18 Jul ArtBridge Exhibition Celebrates Public Art at NYCHA Developments, The NYCHA Journal
On July 8, a new art exhibition, “Present Power / Future Hopes,” brought outdoor art indoors to showcase the work of 59 New York-based artists who created 25,000 square feet of art to help beautify and bring public art to 17 NYCHA developments across the city.
The exhibition is produced by ArtBridge as a culmination of its Bridging the Divide program, a fellowship in which local artists design temporary public artworks that reflect the lives, histories, and aspirations of NYCHA residents. The artists created over 50 new, site-specific artwork that was affixed to construction fencing and sidewalk sheds at each location, as made possible through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ City Canvas pilot initiative. As part of the fellowship, the artists held hundreds of art workshops and community events with NYCHA residents. (See past NYCHA Journal stories on Bridging the Divide here.)
Read more at: The NYCHA Journal