Pop-up Art Studio, Week One – Jackson Heights, Queens

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It was so exciting to receive a New Work Grant from The Queens Council on the Arts! I did a 1 month pop-up / open studio in the heart of Jackson Heights. I created a new body of work and after a month, had a show at my beloved cafe; Espresso 77. 
 
This project was made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
 
More about this on Instagram and the Facebook event  page.
 
Here is a run-down on what happened: 
The better part of the pop-up studio, in my Subaru
The better part of the pop-up studio, in my Subaru
Pop-up storefront studio, from the door
Pop-up storefront studio, from the door
Pop-Up storefront studio, from the street
Pop-Up storefront studio, from the street
The artist in his natural habitat
The artist in his natural habitat
Storefront open studio – Free Coffee!

I was able to get almost the entire pop-up into my Subaru. After I unpacked and made cozy, I opened the door to the public. I was there every morning at 8 and I offered free coffee to commuters. I met so many great people, from all walks of life.

Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 6 (Aggregate)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 6 (Aggregate)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 5 (Plan)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 5 (Plan)
Viva Comida Poster, Jackson Heights, Queens
Viva La Comeda – Drawing Workshop
Musicians Matthew and Ezra

A guest appearance by guitar shredder Matthew Jost and Jackson Height’s own resident drummer Ezra Kessler.

Visiting artist Elisabeth Smolarz comes to draw. 

Kaleidospace Face Painting

Kaleidospace! I was really happy to provide a platform to this dynamic, young group of artists. It was the final blow-out with face painting, music, performance, dance and theater. 

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Sample works created during the open studio. 

During the the run of the pop-up, I did a crayon rubbing workshop for the Viva La Comida street fair. We drew with probably a hundred kids that day!

Clothing Sculpture – Installation Shot for Pop-up Studio
Clothing Sculpture: Study for "Rainbow Cloud"
Addresses

Open Studio: 35-59 82nd St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Exhibition: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Dates and Times

Open Studio: September 4th-September 30, M-F 8am-6pm

Exhibition: October 23rd-November 26th 

Exhibition Reception: October 25th, 5-8