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GloWorksArt now & waaay Backstory


GloWorksArt is Gloria Holwerda-Williams (GHW) a Brooklyn, NY born visual artist, published poet, writer, vocalist, and arts program educator/developer/coordinator who received an MFA from University of Michigan and a BFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in NY. She has been a recipient of a Camille Cosby Fellowship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Granted residencies at Oxbow, Dieu Donne (NYC) and Kunst Akademie Karlsruhe (Germany). Two of her works recently became part of the Fisk University Art Museum collection of contemporary artists works.


 Gloria reading as part of "Keti Koti"  ("Breaking the Chains" end of enslavement commemorative

annual celebration) Festival 2012 at Oosterpark in Amsterdam


GloWorksArt has developed and coordinated visual art, poetry, and music events in venues including in New York at The Williamsburg Music Center, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Exit Art/The First World, The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, The Bowery Poetry Club, Casa Frela Gallery, The Puffin Gallery (with a grant from Poets & Writers, Inc), Sideshow Gallery, Tribes gallery, Kulter gallery and Delicatessen arts space in Amsterdam, Holland. Developed arts projects, exhibitions, readings, music events in collaboration with art organizations, independent artists and activist groups, and community-based organizations.   


GHW at an event with (R) Helene Ruiz artist/founder of The Urban Individualists


 GloWorksArt has contributed to the development of arts education programs of various New York organizations including HarborView Arts (NYC Housing Dept.), The Drawing Center, Art In General, The Cooper Union' Outreach Programs, The South Street Seaport Museum. GHW has been a professor for art at the School of Art + Design at State University of New York/SUNY at Purchase College and The Cooper Union', School of Art. She has taught art, poetry, and writing for educational arts organizations including residencies in public schools through Young Audiences/NY and at educational alternative sites.


 at  a gloworksart co-organized event with music and poetry performances including sound artists (R) George Cremaschi US/CZ  and  (L) Petr Vrba CZ as part of gloworksart curated "Cadavre Exquis Expanded" exhibition of  2d visual art and video works by artists/writers from US, Holland, France, Italy, and Spain at Kulter Gallery in Holland.


BELOW short video at this event of warm-up and impromptu collaboration with Albert Distelbrink NL on kora and George Cremaschi on stand-up bass...


 Her art works have been  on exhibition at Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, The Corn Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus, Georgia, Brooklyn Bridge Park (NY), Islip Art Museum (E. Islip, NY) Socrates Sculpture Park (LIC, NY), Exit Art (NY), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (NY),The Drawing Center (NY), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) and in Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, Holland and Germany. Her drawings used for the 2009 On The Issues (online 'zine) article "Birthers and Birchers: Hiding Behind Stars and Stripes" by Loretta J. Ross, and as part of musician/activist Fred Ho's tribute film,  All Power To The People-The Black Panther Suite.


 non-art college students during a class as part of GHW developed, semester long, studies of

(1970-current) contemporary arts

As poet Gloria, her poetry has also been published in The New Verse News (2012) D#6, D#3 (Holland 2011), BlazeVox (2010), the former E-publication Bent Pin Quarterly (2007), and literary magazines A Gathering of the Tribes #11, #6  and LUNGFULL! #3, Interview magazine, and Aloud, Nuyorican Poets Anthology (Henry Holt). She has read and performed her work at KGB Bar, Galapagos Art Space, The Bowery Poetry Club, St. Marks Poetry Project, NY Open Center, Blue Stockings Bookstore, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, ABC No Rio, The Drawing Center, and venues outside the US. She has written for Harlem World magazine (2003 online interviews with NYC artists) and for the former PlanetAuthority site (1998-2000) for Earthly Matters a monthly column of interviews, social commentary, writer' and visual artist' resource information.



"C" a poem created in collaboration via internet by Gloria and Markus Haringa a Dutch poet, inked on window as part of Cadavre Exquis Expanded exhibition, at  Kulter gallery in Holland





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