I did my #CityArtistCorps workshop last weekend in Jackson Heights as a part of a community engagement event. I’m so thankful for the help I received from local community activists and volunteers, Nuala O’Doherty and Jim Burke to find a spot and run the event. I worked with about 30 young students and we drew and painted imaginary, sustainable, and green cities, inspired by the work of visionary artist and architect Friedenstrich Hundertwasser. As always, working with youth is absolutely rewarding.
I want to suggest to other artists who received the same grants, to offer their workshops outdoors. I had to take my mask off, here and there, in order to talk, but working in a ventilated area was a good choice.
Thank you #CityArtistCorps! This $5,000 award was created to activate and energize New York City’s artists and engage the public with arts activities this summer and fall. I’m proud to bring you the below art workshop. Thank you for being part of my creative journey, and thanks to @nyfacurrent, @NYCulture, @MadeinNY, and @queenstheatrenyc for the support!
New York, NY – Deborah Wasserman is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.
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