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This interview with Sharece Johnson was conducted at Wendy McDaris Gallery in Hudson, NY on June 15, 2015. Sharece moved to Hudson from Queens, NY at age eight. She works with Hudson Promise Neighborhoods (part of Americorps), and is a student at SUNY Albany. She is also a lyrical soprano. In this interview, she discusses growing up in Hudson, the city’s creative spirit, her own experiences as a classical singer and actress, and mentoring children and teenagers.
I was born in Iowa in 1988, went to elementary school in Madison, WI, and finished growing up in Richmond, VA. I work as a strategist and UX researcher, and am interested in oral history as a different way to explore who people are and why they do what they do.
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