I saw PBS Art21, Documentary Series on Art and Life in the City, Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler Take Baby Step. This is a 8minutes mini documentary about a couple who are challenging to balance making their art works and family life. I think many artists are facing same challenge. I mean not only artists but also many of them. This is the phenomena our society is facing. Who can get everything?
I went to Chasama Open Studio at Brooklyn Army Terminal. I have never heard of Chashama. But it seems very unique art organization.
According to their home page, chashama partners with real estate professionals, receiving in-kind contributions of properties that are converted into highly subsidized studios, galleries, event and performance venues that artists at any stage of their career can afford.
By making use of real estate-in-transition, chashama brings culture, new audiences, economic activity, increased foot traffic to local businesses, and life to surrounding areas. This combination has made chashama a major force in the now vibrant creative-placemaking movement.
Here are some of the artists’ works from Open Studio.