Espartaco’s Work-in-Progress - a collaboration with the public
1. Choose a word
2. Choose a canvas
3. With a pencil, draw a line from the chosen word to the chosen canvas
4. On your chosen canvas, visually express with art materials what your chosen word means to you. Feel free to think outside the box. You may use symbols, letters, colors, etc.
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.
Curator Tatiane Schilaro talks about the new work of Mano Penalva, Desenhos Interessados, developed during his two-month-stay at AnnexB’s Residency Program.
Penalva's “social drawings” consisted in building a simple arrangement: using empty plastic water bottles that he collected while living in the city, he organized them next to each other, “drawing” a line at each public space he chose to perform. This line “walked” across the space: one of the performance’s rules was that Penalva had to pick a bottle from the end of the row, placing it at the other end. When performing it in the enclosed space of a park, for example, Penalva repeated the action of moving the plastic bottles until his drawing led him to exit that particular space. Park goers who observed the performance do not only looked at Penalva’s action, but they started to pay attention to what they could do with those overlooked objects, creating new relationships between culture and what had been a simple commodity.
Alexandra Hammond, Alice Quaresma, Aniela Coveleski & Shane Williams, AnnexB, Anushila Shaw, Blake Hiltunen, Brooklyn Film Camera, Bruce Paly, Christie Brown, Ebony Bolt, Espartaco Albornoz Abreu, Frank Schellace, Gemma Lopez, Hannah Hill, ICY and SOT, Isabelle Ewing, Jacob Loeterman, Julie Gratz, Kathryn Rose, Kumi Hirose, Linda Schmidt, Michael White, Monica Tavarez, Negin Sharifzadeh, Nicholas DiCostanzo, R. Drada, Renée Caouette, Richard Cabral, Simen Meyer, Sophia Angelakis, Sophia Chizuco, Tenesh Webber, Walter Brown and more…
We look forward to sharing and celebrating the arts with you!