Zafiro Z. Romero Acevedo

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Mrs. Zafiro Zatzin Romero-Acevedo was born in Morelos, Mexico. She arrived in 1984 to Yonkers with her family and has been living here ever since. Her family started activities in Churches, Zafiro's late Uncle Don Lasaro began the first Mexican Community in South Yonkers. Zafiro and her other sibling where brought up in a very strong culture heritage, performing in Churches events introducing the first Mexican folklore performances from Son Huasteco (la bamba, state of Michoacan) Los Inditos (the Indigenous), Las Mananitas (early mornings Dec12-4:00am) in Saint Peter's Church, Saint Mary's Church in Yonkers, and Manhattan.   Zafiro earned her bachelor's degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA majoring in Computer Graphics Technology in Multimedia and Associates degree in Fine Arts and in Animation.   Today Zafiro is accomplishing her goal as a teacher and in Mexican Fine Arts as well as Traditional Mexican Performing Arts & Theater in the Tri-State area, Zafiro is also an artistic in face painting, Mexican murals,  caricatures. From Museums, Art Centers, Festivals, Community events in Yonkers, Public Libraries and Public schools and Mexican murals (Mexican portrait studio). At the Hudson River Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Long Island Children's Museum, the Museum of the City of New York. Untermyer Park in Yonkers, Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, the Center for traditional Music and Dance the Mano a Mano Organizing Committee. The Puerto Rican Day Parade in Yonkers since 1985, the Hudson Valley Health Center in Peekskill, Kensico Dam Valhalla, The Little Red House in Manhattan, The White Plains Annual Hispanic Parade, The Village Halloween Parade, Newburgh NY Memorial Day Parade 2004, Yonkers Public Library Yonkers and Central Avenue. Zafiro is also an artistic in face painting, Mexican murals, caricatures.

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