Friday, February 2, 2018

Original container for WS

Hi!
During winter time, we are preparing for our art projects in summer time.
 This time, I would like to introduce this.
We are trying to  make original containers for art workshops.
We used to use common plastic pencil cases for color pencils, color felt pens, etc.
  We got some beautiful left over natural leather at Material For The Arts by chance.
One of staff Yukiyo is making some trial model of original containers.

Looks so cool! Thanks Yukiyo!
Thanks Material For The Arts!



Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!



Happy New Year 2018!

I hope your 2018 will be super happy, lucky, and awesome to you, your family and all your surrounding friends!

One thing I forgot to tell you last year is that I appeared in a video of New York Foundation for the Arts.
This video is for website marketing to introduce NYFA’s service for artists in all discipline.

During the shooting, I was very nervous because the other two artists had own studios, but I still didn’t have it. Also, I felt like I didn’t speak English well enough to such an official video. A director shot me at a pick nick table at a park where I always worked on pencil sketches of Manga comic work. I was really nervous even after finishing the shooting. I regret not exercising speech in English. When the video was released, I was surprised the whole work looked really cool. I hope you will enjoy the video!

Introduction to New York Foundation for the Arts  


Thanks!
Rica Takashima

Monday, December 11, 2017

PussyHat workshop

Hi!

I held making PussyHat workshop at Bronx Museum last week, and it went wonderfully.
Becuase of snow weather, not so many visitors were there, but participants really enjoyed the WS.





For guys who couldn't come by the museum, 
use the pattern here for DIY PussyHat for you winter season!





Monday, December 4, 2017

BXMA's Market at Bronx Museum

Hi!
I will be part in

Please get these new items!

 

 




                   

  I also hold a PussyHat WS there!
Come and make your own PussyHat with me!
If you won't came, don't worry, here is my original pattern of PussyHat.
Enjoy your winter time!









Sunday, November 5, 2017

Get Rica's original mini calender 2018!


With last year’s donation, we held projects themed pregnant women and families, and cultural understanding to public. We held art show five times and workshops four times, made opportunities for four immigrant artists to show their artworks to public, and there were 1500participants who enjoyed our interactive art. I, Rica started the art project and carried it by volunteer base; actually it costs $500-5,500/each depending on size. It was impossible to happen without your support. The project is still in deficit balance.

Please help the art project by tax-deductible donation and get an original mini calendar!
This mini calendar is a perfect card/gift for holiday season.
It can be sent as a holiday card and they can be used it as a calendar.
The three drawings are by Rica Takashima.

(10 x 6.5 inch)
There are two blank pages to write messages to your receiver.
One card for $12, and three cards for $33.

(Please see a grid below: Your tax-deductible cost will be $7/one $16/three after deducting the transaction, postal expenses, and basic cost) You will get one extra card from Rica as a thank you card, so you can use it for yourself.


Please put “Holiday” at Note section.

This special opportunity lasts until end of December.
All donors will receive my original Manga report 2017.

Your kindness donation will be used to events like transportation, material cost for art workshop, etc. Our project is a space where strangers from different backgrounds can meet, understand and create art together. Through interactive arts, participants experience face-to-face personal contact, rather than communicating through Internet social networking services in virtual worlds. This tangible human interaction is needed in our society.
The theme for the next year will be “diversity and cultural heritage” to reduce discrimination.
Thank you very much,

Rica Takashima
http://aliensnewyork.wixsite.com/mysite/blog
  



Saturday, November 4, 2017

戌年ミニカレンダー2018

いつもAliens in New Yorkのアートプロジェクトを応援してくださってどうもありがとうございます。

皆さんが寄付してくださったおかげで、2017年も妊婦さんや家族をサポートするワークショップや、環境問題についてのイベントや、美しい日本の文化を紹介するイベント等をお届けする事が出来、1500人以上の方が参加しました。特に今年は6人の移民アーティストに作品発表やワークショップの場を提供することも出来、移民が問題視される中、インターネットのネットワークではなく顔と顔を合わせてプジティブな交流をする機会の提供ができたと考えています。
ここをご覧下さい。
http://aliensnewyork.wixsite.com/mysite/blog

どうかこの活動を来年も持続出来るように、今年も寄付をお願いします!
寄付は税金控除になります。(米国のみ)

寄付してくださった方には高嶋リカオリジナル手作りのミニカレンダーをもれなく差し上げます。ホリデーカードになっているので今の時期にピッタリです。
届いたカードがそのままカレンダーとして一年使えるので、ちょっと気が利いたスモールギフトになります。
オフィスやロッカー、冷蔵庫などにピッタリのミニサイズ。25 x 16cm 表紙は干支の戌です。
カードの中はブランクですので、あなたのメッセージが自由に書き込めます。
12ドルの寄付で1枚。33ドルで3枚です。
(高嶋リカから1枚あなたに御礼として届けますから、プラス1枚届くことになります。控除額は材料費と郵送料を差し引いたあと$7一枚/$11二枚になります。表を参照ください。)
ここのNYFA(NY州芸術財団)のページからAliens in New Yorkのアートプロジェクトを応援してください!どうかお願いします!メモ欄に”Holiday”とお書きください。
Aliens in New York page at New York Foundation for the Arts

来年は、日本文化の漫画のWSに力を入れること。
またトランプ後には、プロジェクトの目的である、地域のダイバシティの紹介と相互理解がよりわたしたちの社会に必要だと考えています。

どうかご協力のほどお願い致します!お待ちしています!
高嶋リカ拝