During the national lockdown, ARC’s We ARConnected project reached out online, by post, and by phone, to empower people across our community to stay creative and connected. These people shared their efforts, encouraged each other, and enjoyed the process. It’s these works that are now connecting with another community over 3000 miles away.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, Flushing Town Hall asked New Yorkers to express their thoughts and feelings through art which would be displayed in a new outdoor exhibition; Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency and Hope, at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY. The exhibition was open to everyone, artists or amateurs, and ARC are proud to stand with this community, as the first international arts centre involved.
“ARC and Flushing Town Hall both aim for arts and cultural activity to engage and empower our local communities.
We’re thrilled that work created by We ARConnected participants is connecting with such a vibrant and global community in New York.” – Sonya Curle, ARC’s Creative Programmes Manager.
While we know you can’t travel to New York right now, you can view the Flushing Town Hall exhibition here.
We ARConnected can be viewed in ARC’s Gallery until 19 November 2020.