Issue 7 Feature : Mary With Halo

Art created by Photographer and Designer, Catalina Aranguren and Poet, Rescue Poetix.

Catalina and Rescue are both artists and community organizers living in Jersey City, NJ. They are actively involved in enhancing and promoting Jersey City’s vibrant arts culture. Through their work together a friendship developed which resulted in a desire to create pieces together. This is the first collaboration. Their bilingual and bicultural background was also instrumental to their relationship.


Catalina was born in Bogotá and raised in Caracas. She moved to Chicago to study at SAIC and did a semester at Spéos in Paris, France. She is a photographer, graphic designer, curator, event producer and community organizer.

Find here online here: Photography: @carangurenhome / Design: @our_casona / JC Art Walk: @walk_byeJCPC / Fundraising series: @plates4parksJC / Pride Alliance: @jcpridealliance / West Side Stories Festival: @westsidestoriesjc / Titus: @titus_great and on her website here: http://www.argia.photos/


RescuePoetix, is a first generation Puerto Rican born in New Jersey with deep family roots in Puerto Rico. She established herself as an author, poet, spoken word artist, event producer, artist manager, sponsor, community organizer and collaborator.