Art in the Air Presents: Poetry in the Air

With funding from Bronx Council on the Arts with their Community Arts Grant AND Arts Fund Grant I am proud to continue working with New York Public Library Parkchester Branch in the Bronx to revitalize, and decorate their outdoor courtyard to bring excellent, high quality FREE art programming to their local community. This year I…

Plarn – plastic yarn – Workshops!!!

I was delighted to be invited by New York Public Library to hold a series of six workshops at four different branch locations in the Bronx and Manhattan. So…… Let’s make Plarn! Plastic yarn made from plastic bags. Local Bronx artist Ruth Marshall will teach you how to crochet using this FREE yarn that we…

Hyperallergic review of my show!

My exhibition at Hunterdon Museum has received a review from Hyperallergic, the popular art and culture blog and magazine. “Knitting the Endangered”, – my solo exhibition at Hunterdon Museum New Jersey runs through April 21st , 2019. “Knitted Works of Endangered Animals that Inspire Warmth and Empathy”, Ilene Dube, Hyperallergic, ‘19

Art in the Air 2

When I walked into the New York Public Library branch at Parkchester, I had a bit of an ‘aah’ moment. They had an outdoor courtyard!!!! Perfect for an art installation of paracord! It was very visible from the busy street and overhead subway, library patrons can only enter the branch by walking through it, and…

Art Recycled

I was glad to be back at Morris Park Library in the Bronx to run a new program funded by Bronx Council on the Arts through New York State Council on the Arts. ‘Art Recycled‘ was all about reuse, reduce, recycle, an environmentally friendly art program that was FREE. You know all of those plastic…

Art in the Air

My local library here in the Bronx has amazing programming for the general public to participate in. Working with library manager Dawn Holloway, who allowed me to install artwork in the library, and targeting children, teens, adults, senior and special needs, dozens of people were involved in the creation of Art in the Air. This…

Crafty Seniors – A Su Casa Journey

SU CASA!!! The new buzzword as far as I’m concerned. This restructured program initiated by New York City Council to bring artists into senior centers around the NYC boroughs is quite frankly – fantastic. I was very honored and happy to have my idea for a class selected by my local program administrators – Bronx Council…

Hanging Garden

At the start of the year I got a strange phone call from Jodi Moise, the curator of the fine art program at Montefiore Health System, asking if I would consider an outdoor commission of my floral work. I wasn’t really sure since I’ve always worked with woollen yarn for my knitted artwork. But that’s…

VOGUE KNITTING LIVE!

This weekend! Jan 15 – 17 I am participating in the artists gallery right outside the Marketplace at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at this amazing event, those of you who have been, know what I mean 😉 Times Square, New York City – 1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th St. Come find me and get…

Governor’s Island & new website!

“Knit Ditty”  (feature image), was developed and photographed in LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center at Governor’s Island. photo credit: R.Marshall. I have had such a great time on Governor’s Island this past five months as a participant of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program, and the best of my drawing and knitted experimental…