Discover More: REMAP

Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016

remap video

Watch behind-the-scenes of the REMAP mapping and wellness workshop at Jeffereson Market Library (NYPL) on Vimeo. REMAP is facilitated by Anna Adler, Corinne Cappelletti, and Julia Rooney – participants of the 2014 Engaging Artists Residency focused on addressing homelessness through the arts.

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES: An Arts Ambassadors Exhibition

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2015

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 6PM-8PM, THE MODERNS
544 W. 27TH STREET, NY, (6TH FLOOR)

Changing Perspectives is a free, one-night exhibition featuring socially engaged art proposals developed by More Art’s 2015 ARTS AMBASSADORS. Join us as we celebrate these young artists’ enriching work and promising futures.

Phoenix Chen
Nicole Cuellar
Rawan El Choum
Jake Midgley
Olga Savuk

The event will be held this Thursday evening at More Art’s Chelsea office. Refreshments will be served. 

More Art at The Moderns
544 W. 27th Street (6 Floor)
New York, NY 10001
*please buzz up to the 6th floor

Join the event on Facebook

ABOUT ARTS AMBASSADORS
Arts Ambassadors is an extra-curricular mentorship program for high school students interested in exploring visual art as a socially engaged practice. Led by More Art staff and hosted by the School of Visual Arts, Arts Ambassadors will leads students through an in-depth exploration of the many facets of the contemporary art industry. For more information visit: http://moreart.org/programs/arts-ambassadors/

Thank You for Joining the REMAP Open Session

Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Special thanks to all who joined the open mapping, meditation and well-being workshop on Sunday, December 6th at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwhich Village. Take a look at pictures from the event and keep in-touch on facebook. Stay tuned for updates about the next phase of the project. Fore more info about REMAP: http://moreart.org/projects/remap/

REMAP Open Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 6th (1-5pm)

Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2015

Join the open workshop session on Sunday, December 6th, 1-5pm at Jefferson Market Library (425 Avenue of the Americas, First Floor Willa Cather Community Room.) The artists will lead a kickoff event featuring casual discussions, as well as a mapping workshop, a manna bread making class, a guided meditation, and other activities that the artists employ to facilitate the making of REMAP with transient and formerly homeless individuals. Discover more about the project here.

 

Event Schedule

1pm | Participant Meet-and-Greet

1:30 – 1:45 | Workshop Introduction

2:30 – 3:30 | Artist and Participant Discussion: Navigating transient populations; Logistical challenges in working with the homeless; Building resources together.

4:00 – 4:30pm | Meditation Workshop

4:30 – 5:00pm | Mapping exercise

 

American Turban Project November 24th 4-6pm at School of Visual Arts

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Join the American Turban Project Workshop led by Vishavjit Singh on Tuesday, November 24th, 4-6pm | School of Visual Arts, 141 W. 21 Street, NYC | 4th Floor Painting Studio

American Turban Project workshop is about exploring the power of cartoon images to tell stories, our own in some cases and creating new stories altogether. We will engage in a collective interactive session to create new cartoon characters to reflect on what it really means to be American. The free workshop is open to all NYC High School students and educators.
Email Zoey, More Art Education Coordinator, zoey@moreart.org to reserve a spot!
American Turban Project is hosted by the Arts Ambassadors Teen Mentorship Program a socially-engaged after-school art education program of More Art.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vishavjit Singh found his love for arts at a very young age. He started doodling Sikh characters in his free time. But thanks to his South Asian heritage was encouraged to leave arts for the sciences in teenage years. He studied Biological Sciences at University of California, Santa Barbara and Biostatistics/Epidemiology in Graduate School at University of California, Berkeley. The 9/11 attacks in United States and the subsequent hate crime wave adversely affecting many Sikhs created the ripe conditions for an artistic spark. Inspired by the creative response of American editorial cartoonists to the tragic events, Vishavjit started creating cartoons focusing on Sikh news/events.