Saturday, November 06, 2010
Studio Sweet Studio
I picked up the keys to my art studio this past week on Thursday. While I don't have photos yet to post of the interior space, I did snag one showing what it looks like from the outside.
The studio itself is in the YOHO Center for the Arts, located in Yonkers, NY, in a vibrant and dynamic renovated former carpet factory building. It has a really large window, about a 16' ceiling and gray wood floors. It's essentially a loft space I guess and has that nice strong industrial feel to it.
The building itself is a growing community of almost 50 painters, mixed media, sculptors, and other artists and it looks like open studios are a regular occurrence. In fact, there is one scheduled on Sunday, November 14th from 11-6 PM. I'm not sure I will be moved in by then but my door will be open. Not going to miss an opportunity like that! I'm in Studio #510 on the 5th floor of 578 Nepperhan Avenue if anyone wants to stop by!
Over the next week or so I will concentrate my efforts on moving myself in. As for the direction my work will now take, I still haven't a clue, but I'm excited to find out. I decided to hit some thrift stores today to see if I can find some old books to help inspire me. Found this great online thrifting community which has a national thrift store directory!
I have to say I feel truly grateful for this new space to work in. It seemed to have happened suddenly and organically, which feels like the Universe has had (and still does) it's hand in all of this.