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Thank You for Your Courage, Commitment, Sacrifice – Christine Wong Yap

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Former Sanitary Tortilla Factory Artist in Residence Christine Wong Yap created portraits of real New York City medical workers as messages of gratitude during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank You for Your Commitment will be displayed on electronic billboards in Times Square from May 15 to early June: 1551 Broadway at 46th Street (map), 1585 Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets (map), and 20 Times Square at 47th Street and Seventh Ave (map). Artworks may also appear on an electronic billboard above Lincoln Tunnel, and on 1,800 LinkNYC kiosks across all five NYC boroughs.

Learn more about Christine’s beautiful and moving gesture of gratitude to New York City below.

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Credit: Christine Wong Yap, Thank You for Your Sacrifice, Thank You for Your Courage, Thank You for Your Commitment, 2020, commissioned by Times Square Arts with For FreedomsPoster House, and PRINT Magazine, images courtesy the artist. Photos by by Maria Baranova for Times Square Arts.

“Piece by Piece” – Virtual Spring Showcase

Posted in Exhibition

Opening: May 8th, 2020

Join us virtually as we celebrate Working Classrooms students’ artwork from their 2020 Spring season! The event will showcase student work ranging from mosaic, painting, and projection mapping! Come spend the evening with us from the comfort of your own home while practicing social distance. Student art will be for sale so please join us in support as young student-artists look to alleviate financial stresses in such trying times.

“Waiting Room Poem” by hazel batrezchavez

We proudly present a limited online stream of “Waiting Room Poem” by hazel batrezchavez. The stream will only be available May  04-  May 18, 2020.

In the Waiting Room by hazel batrezchavez

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“my grandmother is here tonight
she writes like this
highlighter on lineless paper
bible verses
she pins them onto her mirror
so her survival tactics are reflected back at me
In The Waiting Room
where i am standing just as i am here now
Alone
surrounded by whiteness to my right and left
i don’t run here anymore, because there is no where to go ”

– excerpt from In the Waiting Room Poem by hazel batrezchavez

In the Waiting Room, is an exhibition that bears witness to the places where
individuals are asked to perform their identity, in highlighting the microaggressions
faced by someone who is racialized in crossing borders, inverting practices of authority
and focusing on the historical violence of language. In the Waiting Room, draws
parallels between the southern border and the institution as systems of oppression that
take up space and silence certain humans. The work is built as a reaction to the
current cultural landscape the artist navigates and moves freely between the written word,
large scale sculpture, textiles, performance, and video installation.

Intubation Boxes

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Sheri Crider in conjunction with New Mexico Craft Responders worked with volunteers: Andrea Deleon, Earl McBride, Amanda Dannáe Romero and Kristen Angerbauer with UNM Architecture to produce intubation boxes for healthcare providers. Intubation Boxes are reusable acrylic protective devices, originally designed by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai in Taiwan, that sit over the head and shoulders of  COVID-19 patients. The box acts as a protective shield between the patient and medical provider, with the intent of reducing the healthcare provider’s exposure to COVID-19. After each intubation, the box can be easily cleaned with a bleach or alcohol solution.

 

“Sheri took her first box to Lovelace Health System here in Albuquerque where doctors used it and immediately ordered 12 more. Since the first batch, she and a crew of volunteers…have made more that have gone everywhere from Roswell to Zuni.”

 

USE Makerspace Steps Up to Help Make/Distribute PPE for Frontline Healthcare Workers | CNM
Link to article: https://www.cnm.edu/news/fuse-makerspace-steps-up-to-help-make-distribute-personal-protective-equipment-for-frontline-healthcare-workers