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Archives: 2013
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
11/11/2013 Theater Pizzazz!
"This Is My Office" - site specific theater
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9/25/2013 Untapped Cities
Inside the chashama Studios at Brooklyn Army Terminal
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9/19/2013 DNAinfo
'Creepy' Comedy Club Lets Stand-Ups Perform for Audience of Dolls
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9/10/2013 DNAinfo
Arts Group Creates 'Power Suits' to Reflect Shoppers' Hopes and Dreams
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9/9/2013 www.dayfordreamers.com
DreamRunner Spotlight: Gregg Emery
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9/4/2013 DNAinfo New York
Fountain Turns Trash-Strewn Jamaica Alley Into Palm-Filled Oasis
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8/12/2013 Musee Magazine
Illusions Opening
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7/30/2013 DNAinfo New York
Boat Transforms into 'Sea of Shavings' in Midtown Storefront
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7/26/2013 CRAIN'S New York Business
2 nonprofits try blending artists and seniors
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7/25/2013 NYC Art Parasites
Musing The Muses On This NYC Weekend!
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6/23/2013 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery
SUMMER COLLECTIVE PART 1, FEATURING ELIZABETH ALLISON : JULY 11- AUG 17, 2013
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6/22/2013 Issuu
Video Focus
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6/21/2013 Art World
McKenzie Fine Arts Summer Exhibit RETICULATE to Open Today
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6/15/2013 Daily News
88-year-old homeless veteran is happy ... and the focus of new exhibit
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6/4/2013 Real Estate Weekly
Art group gets ready to paint town red
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5/29/2013 Sight Unseen
Eye Candy
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5/13/2013 Huffington Post
Uncovering the Artistic Heart of Pakistan
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4/30/2013 ArtCards
Weekly Outlook - Mom Show
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4/2/2013 Wall Street Journal
In This Shop, Talk Is the Merchandise
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3/28/2013 Time Out
Goodbye My Love
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3/27/2013 artdaily.org
Cuban artist Esterio Segura's Goodbye My Love now installed in Times Square
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3/8/2013 Times Square Alliance
Installation by Cuban Artist Estero Segura Reflects on the Pain of Saying Goodbye
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3/4/2013 Artfix Daily
Times Square Arts Presents Cuban Artist Esterio Segura's Installation Goodbye My Love, Opening March 8, 2013
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2/21/2013 New York Times
The Poetry in the Ruins of New York
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2/16/2013 CBS News
Artists Find Their Muse in Hurricane Destruction
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2/15/2013 NY1
Chelsea Exhibit Displays Storm's "After Affects"
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