Celebrating ‘Christina Quarles. In 24 Days tha Sun’ll set at 7pm,’ led to the first Learning activity held at our Chelsea location in partnership with the organization, Wide Rainbow, a NYC based organization that works to expand access to art education by connecting children from under-resourced neighborhoods with contemporary artists. Lower East Side children from The Sixth Street Community Center attended a walkthrough of, ‘Christina Quarles. In 24 Days tha Sun’ll set at 7pm,’ where they had the opportunity to engage with and learn about the exhibition.
Additionally, a Life Drawing event was also held at the gallery. Led by artist and adjunct Hunter professor, Tony Bluestone, twenty-nine Hunter MFA/BFA participated in a 2-hour long session alongside the model, Fatima Turay. Throughout the session, Fatima moved off the platform and posed by the paintings, which allowed for different lighting and a deeper discussion around each painting’s composition. The event presented an alternative framework for viewing art and demonstrated a new perspective for how people can engage with our shows in the future.