Archive | April 2015

Friends with Money: Iviva Olenick

Work by Iviva Olenick. Image provided by the artist.

Work by Iviva Olenick. Image provided by the artist.

Name: Iviva Olenick

Aka: Director, Stitched Stories, Fabled Fiber (artist, textile designer, teacher, weaver)

Hometown: East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY

Current Neighborhood: Boerum Hill

Favorite thing about your neighborhood:

The Invisible Dog Art Center is the perfect spot for live performances, artist studios and exhibits. South Brooklyn Running Club makes race training bearable and even fun.

What did you get funded for?

Native/Immigrant City: Brooklyn in Soft Sculpture
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Creative Coalitions x The BITF Art Show

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Artist: Ms. Zukie

Creative Coalitions artists Michael Peterson and N Carlos Jay have begun their Brooklyn Is The Future (BITF) Campaign by making a stop in Bushwick before they unveil their Creative Coalitions project, The Writings on the Wall in Brownsville on May 30 from 1-4 PM on Belmont and Thurston. With support from BAC, Bear Burger, Car 2 Go, Hercules, and Six Point Brewery, Michael and Jay kicked off the spring season with an amazing group art show at The Vazquez Building, highlighting an arsenal of artists who ambitiously declare that they are the future of street art.
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Resources for Artists: Legal

Being an artist or arts organization in today’s day and age is hard. It just is.

The money is gone and the industry is constantly shifting in a way that makes the already insanely difficult and vulnerable process of creating, even more stressful and uncertain.

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Friends with Money: Pixy Liao

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao's workshop.

Students create pop up books as a part of Pixy Liao’s workshop.

Name: Pixy Liao

Hometown: Brooklyn

Neighborhood: Gravesend

Favorite thing about your neighborhood:

Quiet, safe, and convenient for Asian grocery shopping

What did you get funded for?

Children Pop-Up Book Workshops at Brooklyn Libraries

What’s that all about?

The children pop-up book workshop is one and half hours long workshop provided at different Brooklyn library branches. The workshop is to teach the children how to make a simple pop up book, at the same time, encourage them to relate to their mother culture by teaching them in Mandarin.

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The Spring Creative Coalitions Project Award Recipients

We are excited to announce the recipients of The Spring Creative Coalitions Project Award. Michael Peterson and N Carlos Jay will be collaborating on an amazing project in Brownsville entitled, Writings On The Wall.

N Jay Carlos

 

Michael Peterson

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