Eva IaconoEva Iacono was born and raised on Long Island and has been living on the South Fork for the last 22 years. She has an advanced degree in Education in TESOL and is certified in New York State as an ESL and Spanish instructor. She was an English language teacher for almost three decades, six years of which she taught English in Barcelona, Spain. Most recently, she taught English as a Second Language and Spanish Language Arts in the East Hampton School District. Apart from teaching languages, making art has been essential and constant for her throughout her life. Most of her pieces delve into portrait and landscape photography as well as portrait drawing using oil pastels and mixed media. She has participated in many juried, open and invitational group shows throughout the East End and New York State and she had a one woman show at the Ammerman Library of Suffolk County Community College.
Walter E. SanchezWalter E. Sanchez is originally from Argentina, but has lived and worked in the United States for 22 years. He started his own company called Servicehampton.com , located in Sag Harbor,Walter has always thrived in an academic setting and has committed himself first and foremost to lifelong learning. His education and experiences have been eclectic and include the following: 18 years of studies at The School for Psychoanalysis and Metaphysical Studies in Argentina, 3 years of studies in psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Argentina, and 2 years of various computer and language classes at Southampton College on Long Island. Mr. Sanchez also earned a certificate in Reflexology from the Open Center in New York City and has recently taken classes at The International Center for Photography in New York City.Walter has traveled extensively and has many fascinating photographs from his adventures. His most recent journey in 2015, was a two-month trip through Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Walter sought to expand his knowledge of the ceremonies of ancestral cultures of the Andes Mountain region. Earlier in the year, he had stayed with native peoples in the jungles of Ecuador and Peru, and found their spiritual knowledge to be profound and inspiring. Walter hopes to bring the experience of learning their customs to the mainstream U.S. culture by way of photography and storytelling.Walter is proud to call eastern Long Island home. He has volunteered at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, teaching the “Computers for Beginners” class, and was a member of the Suffolk County Hispanic Advisory Board in 2013.Walter is also the Director of BeUnico, an art gallery in Sag Harbor, NY, founded in 2013. Walter frequently displays his photographic work in exhibitions here, and also the work of other local, emerging artists.Walter has collaborated with his production assistant, Eva Iacono, on many projects including for the BeUnico gallery and with her East Hampton High School students’ Identity Collage Project, which was shown at Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY in September of 2015, and at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY from October – December of 2015. Thanks to Covid-19 and the experience of 3 months of quarantine in Argentina, Walter found a new way to make his soul speak- through painting with textures and natural pigments. After a beautiful ‘un-love’, he developed painting as a means of healing his soul. He also further developed his sensitivity to the sacredness of plants. In this way, the path of his own recycling continues. He came to the realization that one fundamental way to grow is to share and thus the Share to Share project was born.
Walter E. Sanchez