My Time Has Come represents a ‘marriage’ between Mrs. Cole-Lacy’s wearable art business (Madona Cole Originals) and her cultural arts program. Madona Cole-Lacy’s professional activities span over a period of 25 years. She has experience teaching in the New York City Public School System, conducting workshops which include district-wide staff professional development, adult education, as well as workshops for people of all age groups, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
Even though the artist takes full advantage of her extensive professional teaching experience and skills gained from working with at-risk youth, juvenile delinquents, special education and gifted youth, parents and teachers, it is her passion to motivate, educate and inspire others that is the driving force behind her effective workshops.
She facilitates multi-ethnic textile designing workshops, curates art exhibitions of her original textiles and wearable art, and conducts contemporary and cultural fashion shows at schools and libraries throughout Long Island.
She was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, to parents who were instrumental in providing her a broad educational experience.
Mrs. Cole-Lacy has been featured several times in Long Island Newsday and other print media, and has appeared in interviews on both television and radio. She belongs to several professional organizations including the Surface Design Association, Art League of Long Island and Americans For The Arts. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Long Island Arts Alliance and is committed to community service for which she has received several citations from government officials. Madona Cole-Lacy is also a committed mother whose devotion to laying a firm foundation in the academic, social and spiritual development of her now young adult children has been of paramount importance to her.
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