, we'll be asking questions about her work both as a poet and social justice advocate. The floor will also be open to questions from the audience— you won't want to miss this!

Join the Simmering Spices next Saturday to hear from our keynote panel! We are excited to announce that Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz will be joining us. During the panel, we`ll be asking questions about her work both as a poet and social justice advocate. The floor will also be open to questions from the audience— you won`t want to miss this! ...

Artist Spotlight! 
Isabella is a Puerto Rican artist who has never been afraid to challenge the limitations of assignments given to her. One of her art teachers told her mom that that she was a very “out-of-the-box thinker” and this was because she was constantly challenging the directions or requirements. She describes her piece as “a corset top that is everything outside of the box.”

Check out her piece at the ‘Our Education: Learning and Unlearning’ exhibition showing from July 12th-16th!

Artist Spotlight!
Isabella is a Puerto Rican artist who has never been afraid to challenge the limitations of assignments given to her. One of her art teachers told her mom that that she was a very “out-of-the-box thinker” and this was because she was constantly challenging the directions or requirements. She describes her piece as “a corset top that is everything outside of the box.”

Check out her piece at the ‘Our Education: Learning and Unlearning’ exhibition showing from July 12th-16th!
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Check out the schedule and plan your visit!

Check out the schedule and plan your visit! ...