Here are some progress shots of the artists work leading up to the event on August 8th, Coolin’ on Castleton!
Projectivity was recently awarded a grant from the New York Citizen’s Committee for a mural project designed by artist Kwue Molly. The theme was diversity, and it was our goal to get the community involved with helping paint the mural. Kwue developed the concept of having each student or resident paint a flag that is represented in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island. The flags filled in the word “ColorBlind”, sending a universal message that “We Are One”. Many thanks to Kwue Molly for really helping some of the kids get involved when most of them were nervous at the start. See the photos below.
Staten Island Arts has some amazing programming going on at their gallery/office site, the Culture Lounge, located inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. They recently hosted a mini festival featuring performances from teenagers in the fields of music, dance, and poetry. SI Arts reached out to Projectivity to see if any of the participants from our youth programs would like to perform, we put the call out and 3 of our talented young musicians came out and rocked the crowd. Watch the video here.
April 18th was a great way to kick off the Spring season on Wave St. Staten Island music and art scene was out in full effect. Projectivity invited 7 artists to come paint live in the Hub17 gallery. Early in the day, 8 different artists had been painting the entire block, creating the “Heart of the Art District”. Below is a recap of the night put together by the good people at @ArtCartel. Make sure to follow them and subscribe to see some great visuals. 5050 Skatepark and Cloudkicker was kind enough to donate some really great to giveaway to audience. All around great time, passion and inspiration everywhere.
Free Safety Network is an umbrella for a variety of radio shows; broadcasting live from the Staten Island Arts’ Culture Lounge at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal on the last Friday of every month. Projectivity has provided the technical setup and engineering to help run the shows. DJ Run P., in collaboration with Richmond Hood Co., has curated the programming with 6 different one hour radio shows hosted by different local Staten Island personalities. Themes range from literature and poetry to hip hop and producing. See photos here from the first air date on 2/13/2014. Make sure to tune in on the last Friday of every month at FreeSafetyNetwork.com.
After partnering with SI Arts, Projectivity has completed the Engineering Your Sound music program. This project was a part of NeON Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. After 12 weeks, 8 sessions in the computer lab at SI Makerspace and 4 sessions at Cobra Sun Recording Studio, the course was completed with 8 students, ages 17 – 21, producing and recording songs for the “Staten Island Studio Sessions” CD. Projectivity hosted the final event at 120 Bay Cafe on Staten Island for all the participants to perform the songs they created in the program. The turnout was a great success. See the recap video below. See more about the Engineering Your Sound music program and hear clips of the songs here.