Artist-in-Residence Open Studio


Monday, July 24
6:30 – 7:45pm

The LP Storefront – 1476 Fulton Street

Kira ‘Joy’ Williams Create Change 2023 | AiR Open Studio 

What about the Bed-Stuy neighborhood has felt like home for so many of us over the years? What can our future home look like?

You are invited to share stories of what makes Bed-Stuy home for Black people in a creative open studio hosted by interdisciplinary artist and The Laundromat Project Create Change Artist-in-Residence, Kira Joy Williams. Black people have historically made home in ways that absorb challenges and make something new from them. Bed-Stuy is evidence of this, as a hub of Black business, art, culture, homeownership, and more. In this gathering, Kira offers space and time to reflect on and record our varied experiences through art-making and storytelling.

Kira Joy Williams (she/they) is an artist and community builder based in Brooklyn, NY on occupied Lenape land. Kira strives to contribute positively and generatively to existing visual representation of Black people in the U.S. by creating archival materials in collaboration with the very people being represented.

Refreshments will be provided.