Many building walls all over Brooklyn are covered by 40-foot advertisements or sleek glass floor-to-ceiling windows. But the borough is also a gallery for muralists, cultivating waves of activist artists who seek to represent the communities around them. Sunset Park in particular, with its diverse immigrant population and sizable industrial buildings, is one neighborhood that […]
A choreographer uses the artist’s paintings to inspire a new show.
Move aside graffiti, a new form of street art is tip-toeing its way onto the scene–”Yarn Bombing,” covering objects or structures in a public place with yarn or crochet. For some reason, millennials seem drawn to the art form. For example, London Kaye, a Brooklyn street artist, likes to put up her artwork on fences […]
Alejandro Tavarez didn´t expect to sell much early in the afternoon, but not even two hours after the exhibition started he barely had time to talk to visitors. Instead, he was on his knees, picking T-shirts and jumpers from below the table. “Give me the brown one,” someone demanded, as Tavarez pulled clothes […]
Maria de los Angeles, 28, is a DACA recipient. Originally from Mexico, she now lives in Brooklyn where she’s finding meaning in her art. Through drawings and dressings, Maria is expressing with colors and materials her struggles as an undocumented immigrant.
As unusual as the art of wrapping stones could seem, it is a profitable job for Robert Kolsin, a veteran from Queens. The reason for his success, he says, lays in the stones and their powers and good energy. Every day, he packs his jewelry in a suitcase, and travels to Manhattan to sell his art. His stand […]
Students in Brooklyn learn how to heat and bend glass under an open flame to create neon art.