IMA student Betty Yu has been selected as a 2012 Create Change Public Artist In Residence that is part of the Laundromat Project.
This Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:00pm – 9:30p,The Laundromat Project is hosting a Dinner to Celebrate this year’s Create Change artists at its 3rd Annual Public Art Potluck. It will be at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002.
The Laundromat Project is a community-based non-profit arts organization committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, they bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, they aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
On Saturday, October 27th (from 1 to 5pm) I will be exhibiting, “The Garment Worker” an interactive media project piece that focuses on the daily life of a garment worker and the hardships she/he encounters in a local Laundromat in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Through the integration of a sewing machine, video and audio, “The Garment Worker” provides a rare look into garment working conditions that immigrants workers face in New York City through first hand stories, testimonials, facts and through the personal lens of the artist and her family.