Montserrat Alsina

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Montserrat Alsina, originally from Venezuela, is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher and cultural worker. She received a B.A. from Rhodes College in Visual Art and Education, and an M.F.A. in Performance Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is certified as a 200 Level yoga instructor and has studied other modalities of energy healing. She spends her time between Chicago and Las Galeras, Dominican Republic, creating art, doing yoga and supporting the communities. She is co-founder of several initiatives in the Pilsen neighborhood: Colibri Studio Gallery, 18th St Pilsen Open Studios and Nahui Ollin Danzas Ceremoniales. She worked full time at two leading educational institutions in Chicago, Francis W. Parker School and North Shore Country Day School, for a total of 19 years. She has also taught in numerous Arts organizations in Chicago as an independent contractor. She has received a number of grants from the Illinois Arts Council as well as from NSCDS giving Alsina the opportunity to travel to different countries, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, Java, and Bali. She has exhibited in the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada.

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Montserrat Alsina, originally from Venezuela, is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher and cultural worker. She received a B.A. from Rhodes College in Visual Art and Education, and an M.F.A. in Performance Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is certified as a 200 Level yoga instructor and has studied other modalities of energy healing. She spends her time between Chicago and Las Galeras, Dominican Republic, creating art, doing yoga and supporting the communities. She is co-founder of several initiatives in the Pilsen neighborhood: Colibri Studio Gallery, 18th St Pilsen Open Studios and Nahui Ollin Danzas Ceremoniales. She worked full time at two leading educational institutions in Chicago, Francis W. Parker School and North Shore Country Day School, for a total of 19 years. She has also taught in numerous Arts organizations in Chicago as an independent contractor. She has received a number of grants from the Illinois Arts Council as well as from NSCDS giving Alsina the opportunity to travel to different countries, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, Java, and Bali. She has exhibited in the U.S.A., Mexico and Canada.

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