Category Archives: 2017

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 […]

Walter Cruz is our second Kelly Street Artist-in-Residence.

Find out what inspires the work and life of Dr. Deborah Willis, one of our 2017 SOAPBOX Honorees for Award for Art in Community:   What is your bio in six words or less? Mother, photographer, sister, wife, curator, mentor.   Who are you are in community with? Women artists and photographers, photographers, singers and […]

Top photo: CreateNYC staff at Field Day 2016 Bed-Stuy.   Melissa Liu, our Development & Communications Coordinator, writes about New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCLA) CreateNYC:   Over the past few months, The Laundromat Project’s staff, artists, and community members have engaged with CreateNYC, DCLA’s process to develop a city-wide cultural plan that […]

The South Bronx has a long history of women inspiring their communities to fight for change. Mothers on the Move (MOM) and their Executive Director Wanda Salaman—a longtime activist—have fought tirelessly for more than two decades to win many victories around housing, economic, education, and environmental issues that affect South Bronx residents.   MOM and […]

The New Bed-Stuy vs. The Old Bed-Stuy: A tug of war exists between the Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) of the past and what the neighborhood is today.   Like many other neighborhoods in New York City, Bed-Stuy has been a site of contestation over the character and collective memory that is attached to a place. With this […]

The Laundromat Project held a public discussion around reimagining community safety and our 2017 Create Change theme of “Sanctuary”…

Goussy is a faculty member for the Middle School Jazz Academy and WeBop programs at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is also mother to two young boys, ages 3yrs and 6yrs: her “greatest creative compositions”.