This Wednesday evening: a reception for “Handy MInds” at Michael Mut Gallery

Here’s an announcement from VCS alumna Luiza Cardenuto about the opening reception for the second week of Handy Minds, an exhibition she’s curated at Michael Mut Gallery that’s running through August 31st. The show includes work from a wide range of artists, including several VCS faculty members, alumni, and students (you can read a little more about it in this earlier post).

Popping out of the page and coming to life, Handy Minds proudly presents the second week of our exhibition series: 2-D: Art as Everyday Wear. Our artists will bring out their newest collection of apparels and mix street styles with their own special artistic flair!

Featuring artists such as Peter Hristoff, Amy Wilson, Angela Miskis, Conner Calhoun, Lucia Hinojosa, Andre Garcia, Hallie Kruger, Ben Wittner… and many more. Check out our website: http://handyminds.tumblr.com/

Handy Minds

Multi-medium artist Luiza Cardenuto brings peers who are passionate about craftsmanship and performers who explore new ways of sensual amusement. Handy Minds is a four-week celebration featuring crafts, live performances, discussions and delicious food. Each week is devoted to a different dimension of craft – from decorative art, clothing and accessories, to homemade specialties – representing the overall depth and breadth of craftmaking:

Week 1D–The Flat Dimension: displays the rich character of photographs, prints, drawings, literature and painting.

Week 2D–Art as Everyday Wear: mixes street styles with an artistic flair; artists will bring out their newest collection of apparels.

Week 3D–The House That Art Built: pays homage to all things interior design, showcasing multifunctional art works. 

Week 4D–Art for the soul: homemade crafts to delight the senses, revealing hidden benefits of art.

The reception for Week 2D of Handy Minds will take place this Wednesday, August 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Michael Mut Gallery, located at 97 Avenue C in New York City. For more information, including the dates and times of the upcoming receptions for weeks 3D and 4D of the exhibition, visit the Michael Mut Gallery website or call 212-677-7868.

To see a few of the works in Handy Minds and read about some of the participating artists, visit the show’s Tumblr. You can also find a lot more about the exhibition at its Facebook page.

Here are some images from the Tumblr featuring a few of the VCS alumni and students in the show:

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Current VCS student Andrea Garcia at work on a piece for Handy Minds.
Current VCS student Andrea Garcia at work on a piece for Handy Minds.

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VCS alumna Hallie Kruger (class of 2013) next to a few of the works that she and Ben Wittner have created for the show.
VCS class of 2013 alumna Hallie Kruger next to a few of the pieces that she and Ben Wittner have created for the show.

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Painter and class of 2013 VCS alumna Angela Miskis shows off a selection of handmade earrings that's she's made with her aunt and grandmother during visits to her hometown in Ecuador.
Painter and class of 2013 VCS alumna Angela Miskis shows off a selection of handmade earrings that’s she’s created with her aunt and grandmother during visits to her hometown in Ecuador.

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An embriodered piece by multi-medium artist and VCS student Conner Calhoun.
An embroidered piece by multi-medium artist and current VCS student Conner Calhoun.

Finally, here’s a brief video featuring a few comments from Conner:

 

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