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Archives: Aug, 2020
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
4/21/2021
Coming Out in 'The Wash': The Bus Terminal's Laundromat Look
In recognition of Earth Month, the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) has unveiled an exhibit along its 42nd Street façade that focuses on the collection and clean-up of marine debris from New York City beaches. “The Wash” features 29 photographs of marine debris framed in a portal motif that resembles a line of washing machines. More
New York Post
4/21/2021
State of the Art
Millions of square feet of office and retails space in the city remain empty. But some savvy commercial landlords have found new and creative uses for their buildings. More
W42ST.com
3/16/2021
The Art of Revitalizing the West Side’s Empty Storefronts
Tired of seeing all the empty storefronts? Locals are working on a plan to turn those windows into space that can be used for creativity.   ChaShaMa — a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating art where you least expect it — is working to rejuvenate empty commercial space in Hell’s Kitchen and around the city. More
centraljersey.com
3/11/2021
Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents "The ChaShaMa Matawan 11"
The ChaShaMa Matawan artists recently suffered flooding to their studio spaces and the board members of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council wanted to reach out to offer support and space for these artists to continue showing their work to the public during this time of crisis. The arts community in New Jersey is strong and we are very supportive of each other. More
Art Frankly
3/4/2021
Art Frankly Interview with Anita Durst – Founder of Chashama
Anita Durst, founder of Chashama, has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to secure over one million square feet of space in New York City for artists. She believes programs like Chashama are the vital building blocks to ensuring cultural capital in New York City. More
Art Frankly
3/4/2021
Art Frankly Interview with Hayley Ferber – Deputy Director of Chashama
Hayley Ferber is an independent curator, educator and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her professional mission is to initiate and support creative opportunities in the arts. She accomplishes this in her daily role as Deputy Director of Chashama, a non-profit organization that transforms unused real estate into artist studios and exhibition spaces. More
Metropolitan Magazine
3/4/2021
Creating Art from Chaos
In 2020, ChaShaMa (meaning in Farsi, “to have vision”) recognized its 25th year in existence, though focus was not on their annual, over-thetop fundraising gala, and instead on how the nonprofit could not only prevail but excel amidst major city-wide shutdowns and new pandemic protocols. “ChaShaMa is a great catalyst for recovery in the wake of the pandemic”, Durst says, seeing the opportunity to utilize the newly vacant properties left in the wake of the shutdowns. “We can be a bridge between the property owner, the artist, the small businesses, and the non-profits. We can help reignite the economy of New York and bring it back to life.” More
AM New York
11/30/2020
New York City arts organization helps arts and businesses set up shop in vacant storefronts
“Right now, when you look at the city, you see all of these people leaving and the shuttered spaces, but there’s still a huge passion and many people who are here want to help it,” said Durst. “There is so much potential for helping, and Enliven NYC will help artists and businesses in their spaces until they get rented out. We’re still awake and alive, and New York is moving forward through this pandemic.” More
8/20/2020 WBAI
Interview via WBAI - Christy from Chashama Matawan!
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8/18/2020 NJ
American gun culture in the crosshairs at Central Jersey gallery
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8/5/2020 New Jersey Stage
Thoughts & Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares Exhibit Online & In Matawan
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