Today contemporary painter Hayal Pozanti joined us for an another Wide Rainbow Workshop with Girls Prep Middle School in the Lower Eastside. We learned how to create cool abstract paintings and color coded compositions like her own works of art. Hayal first gave us a slide show presentation of her studio and shared some insight into her art practice to inspire the girls. After that, she gave us a little number quiz and questionnaire to pair with a key of symbols that she created for the girls. Using those secret symbols and some colorful acrylic paint the girls made their own coded abstract paintings like Hayal's!! Take a look at all the fun creations and works of art from this awesome abstract workshop.
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 ;)
Wide Rainbow artist Julia Rommel invited Girls Prep Middle School to visit her painting exhibition 'Man Alive' at Bureau Gallery in the Lower Eastside. The girls had to walk just a few blocks from school to realize an exciting space filled with abstract paintings and lots of color!! Julia welcomed everyone to experience the show and then had a really fun discussion after. The girls were very insightful as Julia talked about her experience in NYC as an artist as well as the landscape paintings surrounding us all. Each colorful painting made up with folds and lots of twists + turns!! We can't thank Julia and her gallery Bureau enough for having us by. Check out some images from this Wide Rainbow walk-through and if you too happen to be in the neighborhood, be sure to stop Julia's stellar show!!
November 6 - December 18 2016
Bureau is located at 178 Norfolk Street between Stanton and Houston
Abstract painter Monique Mouton led a fluid workshop yesterday after school with Girls Prep Middle School in the Lower Eastside. After presenting a slide show of her paintings, Monique introduced liquid water colors, wide brushes, and large pieces of paper for her activity. Inspired by her artworks, she asked the girls to pair up and completely cover each large swatch of paper with a wash of their choice. The juices began to flow from there and collaborations were made to create impactful abstract paintings. Take a look at all the wonderful works of art created during Monique Mouton's Wide Rainbow Workshop!!
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!!!