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Curtiss Jacobs Gallery is hosting ProjectArt’s inaugural residency exhibition, exhibiting work by its 2016-2017 artists featuring artwork they have created in the library while in residence. Exhibition on view from Friday June 9th through Sunday June 18th with an opening reception on Thursday June 8th from 6 to 8pm.

Artists include:

  • Yasmeen Abdallah in residence in Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • Jasmine Anokye in residence in Flatbush, Brooklyn
  • Anthony Heinz May in residence in Brownsville, Brooklyn
  • Nancy Hernandez  in residence in Corona, Queens
  • Isaac Scott in residence in Grand Concourse, Bronx
  • Alana Roth in residence in Grand Concourse, Bronx
  • Elizabeth Tolson in residence in Bushwick, Brooklyn

About Project Art

Today, over 4 million elementary school students in the US do not receive any arts instruction. ProjectArt is solving this epidemic by building the largest free arts school for youth in the US, without owning a single building. ProjectArt deploys emerging artists to teach after-school visual arts classes to youth in the nation’s public libraries at no cost to the library, students nor their families.

ProjectArt’s innovative residency model grants studio and exhibition space to these artists in a very public forumthe libraryas well as the opportunity to design, implement, and teach yearlong art classes to youth in that same library.  Currently, our programs are offered in all five boroughs in NYCDetroit and Miami, with programs launching in LAChicago and Pittsburgh in Fall 2017.