Today after school we hosted an onsite Wide Rainbow Workshop with returning artist Elizabeth Jaeger at NADA New York! Elizabeth hosted a fun sculpture workshop with group of families, fellow artists, art fair visitors, and anyone who wanted to join us for about on hour at the NADA stage. We used magic-sculpt and some fun left over materials from past workshops to create unique sculptures and works of art inspired by the pieces that Elizabeth had exhibited at the fair with Jack Hanley Gallery. Take a look at all the fun we had including giving out some cool new Wide Rainbow T-Shirts that LQQK Studio helped us create!!!
Today after school we had an amazing opportunity to meet with New Museum curator Margot Norton for a Wide Rainbow Walk-through of Pipilotti Rist's 'Pixel Forest' exhibition!!! This survey of celebrated Swiss female video artist has become the New Museum's most visited show ever! From floor to floor we floated through immersive and dreamlike environments showcasing Pipilotti Rist's video work from the 1990s to today. Each filled with a different sound, visual, and spectacular space for us to explore. Much love to Margot + the New Museum for giving the Lower Eastside Girls Club, Girls Prep, and the Sixth Street Community the opportunity to experience this very special show in the neighborhood!!
MoMA Curator Lucy Gallun gave our high school girls from the Lower Eastside Girls Club a thoughtful Wide Rainbow Walkthrough of Nan Goldin 's prolific photography and explained the premise for her slide show The Ballad of Sexual Dependency which was first exhibited throughout Lower Manhattan in the 1980s. All the images on view at MoMA in this exhibition documented her personal experience and captured a generation/moment with romance, sorrow, and an intimate point of view! Thank you Lucy for sharing this poignant exhibition with the Lower Eastside Girls Club today after school!
TMW after school curator Lucy Gallun will be giving some of our high school girls from the Lower Eastside Girls Club an intimate tour of Nan Goldin's somber and celebrated slide-show The Ballad of Sexual Dependency at MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art). With nearly 700 slides documenting Nan's personal life mostly throughout the 1980s, we are in for a profound experience and opportunity to discover NYC from a different generation and Nan's distinct point of view.
Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Through February 12, 2017
The Museum of Modern Art
Comprising almost 700 snapshot-like portraits sequenced against an evocative music soundtrack, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a deeply personal narrative, formed out of the artist’s own experiences around Boston, New York, Berlin, and elsewhere in the late 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
We had the absolute pleasure of working with renown artist and fringe fashion designer Susan Cianciolo who hosted a Wide Rainbow Workshop with the Young Women's Leadership School in Bushwick today. She created an embroidery activity for the girls to create there own fashion, pieces, pillows, or even little sculptures inspired by here own works of art + DIY fashion lines from the 90s. Susan also gave the girls a tutorial by drawing on some recycled fabric swatches, adding colors with fabric markers, giving basic sowing instructions to make there own works of art come alive!! Check out all the fun fabrics and recycled materials the girls got to play with during Susan Cianciolo's Wide Rainbow Workshop yesterday in Bushwick!!
TMW after school we have an exciting opportunity to meet with curator Kelly Taxter at the Jewish Museum! Kelly helped curate the exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours) and will give us a special tour of the show, talk about her role as a curator in the art world and not mention, provide access to the Jewish Museum while it's closed to the public! Looking forward to an exciting Wide Rainbow Walkthrough with Kelly Taxter and the middle school girls from Girls Prep on the Lower Eastside!!!
In this highly unconventional exhibition, visitors are encouraged to participate, touch, and even take home works of art by 42 international and intergenerational artists, many of whom are creating new and site-specific works for the exhibition.
Take Me (I’m Yours)
September 16, 2016 - February 5, 2017
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
What an awesome after school workshop with artist and illustrator Aidan Koch at Girls Prep Middle School! Aidan created a cool comic book workshop and introduced some of her own illustrations, sculptures, and recent exhibitions in a slide show presentation to inspire the girls! After her introduction, we started with a collaborative comic strip warm-up and then moved on to making one big group comic! From anime characters to story arcs - Aidan led a dynamic and informative Wide Rainbow Workshop. She even left a few of her own publications for the girls to take home and will be turning our after school activity into a real published comic book soon!!! Much love to Aidan for returning this school year and hosting another stellar workshop with us in the Lower Eastside ;)
Maia Ruth Lee hosted our 1st Wide Rainbow Workshop with the Young Women's Leadership High School of Brooklyn today after school! She put together an incredible slide show of symbols, glyphs, and the transition of images over time as a platform to share her own artistic practice including sculpture, painting, and even some conceptual play. She introduced the girls to some old school 70s and 80s clip-art that became the inspiration for the workshop. From there, Maia gave every girl a canvas tote bag, a ton of iron-on design decals + clip art elements, and some fun fabric markers to get creative!! We all had a blast turning tote bags into cool works of art and expanding to our new neighborhood of Bushwick with the YWLN!!!
We are thrilled to have another returning Wide Rainbow Artist from last year: Maia Ruth Lee (who is also our new Director and Artist Liaison) lead a workshop in Bushwick with the Young Women's Leadership High School of Brooklyn TMW!! Maia will introduce this brand new school to our Wide Rainbow program, her practice, and everyone will get to create a take home artist tote with cool clip art!!! Looking forward to an after school workshop and expanding into Bushwick!!!
Yesterday after school we had a special Wide Rainbow Workshop with video artist Rachel Rose who shared a projection of her recent piece 'Everything and More' with some awesome young artists at Girls Prep Middle School in the Lower Eastside. Along with a little milk, baking soda, and food dye Rachel wanted us to recreate the cosmos similar to how she did while editing her video and inspired the girls to make cool abstract works of art with simple household materials. After manipulating some cool dyes and making wild blobs of color Rachel had the girls to take instant Polaroid closeups similar to how she created her otherworldly universe in the video piece. The girls got to experience her video, make fun abstract artworks, and even take instant photographs with their own point-of-view!! Thank you Rachel for such an inspiring and cool video art workshop!
Thrilled to have contemporary video artist Rachel Rose kick off our 2016/2017 Wide Rainbow school year with Girls Prep Middle School in the Lower Eastside. Rachel will be projecting her recent video project exhibited last year at the Whitney Museum : Everything and More . She'll create a hands on abstract activity inspired by her out-of-this-world film stills. Looking forward to an awesome after school workshop and reconnecting with Wide Rainbow artist Rachel Rose!!!