First Street Garden is an open art space serving the Lower East Side community where emerging artists, architects, community and cultural groups collaborate and create murals reflecting ongoing current activity in our society – whether they are politically motivated or supporting social activism. It is converted from a derelict building so there is a “run-down” feel but it’s a great way for the community to stay engaged and open dialogue surrounding our daily lives. Continue reading “First Street Garden”
I only found out about this artist – CJ Hendry – from my forever-Instagram pen pal. She creates these hyper-realistic, large-scale renderings of luxury objects (think high-end designer bags and expensive shoes) and spends an upward of 200 hours to complete a drawing. Her work can be seen on her website here: http://www.cjhendry.live/.
She had a one-time pop-up art exhibit in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Art Studios called House of Color: MONOCHROME. For four days only, viewers can see this seven-room monochromatic exhibit (you were only allowed two minutes in each room). A friend and I went early in the morning, about 15 minutes before the studio opened and we still ended up waiting three hours in line! Continue reading “House of Color: MONOCHROME”
The murals peppered throughout NYC give the city so much character – you’ve got the grafitti art in Bushwick, Brooklyn, artsy murals in the Lower East Side, and #LoveWalls in SoHo and Chelsea!
I wanted to share some of the walls I’ve seen just walking around and exploring the city and how it’s ever changing – sometimes it’s just for beauty, others are to make statements. Continue reading “#WallsofNYC”