Holiday Fun Show // Ebony Bolt
November 30 - January 11
This showcase is inspired by Bolt’s love for Art & Commerce. During the holiday season the thought of shopping for loved ones can be an overwhelming process. The goal was to create a space where people can have fun participating in an art activity and look at great gift ideas for the season. The life size interactive coloring book sheet is a collage of people Bolt has drawn during her train commutes throughout the city. The work is a two way print that is used in the scarves that are for sale. The idea is to complete the piece by the last day of viewing January 11, 2019. Bring your loved ones to help complete the piece before time runs out.
Ebony Bolt is an illustrator who uses the commuters she sees on a daily basis as her inspiration for her print work. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she experienced the diverse cultures that the city housed. She went to High School of Fashion Industries where she learned to sew and drape. During her college years she studied Illustration and Entrepreneurship at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York. She loved art and fashion, creating her own unique take on fusing the two. In 2018 Bolt was the Spring Artist-In-Residence at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY. She exhibited her piece during her residency in the Neo-Victorians Show called, “Botanical Dreams In The Concrete Jungle,” which is now a permanent work of the museum’s collection. In the Fall of 2018 Bolt was commissioned by the New York Transit Museum to design the wallpaper for its 17th Annual Holiday Train Show locates at its Gallery & Annex Store in Grand Central Terminal. As she looks to the future in 2019 her goals is to create more inclusive works of art and spaces for the masses.