Thank you very much for supporting Aliens in New York, Peekaboo-art project in 2018!
I couldn’t draw any funds to Aliens in New York for fiscal year 2018, so there was only one time event in New York Botanical Garden in May with payment from NYBG.
Besides, I started two new projects, One Stop Family Pop Up and StopGap Ramp Project NYC.
One of reasons I started Aliens in NY was I believe empathy is very important to us.
We should emphasize with other people who is in difficulty but trying to make better world.
The themes for the project were LGBTQ, diversity, and pregnant women, etc.
One of my challenges was how toencourage people to take daily action after interacting with the project.
I was seeking new ways to develop the project.
Last year, I collaborated with other organization UP-Stand, which installs practical accommodations for mothers and families. I felt I could learn a lot of new methods to develop the art project there.
I decided to carry the two new projects rather than the art project for a while.
I believe these all experiences will help me further develop my art project.
Please take a look at the latest blog.
I have saved all donations to Aliens in NY in NYFA account to next 19/20 years.
Each event costs $500-5,500/site depending on size. It is impossible to happen without your support.
This mini calendar is a perfect card/gift for holiday season.
It can be sent as a holiday card and they can be used as a calendar.
The three drawings are by Rica Takashima.Since they are small, they can use it in the office, locker, or on a fridge.
(10 x 6.5 inch)
There are two blank pages to write messages to your receiver.
These are Hanafuda (Flower card). Boar, Deer, and Butterfly. This combination is one of strongest pat hands.
I was inspired by Hanahuda for the cover of my 2019 calendar. I hope it will bring a lot of blessedness to you.
This is a perfect item to start the Year of the Boar with.
One card for $15, and three cards for $35.
(Please see grid below: Your tax-deductible cost will be $6/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 visit the NYFA page to donate for Aliens in New York art project.
Please put “Holiday” at Note section.
This special opportunity lasts until end of December.
All donors will receive my original Manga report 2017-18
(I am terribly sorry, I knew I couldn’t finish it this year. It was stocked in pencil sketch. I will do it this year- my new year resolution?)
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.
Thank you very much,