JC Friday Art Supply Swap is Coming…

Do you have leftover materials from an art project? Have WAY too much Cadmium White when you need Pastels? Do you have skeins of yarn you are not using? Or supplies from an art practice you no longer use?

We’re on the lookout for art supplies that can be used by someone else. Marie Condo your art supplies and make room for more joy in your life.

Here is how it’s going down:

Start rummaging in your closet and pulling out supplies you want to get rid of.

Come to Sky Garden Gallery’s Art Supply Swap
March 4, 2022, 5pm – 8pm
150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ PH9, 10th floor

with your items and trade, them for something else.

DM your Questions to @SkyGardenGallery or @MissTheda on Instagram

Feel free to contact me about specific items I am currently sourcing such as colored T shirts, sheets, fabric, rope, beads….

Swapping starts at 5:00pm. See you then!

Rethinking Community

During this time, the fellowship of making art with other people is a big missing for me. Art making is how I stay balanced. It is how I release my stress after a long day at work. Making art with other people creates special affinities.

Under quarantine, things are a bit different. Telecommuting for a work-a-holic personality is all consuming. At the end of the day, I am exhausted from having been SWITCHED ON for hours. I just don’t have it in me to call anyone, organize or hop on a ZOOM to say in touch with my community.

Lately, the few calls I do make, i’m learning about the passing of a mutual friend or family member due to covid-19. I tense up when the phone rings now. And the sentimental TV spots are starting to annoy me. I’m tired.

The one thing I look forward to is the 7:00pm Cheer for Heathcare and Essential Workers. The clapping, banging on pots and hooting and hollering each night with my high rise neighbors is a welcome release.

This is my new community. I now find myself listening for a certain scream from a building on Morgan Street or a particular clanking of a pot from the high rise in front of my roof deck. Hello new friends, thank you for keeping me sane.

Flash Back to Art House Big Mouth Workshop