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…

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…

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…

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…

My Photo Albums

Here are some fun photo albums related to some stuff I’ve done. People, places, art and events……..dogs & cats included! Berlin Residency Australian Residency Montsalvat Exhibition – Australia Museum of Art, Maine – Exhibition & Bangor Australian Consulate, New York City Home of the Leadbeater’s Possum – Australia  

LMCC OPEN STUDIOS

NEW WORK Open studios this weekend on Governor’s Island. LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL PRESENTS Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence Saturday 26 September 12 – 5 Sunday  27  September 12 – 5  AND… FREE KNITTING LESSONS WITH ME! Ferry schedule – this is the last weekend the island is open to the public!! More info on…

KNIT

Sooo excited to be included in Samantha Elliot’s book ‘KNIT: Innovations in Fashion, Art, Design’, published by Laurence King publishing.  Also available HERE. Amazon link

ISLAND RESIDENCY

Right in New York Harbor Bay, a short ferry hop away, I have begun my artist residency with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governor’s Island as part of their Process Space Program. From August – December, 2015!!! I am posting regular Facebook photos on my page – Artist Ruth Marshall. Please peruse to see photos…