"Tales from the Porch Extensions: Featuring Fokus’d Kreatives" with Aitina Fareed-Cooke

Aitina Fareed-Cooke developed the Tales from the Porch project in 2019 under Get Fokus’d Productions as an opportunity to amplify the stories and the voices of members of the Buffalo, NY community. Fareed-Cooke extended Tales from the Porch and developed a creative arts apprenticeship called Fokus’d Kreatives as an opportunity to support emerging artists as they develop their artistic craft within the creative arts field.

Over the course of 6 months, Fareed-Cooke guided the current cohort of five Fokus’d Kreatives as they responded to the 2022 Tales from the Porch project. Emerging artists Isaac Fareed, Stephen Forman Jr., Tallulah Gordon, Kaitlyn Lowe, and Mykiss Washington were also given paid opportunities to add to their resume and support their art production. The end result is Tales from the Porch Extensions, an exhibition of new work in a range of media including photography, film, video productions, sound engineering, illustration, and poetry/creative writing.

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Buffalo, NY
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