Deja Squire and Deja Beauford, senior fellows at the Kite’s Nest Social Justice Leadership Academy, performing at the summer program’s capstone event. A training ground for teen activists, the Social Justice Leadership Academy combines transformative political education, arts, healing, and youth-led organizing.
Elena Mosley and Anna Mayta rehearsing at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park for a performance to be held on September 2, part of the Hudson Eye festival. Mosley
is the cofounder of Operation Unite, New York, whose mission is to produce well- rounded, progressive youth who will enter adulthood with a sense of direction, self- esteem, and social consciousness, willing to reinvest themselves in their communities.
Painter and sculptor Reggie Madison in his studio at Basilica Hudson preparing work for his solo show, “Home Grown,” which runs through October 10 at September gallery.
Sculptor and ceramic tile maker Sher Stephens in her basement studio on Prospect Street. Stephens’s work can be found in shops and museums in California, New York, and Florida, as well as online at her Etsy shop Sirensandgoddesses.
Henrietta Goveia, owner of the vintage clothing store Out of the Past, at the Antique Warehouse on South Front Street.
Community activist Peter Spear
in Cherry Alley. Spear has been documenting the alleys of Hudson for the past 10 years. Instagram: @thealleysofthefriendlycity.
Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce, cofounders of the Time and Space Limited art center (434 Columbia Street), celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on July 24. The longtime Hudson artists, activists, and educators were among the
first same-sex couples to be legally married in New York State in 2011.
Jeremy Bullis preparing a piece in his studio for an upcoming group show, “WinterOver?” curated by George Spencer and coordinated by the Joyce Goldstein Gallery in Chatham.
Shaheim DeJesus at the Hudson Area Library. When schools were closed during lockdown, DeJesus set up a series of wireless hotspots to provide internet to disadvantaged students for remote learning. He has recently launched UnityNow, a wireless internet provider that seeks to make high-speed internet affordable for everyone in the city.