‘Subway Sleepers’ are the stars of an upcoming photo exhibit by Brooklyn Heights artist Linda Kessler

Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition called “Subway Sleepers” at the Downstairs Gallery at La MaMa, a famous experimental theater at 66 E. 4th St. in the East Village on Wednesday, June 22nd from 6 to 8pm.  The show is sponsored by the Josephine Herrick Project, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Here’s a great article about the show:

 In the city that never sleeps, the ultimate act of vulnerability is slumbering on the subway.

Artist Linda Kessler spent five years taking photographs of nappers riding the rails on Brooklyn-bound trains heading in the opposite direction from upscale office workers on their way to jobs in Manhattan skyscrapers.

She turned the photos into works of art by layering them on top of each other and processing them in a special way.

“I wanted the photos to look like I had painted over them,” Kessler, a Brooklyn Heights resident since the 1980s, said in a recent interview.

They will be displayed in an exhibition called “Subway Sleepers” at the Downstairs Gallery at La MaMa, a famous experimental theater at 66 E. 4th St. in the East Village.

The opening reception is scheduled for June 22.

Read more: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/6/16/subway-sleepers-are-stars-upcoming-photo-exhibit-brooklyn-heights-artist-linda

 

JHP Program to Exhibit at Carnegie Hall

We’ve been busy this summer. One of our exciting new programs was in conjunction with NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Participants from each of the seven NeOn Arts were guided through an asset mapping project led by professional photographers. JHP was given the opportunity to work with the Harlem NeON Arts team and volunteer teachers Alberto Vasari and Wendy Correa focused on a “Healthy Harlem” theme with their group. Students learned more about living healthy lives and maintaining healthy relationships from visits to the Harlem Grown office and farm, New York Restoration Project Gardens (Rodale Pleasant Park and Herb Garden), Work Hard. Train Harder! (gym and personal training) and a visit from When Love Works (relationship building).

This unique photo project introduced participants to new resources in their local communities with the opportunity to create an asset map using photographs taken of each of the five found assets. The photos will be used in an interactive Google map and will be on display in an exhibition and reception held at Carnegie Hall on Monday, September 28th. This reception is free and open to the public. Funding for NeON Arts programs is provided by the Open Society Foundations and grant money was awarded to JHP for this project by Carnegie Hall.

Participants capture the greenery at Rodale Pleasant Park.

Enjoying the fruits of labor in garden life.

Participant puts to work some new people skills learned from When Love Works.