Murals for a Queens Supportive Housing Facility

Murals for a Queens Supportive Housing Facility

We’re always amazed by the awesomeness that spreads far and wide around this amazing globe of ours. Recently the Awesome Chapter of New York City have gotten behind a creative project for a Queens based supportive housing facility.

The building has been designed by Amie Gross Architects (AGA) who are working in collaboration with New York creative, Laini Nemett, who will be painting murals within the facility for Transitional Services New York (TSINY).

“The discussion with AGA began when Amie walked into my studio during LIC Arts Open 2015. As my work is based on collaged imagery from my own photographs and drawings of places in various stages of construction, this collaboration was a no-brainer.”

Nemett will track the progress of the building and create models and drawings that will culminate in two 8 x 10 ft (2.5x3m) paintings installed in the first floor of the building.

Upon its completion, the project hopes to inspire creativity and healing by immersing residents in a creative space that is relevant to them and serves as an accessible entry-point for fine art in the community.

Local and resident artists will have the opportunity to exhibit throughout the building, with receptions preceding each opening giving the residents a chance to connect with artists living in their community

The money from the Awesome NYC grant will go towards the creation of the paintings on the first floor however the whole TSINY building has been created with art in mind, with 18 “art niches” designed into the structure’s 7 floors.

The awesome project hopes to show resident artists of New York that there are opportunities for creativity being integrated into the city every day.

Speaking of art and communities, Newcastle is alive and kicking with amazing murals and street art. If you have an idea for a mural or community project, please submit an application to Awesome Newcastle for a chance to win a $1,000 grant.