Saturday, March 11, 2006

After Katrina, Artists Find a New Colony

Article in the New York TImes tells tale of fifteen displaced artists from the Katrina disaster.

"The loft, a former printing business on Hudson Street, was provided free for the six months ending in mid-May by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which was founded by David Rockefeller to bring culture to downtown after the World Trade Center was built. Tom Healy, the council's president, said the council, financed by charities that include the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, has been trying to raise money to extend the artists' stay, and this week received financing so that the program can continue into June.

An Open Studio Weekend exhibit for all 15 artists is scheduled for April 28 to 30."
Read whole article here..

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