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
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.





25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Antonio Lee

Lee10

A selection of paintings by São Paulo-based artist Antonio Lee. More images below.

Read More

25.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Captures Rare Natural Phenomenon

Kagaya1

Japanese photographer and digital artist Yutaka Kagaya happened to be in the right place at the right time, capturing what looks like a rainbow-blasting airplane flying above Oshino-Mura, Yamanashi Prefecture. While the effect can be explained as a form of cloud iridescence, that’s still pretty amazing! Check out a spectacular close up shot below!

Read More

25.05.16 by Staff

Barcelona Design Week: June 2 – 12

BDW

We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.

Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.

More information and images from last year’s BDW below!

Read More

25.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Rupert Vandervell

RUPERT-VANDERVELL04

A selection of photos from “Geometrix” by London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell. More images below.

Read More

25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Stripling

Stripling3

San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling diverges from her usual watercolours in this selection of oil paintings (click here for previous post). See more images below or on display at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle starting June 2nd!

Read More