We’ll meet and walk around Dumbo at golden hour to draw or paint with pens, pencils, watercolor, or whatever you have! I regularly teach art and craft workshops with my company Distill Creative and I love helping individuals practice their creativity! Guests should bring something to sketch/paint on (like a sketchbook or notebook) and something to sketch/paint with (pen, pencil, watercolor, whatever you want).
Join an intimate tour of the Cooper Hewitt Library led by Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi, co-curator of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. On view will be many rare books and historical treatises illustrating our understanding of color and how it has evolved over time. From Isaac Newton’s Opticks to Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color, visitors will learn about major color discoveries and be able to browse the Library’s vibrant collection.
Craig Black shares the story of his career so far — spanning from professional football player (soccer player) to independent designer, sharing how it has shaped him and what he has learned along the way. Craig discusses how he got his business up and running with no financial safety net. He will speak about money worries and facing fear; remaining resilient and focused in achieving his dream, even in the toughest of times.
Join us for a special panel discussion featuring scholars and experts in Latin American art, feminism, and media ecologies as they present three innovative new readings of Marta Minujín’s legendary installation La Menesunda. Since its first installation at the Center for Visual Arts at the Instituto Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires in 1965, La Menesunda has only been recreated twice, the most recent iteration being the current New Museum exhibition, “Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded.”
Hand lettering is a form of art. You can have the sh*tty-ist penmanship but paint the most beautiful font‑like letters. In this class from Bawa Studios you will learn to enhance and transform your own handwriting with simple brush stroke rules and techniques. The goal is for you to walk away with your own style.
The Confined Arts presents From the Inside Out: The Power of Language to Incarcerate, a one-day justice conference in New York City that will meet and resist linguistic methods of dehumanization, which foster implicit and explicit biases about people in the criminal justice system. The mission the conference is to unveil popular labels, which are coupled with negative imagery about people in the system and provide re-humanizing counter narratives using the power of storytelling to highlight true-lived experiences.
Jack Tom is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, and educator. He has taught graphic design and illustration at New York University, Syracuse University, Marywood University, Fairfield University, University of New Haven, Norwalk Community College and is Assistant Professor of Illustration at Western Connecticut State University.
Arca, the pseudonym of shape-shifting Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer, and experimental music composer Alejandra Ghersi, will return to The Shed for a new, four-part experimental performance cycle titled Mutant;Faith. Arca’s Mutant;Faith performance will take over The Shed’s Griffin Theater and will include three unique live shows, titled Gestation, Aftercare, and Ripples—performances that can be experienced as individual concerts or as a full series.
Join us for the opening reception of "Spalding", a site-specific project by Maximiliano Siñani. The name Spalding is ubiquitous on basketballs and while this brand is used for professional games, it’s also used in communities all over the United States. On half courts, like the one on 17th Street, neighbors play games, abbreviating and amending rules of the game to fit the court. Every day, these games take place in our neighborhoods and bring our communities together. At Open Source, Spalding will focus on the game of basketball within communities–activating both the private space of the gallery and the public space of the court with confetti.