Our program was awarded the Utica National grant. This grant allowed us to develop new projects: one of which being our learn from the masters series.

 

For this project artists learned about German painter Gerhard Richter.

 

Richter uses a large squeegee to rub and scrape paint across the canvas. Artists then used his technique to create collaborative paintings of their own. 

Learn From the Masters: Gerhard Richter

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During the COVID-19 pandemic our program closed for everyone's safety, but we didn't stop creating. 

We created this Art On Windows project where members of our art team would draw on the outside of an artists' window while they painted the inside.

This was so much fun for both the artists and staff and allowed everyone to still socialize.

Art On Windows

Amanda paints her window
Amanda paints her window

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Ben poses while a member of our team sketches his face on the outside of the window
Ben poses while a member of our team sketches his face on the outside of the window

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Cheryl works on her window painting
Cheryl works on her window painting

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Amanda paints her window
Amanda paints her window

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Artists had the opportunity to construct an adaptive musical instrument. They learned about coding, wiring, and music theory while constructing an electronic touch strip based instrument.

 

The instrument plays through a scale of the chosen key. The speed is determined by which end of the strip the musician touches. The volume increases and decreases based on how much pressure is applied. 

 

See (and hear) the instrument in action in the clip below.

Adaptive Music Technology

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2019

15 Pieces of HeART artists worked together on a mural for Utica's Levitt AMP Music Series.

The mural was displayed every week on a stage

behind a variety of local bands. 

This project was created from recycled canvas and paints from the Golden Artist Colors Seconds Program.

Levitt Amp Mural

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2020