The Brooklyn Arts Council administers Grants for projects based at senior center sites across the Borough. Since February 2018, my placement at the Carmine Carro Community Center gave me the opportunity to work with seniors from Marine Park, Brooklyn. The participants developed drawing and painting skills to render images onto clay slabs which resulted in ceramic tiles. All materials were supplied through the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA grant and firings took place at my studio in Red Hook. The Carmine Carro Community Center provided the classroom space for approximately 12-14 seniors, who were inspired to create several designs as they gained confidence working with clay.
The themes reflected their interests in various travel locations or general subjects of nature or abstraction. On June 22nd, an exhibition and reception was the final culmination of the teaching residency, coordinated along with an exhibit of artwork by children in the Marine Park community.
CARMINE CARRO COMMUNITY CENTER
Tile by Caren Kramer
Tile by Marci Weiner
Tile by Nick Assante
Relief Tiles and Ceramic Hand Building for Seniors
a SUCASA residency conducted by Judith Hugentobler
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council sponsors weekly ceramic workshops at the Center on the Square Senior Center during March, April and May and June. An exhibition of completed tiles was presented in the Parlor between mid June and July 2016. Center on the Square is located at 20 Washington Square Park North, in Manhattan.
The Center Director is Laura Marceca. Phone: 212 777-3555 X 106
SU-CASA is supported by public funds from the New York City Council, in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department for the Aging. It is administered in collaboration with the City’s five local arts councils. The program began as SPARC in 2012 and was developed as part of Age-Friendly NYC, a citywide effort to make the City more livable for seniors. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.
Estrella with her first ceramic project
- Concept Design by Diane Naples for a sequence of ceramic tiles.
SU-CASA 2016 Greenwich House
February 7th until February 22nd 2015
Westbeth Gallery 55 Bethune Street, New York City
Reception Saturday February 14th 6:00 – 8:00
Photography by C. Bay Milin
Organized by the Women’s Caucus for Art New York Chapter