Thousands of residents who utilize NYCHA’s community centers can express themselves through arts and crafts, photography, collage quilting, and other art forms. Our Community Center staff is trained by professional artist-educators at the Harborview Arts Center/Visual Arts Program to teach art skills to participants. Harborview also organizes numerous exhibitions of resident art work during the Annual Resident Art Show and other events throughout the year.
Residents produce art in various ways — painting, drawing, murals, sculpture. Here is just a sampling of their output.
resident art shows
The Resident Art Show showcases every year the artistic expression of children, adults and seniors who reside in NYCHA’s developments citywide through hundreds of visual art works. The art works are created in a variety of mediums at weekly workshops conducted by Harborview Visual Arts Center’s artist-educators at 103 community and senior centers citywide. From the art pieces generated at the workshops, art teachers and NYCHA staff pre-select 1,000 entries which are then presented to a jury of three art professionals, who then select the art works to be exhibited at the show. The annual Resident Art Show is held at Rutgers Community Center. For further information, please call (212) 306-2920.
harborview visual arts program
The Harborview Visual Arts Program improves the quality of life for NYCHA residents through the visual arts. The program has a fully equipped visual training center at Harborview Terrace which provides training to community and senior centers’ staff in various art media. It also offers workshops conducted by professional artists at community and senior centers, provides art supplies for centers, creates mural and banners for various citywide events, and organizes a Summer Art Camp with museum tours. Additionally, the visual training center prepares publications that include calendars, training manuals and brochures. For further information, please call (212) 541-5172.