Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library

While the New York Times may not be my preferred source for community arts fodder, I am so grateful for this recent article on a totally awesome project in Brooklyn (that I can’t believe I didn’t know about!). A Home … Continue reading

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StudioNYCHA: Developing Lives helps residents tell their stories

The Sketchbook Project got me stoked on participatory art, and there are few community art projects as impressive as Developing Lives at StudioNYCHA when it comes to self expression. Leveraging photography as the medium to share their perspectives, NYCHA residents are making … Continue reading

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Public art makes use of abandoned spaces

As crowded as New York is, there still exists a plethora of uninhabited and abandoned spaces here, from buildings to vacant lots. With a little initiative and a lot of tenacity, various citizens and organizations have turned these neglected spaces … Continue reading

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NYC artists show much love for MCA

As a Beastie Boys fan myself, last week was heartbreaking in many ways. I grew up listening to MCA, and it just doesn’t seem fair that such a talented guy that gave so much more than music to the world … Continue reading

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Public art by BroLab

I’m loving the work that BroLab is doing around the city! I first heard about this artist collective through the Bronx River Arts Center when they participated in the “Shifting Communities” exhibition series with their “Thrust of Sorrows” catapult, a … Continue reading

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StudioNYCHA shows NYCHA residents going the distance

Forget American Idol! Residents from New York City Housing Development showed star power times ten in their stunning performances for NYCHA’s 42nd Annual Talent Show Competition on April 21st, 2012. Taking the stage in the Miccio Community Center at Red … Continue reading

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