Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Simone Spruce-Torres

My "purpose" as an activist artist is to use my art as a vehicle to raise awareness of social issues and to bring about social change.

My "mission" is to create art that inspires individuals to take action and seek justice, raises consciouness, touches lives and gives voice to those groups who are marginalized.

Many of my images contain symbolism, but the inclusion is merely a means to more vividly convey my message. Political, religious and social issues are the predominant subjects that command my attention.

I create representational paintings and drawings, utilizing text and symbolism to connect the viewer to the subject in hopes of triggering an emotional response. My graphite pencil drawings, acrylic paintings and prints are very dramatic. I place a lot of emphasis on lighting, shading and detail.

My goal with my art is to move my audience from awareness to engagement on social issues without alienating the audience since they are the vehicles of change. I tell the whole story placing emphasis on one element or another making a powerful statement; sometimes utilizing text and close with a redemptive response.

Art historically has been effective in creating social change and beneficial to society. As an activist artist, I use my art as a platform to advocate and support multicultural issues that affect us on a local, regional, national and global level.

 

 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Simone
Job Title/Position: 
Owner/Fine Artist
Physical Address: 
25 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor Rear
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Last Name: 
Spruce-Torres
Phone: 
(401) 699-8091

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Design - Industrial
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Worship Arts Restoration Inc.
RISD Museum
Education: 
B.A. in Art
Awards: 
Next Level Arts Award
Rhode Island Women of Distinction

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Design
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800