Interview with Elizabeth Baez
From - UM Libraries on July 5th, 2016
Interview with Elizabeth Baez, Puerto Rican artist. Originally born in Brooklyn, New York, she moved to Puerto Rico at the age of 12 and stayed there with her family for the next 4-5 years. She then moved back to Queens and received an Associate in Arts and Sciences for art and advertising design from New York City Technical College. She subsequently moved to Miami, where she currently resides and works as an artist and an agent for change in the community. Her art is imbued with scenic and tropic views of Puerto Rico. Elizabeth incorporates storytelling into her pieces. In addition to being an artist, she is also involved in education and teaches art from preschool to 12th grade. Elizabeth is very active in community service. She is a curator for silent auctions that benefit non-profit organizations, and is also on the Silver Angels Committee that benefits the Woman’s Cancer Association. She also serves as president of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women. She has received many awards and recognitions, such as the Humanitarian Award for outstanding community service.