Window Studio

Window Studio Project, Brooklyn NYSince September 2012, I have been painting in the storefront window at 356 Marcus Garvey Avenue and can be found working there on a regular weekday basis to create a “collaborative portrait” of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Made possible with funding from the Puffin Foundation, the project’s mission is to “continue the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.” The interactions I’ve had with Window Studio’s many visitors indicate the transformative power of art in people’s lives. Through the experiences that they share with me, the people they ask me to paint portraits of, and the reasons why these people are important to them, the project has become an nexus not only of art but an assertion of personal and community empowerment in a historically poor, working class area undergoing sharp economic changes.

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