Crochet bags – from plastic

I have been crocheting with plastic bags for over a year now and have become obsessed with creating and designing attractive bags for every day use. (I have ‘plarn’ – plastic yarn patterns available in my store) These bags are strong, durable, different, eye catching, perfect for supermarket trips and moving your stuff around town!…

YES to plastic!

Yes to reducing, reusing and recycling plastic bags that is! In 2020, New York City, (where I live), will transition into a plastic bag free world! I am very excited about this, and I have ideas to reduce, reuse, recycle plastic bags by creating temporary art installations using this maligned item from our daily lives….

Poetry in the Air

The ‘Art in the Air’ program that I began in 2018 at Parkchester Library in the Bronx continued this year in a new dynamic way with guest collaborator – talented poet and artist Orlando Ferrand. With 2 grants from Bronx Council on the Arts we embarked on a very fun, very challenging and ultimately engaging…

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…

Plastic bag yarn – Workshops!!!

I was delighted to be invited by New York Public Library to hold a series of six workshops in 2019 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…

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…