Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections: Meet Amadou Bakayoko

October 9, 2014

BY JULIA GASPAR-BATES — In 2011, Amadou Bakayoko and his wife discovered Hyattsville by chance while they were looking for a new home closer to Washington, D.C. “I like Hyattsville because it’s quiet, safe and you have a diverse population,” he said.“The residents are living as a [read more]

Local artist: “Art cures”

August 14, 2014

– JULIA GASPER-BATES – Argentine artist Alfredo Ratinoff believes that being a “gypsy” has shaped his identity and the creativity that fuels his work. As we chat in his [Hyattsville studio, surrounded by his sculptures and mosaics, he explains that his art reflects his experiences [read more]
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