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Archives: 2012
Mann Report
5/14/2021
Filling the Voids With Art
If vacant storefronts and offices suddenly look a lot more avant-garde, you probably have Anita Durst to thank. More
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
12/1/2012 Stone Voices
The Shift: A New Beginning
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11/24/2012 Culturebot
AUNTS “Populous” at Chashama
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11/7/2012 amNY
Cheap$kate: FREE events in the city this weekend
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10/13/2012
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10/9/2012 Arts Observer
'The Seven Percent': Portraits of India's Elite
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9/10/2012 Hyperallergic
GO Sunset Park: An Emerging Art Community
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9/5/2012 Home Reporter and Sunset News
BUZZ: Artists’ open house
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9/5/2012 NY Daily News
Brooklyn Army Terminal Mixes Affordable Artists' Studios with Manufacturers
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8/22/2012 Greenpointer
Under the Mattress: Greenpoint Artist Billy Frey Collects and Collages
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7/5/2012 The Queens Courier
Instead of Paint, LIC Artist Uses Chocolate
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7/2/2012 Broadway World
Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Runs Through July
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6/24/2012 The New York Times
Evening Hours - June's Stars
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6/20/2012 TimeOutNY
Art Takes Times Square by Chashama and Artists Wanted
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6/19/2012 The Commercial Observer
Anita's Way (print)
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6/19/2012 The Commercial Observer
Anita's Way: Douglas Durst's Eldest Daughter Merges Art with Real Estate (web)
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6/19/2012 Capital New York
Times Square billboards answer a high-brow calling: Art
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6/17/2012 The New York Times
Web Sites Illuminate Unknown Artists
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6/15/2012 Broadway World
Vacant Lot Theatre Co. Debuts A CHILD'S DRAWING OF A MONSTER
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6/15/2012 Globe News Wire
Chashama to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
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6/15/2012 The Irish Times
Teacher to have art work displayed at Times Square
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6/15/2012 Cultural Capitol
Romeo and Juliet at Chashama
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6/14/2012 Queens Chronicle
LIRR Airtrans hub gets new lighting; project also includes retail space
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6/12/2012 GoSeeDo
Architecture Runway
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6/11/2012 NYC.com
Art for Life: Children and Dreams Charity Exhibit
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6/10/2012 Melodika
Palms For Life Fund Presents: Art for Life: Children and Dreams featuring works by Andy Warhol
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6/7/2012 GMA Network
'Midwest Filipino' exhibit on view in New York until June 10
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