There are more than 300 miles of construction fences and sidewalk sheds that dot New York City neighborhoods. While these temporary protective structures are part of the urban landscape, in most instances they are unappealing and represent the inconvenience of construction projects.
The goals of the pilot are to:
1. Improve the pedestrian experience for NYC residents and visitors across the five boroughs by transforming temporary protective structures into sites for the display of art; and
2. Increase opportunities for cultural organizations and artists to present artworks that are relevant to the communities surrounding the installation sites.
City Canvas launched in October, 2019 with #7on16th, an exhibition of 7 female and non-binary NYC street artists. This inaugural exhibition was installed on the northern facade of Google’s Chelsea location.
Veteran and new work-from-homers share self-care practices, rituals, and boundaries to make working remotely successful for creatives. As creative professionals, gig workers, freelancers, and small business owners, many of us are familiar with the challenges and benefits of working remotely from home.
We are living code, social psychologist Patrycja Slawuta tells us, and you have the agency to reprogram your brain. Follow these simple steps to get out of your own way and back to creating. As creatives, we’ve all experienced creative blocks, misplaced passions, and a lack of career focus and clarity in some form or another. They can be roadblocks keeping us from producing our best work.
Maria Lupianez and Hisham Akira Bharoocha talk about intertwining their talents to capture the essence of the extraordinary people at Fulton houses and Chelsea-Elliott houses.