Category Archives: 2017

On Friday, July 14, our Executive Director Kemi Ilesanmi moderated “What Will Be Different: A Conversation on Social Justice Arts Organizations in a Changing America,” presented by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.This discussion was part of a series of events curated by Brian Tate as part of “We Are the People […]

Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, since March, The Laundromat Project has been offering free art workshops in front of Laundry Pro laundromat at 938 E 163rd St in Hunts Point/Longwood. These workshops are spaces of experimentation and inspiration, where people can dedicate time to work with their hands, and connect with other dimensions of their […]

Get to know Yeji Jung, on of our summer 2017 Programs Intern:   So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies? I wanted to intern with The Laundromat Project because I wanted to work at the intersection of art and justice at a grassroots level, […]

On Saturday on June 17, the weekend before Juneteenth, The LP’s 2017 Create Change Cohort visited current Bed-Stuy Artists-in-Residence Lizania Cruz, who welcomed us into her studio. She shared about her project “We the News,” which will start next month in partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and Bed-Stuy’s Hancock Community Backyard Garden […]

Photo Credit: wocintechchat.com #WOCinTech   A breezy summer web security guide for folks under siege, dissidents, and engaged artists by 2017 Create Change Fellow Candace Williams. Candace is the first of our 2017 Create Change cohort to be featured as a guest writer on The LP’s Spin Cycle blog this year:   On the morning of November […]

GREENING THE CITY AT THE 14TH ANNUAL HUNTS POINT FISH PARADE AND SUMMER FESTIVAL Photos by Osjua Newton   The Laundromat Project’s Greening The City Festival at the 14th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade was a wonderful event filled with community engagement and conversation through artmaking, and hands-on activities exploring environmental justice in Hunts Point, […]

Get to know Daria Harper, our Summer 2017 Development & Communications Intern:   So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies? I am currently studying Journalism + Design and Ethnicity & Race Studies at The New School. I am passionate about community organizing and felt […]

Get to know Alix Camacho Vargas, our Summer 2017 CUNY Cultural Corps Programs Intern.

As part of Clifford Chance Law Firm’s long-time commitment to supporting the arts and the community, the Black and Latino Subcommittee of the Firm’s Diversity Committee invited The LP to exhibit works at their office…

Chimere Ward is the Owner of Clean Plate Co., which is providing the catering for our SOAPBOX 2017 benefit. Read more about her work as a caterer, what inspires her, and look forward to some yummy bites on May 31: What is your bio in six words or less? The Chimera of Food Business Development […]

Get to know Marcus Ellington, who joined The Laundromat Project’s Board of Directors in May 2017: As a supporter of the arts, what do you feel is your connection to the arts? I come from a family of artists. My Grandfather from Jamaica was a oil painter and a musician, I have several musicians in […]

We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi will join us in Imagining More this year with a special performance at SOAPBOX 2017!   Widely celebrated for her words and soundscapes, Somi creates pathways to new ways of seeing the world. From East Africa to Harlem, her songs weave together stories, celebrating […]

We’re excited to have our first in-house astrologer for our annual benefit SOAPBOX. Find out more about Alice Sparkly Kat through our interview with her, and be sure to buy your tickets to SOAPBOX 2017 to get an astrology reading with her:   What is your bio in six words or less?   What’s your […]

Get excited about our biggest annual party of the year, SOABPOX, by reading our recent interview with DJ April Hunt. April will play a full set at SOAPBOX 2017 event on May 31:   What is your bio in one sentence? I mix a diverse musical palate that weaves through various genres and periods.   […]

Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper 24 x 18 inches Edition of 20 Courtesy of the Artist $1,500   Reserve your print now:   MORE About SOAPBOX 2017 About the Artist, Saya Woolfalk

Photo courtesy of Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts. Meet 2017 SOAPBOX Featured Print Artist Saya Woolfalk. Be sure to check out her special edition print Untitled, 2017, available to order now.   What is your bio, in six words or less? Passionate, Resilient, Intuitive, Respectful, Honest.   Please tell us about an artist, curator, activist, or project […]

Beginning in Fall 2016 and continuing through this year, the Laundromat Project has been bringing artists and communities together at our Kelly Street Collaborative space in Hunts Point/Longwood to address shared struggles, differences, and diversities while centering BlackLivesMatter.   Regarding the ongoing and longstanding crisis of racial violence in our communities, we want to be […]

Each year for Women’s History Month, The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates women leaders from a variety of sectors through its Multicultural Audience Development Initiative. On Friday, April 7, 2017, The Met’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative honored The LP’s Executive Director, Kemi Ilesanmi, alongside New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, New York City Council […]

We interviewed Kameelah Janan Rasheed, 2017 SOAPBOX Alumni Honoree, about what inspires her work, her connection to The LP, and more. Read to find out what she had to say”   What is your bio in six words or less? Perpetually curious artist, writer, and educator.   What motivates or inspires your creative practice? I […]

Find out what inspires the work and life of Hank Willis Thomas, one of our 2017 SOAPBOX Honorees for Award for Art in Community:   What is your bio in six words or less? I am a person.   Who are you are in community with? Humanity.   How did you first get connected with […]