Living and Learning By the Arts is located in the Soundview section of the Bronx in a. LLBA houses a small arts studio and gallery for exhibitions and classes. Our goal is to communicate, educate, excite and inspire through the arts. Classes in painting, drawing, arts/crafts, poetry, creative parenting and early literacy are offered off site.
A multi-talented, prolific and innovative artist, Ms. Aponte has been described as a true Renaissance woman. Aponte has a way of depicting the varied emotions of childhood with the delicate stroke of a pen, pencil, or brush. Children peering at some thing that has caught their attention are poised in a posture of curiosity; kids at play or dance, reach and leap in mid-air with fluid grace; a child abandoned, slumped in a pose of despair captures the heart and draws you in. Ms. Aponte’s use of contrasting and disparate materials come together in harmony as a marvelous metaphor for life. Her work comes straight from truth and life.