On the occasion of The LP’s SOAPBOX 2018 Benefit, we’ve got five questions for the honorees, artists, and honorary chairs, starting with honoree Rinku Sen! This content was originally published on www.themaven.net/rinkusen/. Please visit Rinku Sen’s website for the original post. Rinku will also be profiling fellow honorees, artists and honorary gala chairs to get to know ... MORE
On the occasion of The LP’s annual SOAPBOX Benefit, we’ve got five questions for the honorees, artists, and honorary chairs. SOAPBOX 2018 Honoree Rinku Sen has been collecting this series of interviews to profile fellow honorees, artists and honorary gala chairs to get to know them and their work. This content was originally published on www.themaven.net/rinkusen/. ... MORE
On the occasion of The LP’s annual SOAPBOX Benefit, we’ve got five questions for the honorees, artists, and honorary chairs. SOAPBOX 2018 Honoree Rinku Sen has been collecting this series of interviews to profile fellow honorees, artists and honorary gala chairs to get to know them and their work. This content was originally published on www.themaven.net/rinkusen/. ... MORE
Our Executive Director Kemi Ilesanmi recently joined Rudy Shepherd, 2006 Create Change Artist-in-Residence, for an interview on the occasion of his recent solo show “Everything in the Universe is My Brother,” which was on view from January 13–February 25, 2018 at Smack Mellon.     KI: What are the different bodies of work in your recent exhibition?   RS: The ... MORE
(top photo) April de Simone, co-founder of Designing the We, giving a tour of “The Big Rethink”   In November 2017, The Laundromat Project launched our Community Artist Residency. Out of our Kelly Street Collaborative space, Bronx-based artists and collectives can engage with Hunts Point/Longwood residents through 3-month, interactive projects. Our inaugural artist-in-residence was Designing the We, ... MORE
On August 11, 2017, Melissa Liu interviewed* Fay Bonas—a visual artist, teaching artist with The LP, and Kelly Street resident—about her artistic background and work. Fay most recently made a three-panel work of intricate and detailed buttons, which was on view during July-October 2017.   *Note This interview has been edited and condensed for length.   Melissa: When did ... MORE
Get to know Ambar Castillo, our 2017-2018 017 CUNY Cultural Corps Programs Intern:   So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies? The LP mission and vision intersects with what I believe in and want to do personally and professionally, which is to connect others to their ability ... MORE
Get to know Kacy George, our 2017-2018 CUNY Cultural Corps Development & Communications Intern:   So, what made you decide to intern with The LP? How does the internship relate to your studies? The Laundromat Project was one of the CUNY Cultural Corps community partners. Our professional and personal values of art, culture, and social justice matched us.   Can ... MORE
Read our interview with Stay Hungry’s founder, Syreeta Gates. Stay Hungry is The Laundromat Project’s featured culinary experience at our Eighth Annual Public Art Potluck (and don’t forget to buy your tickets or support).   What is STAY HUNGRY? STAY HUNGRY is a culinary experience that bridges Hip-Hop with food and beverage. We partner young people, specifically in high school, with ... MORE
On July 29, 2017, Ayana Evans brought her performance piece, “Operation Catsuit” to the Kelly Street Garden.   Evans’ performance delivered fantasy into the space and invited participants to live an unusual experience while doing their everyday activities. Wearing boas, tiaras, and masks, participants gardened, danced, and had refreshing drinks served by the artist herself.   Evans’ performance questions ... MORE
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, and I really ... MORE
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 as though my ... MORE
Get to know Alix Camacho Vargas, our Summer 2017 CUNY Cultural Corps Programs Intern. MORE
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 favorite sound, texture, or ... MORE
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.   What’s your favorite sound, texture, ... MORE
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 that has influenced you. Artist, Wangechi Mutu ... MORE
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 am inspired by what it looks ... MORE
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 The Laundromat Project, and what made you decide ... MORE
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 critical thinkers.   Can you tell us ... MORE
Get to know Henry Morales, our Winter/Spring 2017 development & communications Intern MORE