One week left to enter Mona Chalabi’s 100 New Yorkers drawing competition

Mona Chalabi, 100 New Yorkers. Photo by Ian Douglas. There is one week left to submit your drawing to Mona Chalabi’s 100 New Yorkers drawing competition! Artist Mona Chalabi created 100 New Yorkers to help us see what New York City looks like across different ages, races, genders, abilities, and neighborhoods. Can you see yourself in…

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Mona Chalabi & LMCC in The New York Times

Mona Chalabi, an illustrator, makes some sketches in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

“I am trying to show the population of this city in a way that allows that same population to feel seen in the data. I hope that when you pass those 100 characters, you see yourself.” Artist Mona Chalabi is featured in The New York Times.

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Join us on October 17 -18 for Virtual Studio Visits with Workspace Artists-in-Residence

Workspace Studio Visits

On October 17-18, 12pm-1pm, join us for Virtual Studio Visits with LMCC Workspace Artists-in-Residence for an opportunity to hear artists in unmediated conversation with one another, generating an intimate and direct understanding of each artist’s individual work, and touching upon the nuances that connect and link their work in overarching ways. The 10 participating artists work across a number of different media including drawing, painting, sculpture,…

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October 2020 Grantee Events

Sachiyo Ito and Company, 2020 Creative Engagement grantee, photo by Tony Sahara

Experience a wide range of virtual art activities by supporting our Creative Engagement, Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement grantees and their events this month.

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Complete the 2020 Census by tomorrow, September 30!

A person walks down a long, bright hallway with high ceilings in NYC's World Trade Center. To the left is a bright screen going down the length of the passageway featuring a colorful illustration created by Mona Chalabi for her project 100 New Yorkers.

Mona Chalabi’s 100 New Yorkers in Westfield World Trade Center. Photo by Ian Douglas. In 100 New Yorkers, artist Mona Chalabi uses census data to show the beauty, strength, and resilience that comes from the city’s diverse community. Chalabi’s work allows New Yorkers to visualize themselves as part of a multi-layered and intertwined society. Every…

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Join LMCC and LMHQ on October 1 for 100 New Yorkers: In Conversation with Mona Chalabi

A woman, journalist and artist Mona Chalabi, poses in front of a colorful rainbow background

Mona Chalabi, Photo by Lizzy Johnston. Photo courtesy of Michelle Grey. Join LMCC and LMHQ online for a conversation with data journalist and artist Mona Chalabi and Absolut Art Global Creative Director Michelle Grey next Thursday, October 1 at 5:30pm. Mona and Michelle will discuss Mona’s 100 New Yorkers project. Using census data, Mona has created 100 characters that, as accurately as…

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Upcoming Opportunities for Artists and Alumni Events

Parijat Desai,"Pardon My Heart" (Video still). Photo by Jon Burkland.

Parijat Desai, “Pardon My Heart” (Video still). Photo by Jon Burkland. Check out upcoming events and opportunities from our partners and alumni, including LMCC’s own Manhattan Arts Grants! Opportunities for Artists The VOTE Project In the weeks leading up to what may be the most important election of our lifetime, New York Live Arts is…

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Last chance to attend a Manhattan Arts Grant Information Session!

MoustacheCat Dance, Freedom Isn’t Free, Creative Engagement 2019. Photo by George Hirose. We hope you have taken a moment to consider applying to LMCC’s 2021 Manhattan Arts Grants. The application deadline for all three programs: Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Arts Engagement is about two weeks away. If you have not attended an information session webinar yet, there…

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River To River 2020: Four Voices – Resources for Action + Additional Reading

Jean Shin, Floating MAiZE presented as part of River To River 2020: Four Voices In the projects presented as part of River To River 2020: Four Voices, the artists have explored personal and structural vulnerability within the systems that connect us all, while creating space for contemplation, reflection and participation. These public artworks embrace the…

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The Steve Circuit concludes with Walking The Steve Circuit on September 16th

The Steve Circuit: Downtown New York’s Subterranean Spirit By Yuko Otomo & Matt Mottel

“The Steve Circuit.” Image courtesy of Yuko Otomo and Matt Mottel. On September 16th, 2020, The Steve Circuit concludes with Walking The Steve Circuit, a video essay by Yuko Otomo and Matt Mottel. They will share their own insight, stories and “astral logick” as they return to the sites featured in each of the six episodic…

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