When I would try to imagine what would be the perfect studio for an artist like myself, I would first think of a space. Working with large scale water-media paintings I really would appreciate a lot of space, wall space and floor space. I would also think that I should be able to do anything in such space, if I wish to mess it up – I can! Splash paint anywhere, construct object, experiment with lights… have a big party… I would be important to have strong artists around too, to study from and have a useful feedback.
I was lucky. I had it all for one whole year at TheArtBeat345NYC, a building, that used to be a set of small factories in East Harlem.
A french artist Norbert Waysberg in collaboration with Paul Ching-Bor has organized this space, which hosted 14 artists, me including. During the course of one year we have organized a group that we called TheArtBeat345NYC (Art 345 for short), we operated like a small company of artists, we have organized 4 major shows of our artists and some invited ones, we have raise over $4,000 for Saint Mary’s Health Care System for Children, as well as a show of children’s works from the East Harlem Tutorial Program that were created during the workshops at the Art345 Studios. Over 700 square yards of watercolor paper was used by the group to create more then 200 paintings.
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Here is a tribute to my Art345 Studio at day and night: