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“This dapper little [bird] that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a [bird] like that in your family, so now [you] get to see what it was like.” ~Geena DavisDapperAmy Dinsmore6 x 6Mixed Media$25.00Www.hartgallerytn.comHART Gallery TN is a 501c3 not-for-profit entity that offers homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork.
Artist Profile: Ayda Castro
The Castro family was displaced from Colombia for political reasons. They were refugees in Ecuador, where Ayda and Sara met a woman named Paquita Pluas. She taught them the art of jewelry and to work with the tagua. It is an exotic seed that only grows in the Amazon. They are now refugees in the USA. Ayda, along with her husband, Nestor, are working hard to provide for their three children and grandson.