24.06.13 by Jeff

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class
More art projects aimed at seniors please! This project was born when costume maker and performer Riitta Ikonen (one of my favourite artists) and the blogger behind Accidental Chinese Hipsters, Alison Kuo, decided to make art with the dynamic and fashionable older residents of Chinatown.

“Wearable Art Class” is a multidisciplinary visual art and performance program for the senior residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown. They’ve met every Wednesday since January, at the City Hall Senior Center, and they have a show opening today at Christopher Henry Gallery!

See more of the seniors’ wearable works below!


Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class

The team behind this project has grown to include:

Riitta Ikonen (Finland)

Alison Kuo (US)

Yue Lin (China)

Wei Xiaoguang (China)

Karoline Hjorth (Norway)

Annie Collinge (UK)


Wearable Art Class
Reception: Monday, June 24th from 2-5 pm
Cocktail hour 6-9pm
Exhibition from June 24th- July 28th
Wednesday to Sunday 11-6pm
127 Elizabeth Street (between Broome and Grand)
New York, NY


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • lepetitfaon

    I absolutely love this! Yes, older people need to make things too! Brilliant.

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