YONKERS ARTS Ray Wilcox & Natalie Talk about it with Franjez Episode 33

Franjez interviews Ray Wilcox alongside Natalie on Talk about it with Franjez Episode 33


4/7/20242 min read

In the latest episode of "Talk About It with Franjez," the stage is set for an enlightening conversation as host Franjez is joined by two remarkable guests: Natalie from The Least Favored Podcast and the esteemed Ray Wilcox, the Executive Director of Yonkers Arts. Ray, a seasoned brand strategist, marketing professional, and community leader, takes center stage in this engaging dialogue, sharing insights from his diverse journey and shedding light on the dynamic world of Yonkers Arts.

A Curator of Culture: Ray Wilcox and Yonkers Arts

Ray Wilcox's impact on the cultural landscape of Yonkers is undeniable, highlighted by his role in curating the Earl DMX Simmons Exhibit at the Yonkers Arts Studio—an homage to the late great legend of the city. Located at 216 Lake Ave, Yonkers, New York 10703, this exhibit stands as a testament to Ray's dedication to preserving and celebrating the artistic heritage of the community.

Academic Excellence and Beyond: Ray's Journey Unveiled

Ray's academic journey is a testament to his multifaceted talents and relentless pursuit of excellence. From graduating with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in English at Lehman College to his DJ days at Pace University, Ray's academic and extracurricular achievements laid the groundwork for a remarkable career in the arts and community development.

Navigating the World of Yonkers Arts: Insights and Inspiration

Delving into the world of Yonkers Arts, Ray shares insights into the Power Lab and the dynamics of being part of a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering creativity and cultural enrichment. As the Director of Community Development at The Plant and the Founder of Defiany Media Group, Ray's impact extends far beyond the realm of art, touching lives and transforming communities.

Balancing Act: Achievements, Health, and Well-being

Reflecting on his achievements, including being on the dean's list and winning basketball championships at Pace University, Ray offers insights into his approach to maintaining physical health, dietary habits, and strategies for mental well-being. As a community leader and advocate for holistic wellness, Ray's perspective on balancing personal and professional life is both insightful and inspiring.

Tune in for an Informative and Inspirational Episode!

Whether you're a student, a professional, or someone passionate about community development, this episode offers valuable insights and engaging anecdotes. Join the conversation with Franjez, Natalie, and Ray as they explore the multifaceted aspects of life, education, and community leadership. Don't miss this opportunity to glean wisdom from Ray Wilcox and gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of art, community, and leadership.

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