CURRENT PROJECTS AND PARTNERS
ARTWORKS:The Naomi Cohain Foundation
ArtWorks is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience of pediatric patients facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses by providing access to creative and performing arts programs that serve as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. In 2017, ArtWorks incorporated SAORI weaving in the Teaching Artists Program, which offers multi-disciplinary art workshops and one-on-one sessions for hopsitalized pediatric patients. The SAORI weaving program at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Staney Children's Hospial is staffed by board members Ria Hawks and Jane Bloom. They offer children and their families the opportunity to weave during the outpaient hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant clinic each week. In the past year more than 50 children and family members wove, creating scarves, doll blankets, tapastries, T-shit designs and table runners. www.artworksfoundation.org
SISTER PAT'S KIDS CAMP at the Marist Brothers Mid-Hudson Valley Camp
Sister Pat's Kids Camp is a one-week summer camp for children with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders. Starting in 2015, Ria Hawks has coordinated SAORI weaving in the art room for camp participants and staff. She organizes looms, materials and visiting artists to work with the children.
EXTREME KIDS AND CREW, Brooklyn and Queens NY
Extreme Kids & Crew provides play-spaces where children with disabilities and their families, connect, create and learn together. Through arts- and play-based programming, kids of all ages discover their talents and forge friendships through classes, social groups and after school activities. The family education and advocacy services provided by Extreme Kids and Crew equip parents with the knowledge and emotional resources they need to advocate for their children and themselves. SAORI Arts NYC has hosted two weaving workshop during the weekend activity Open Play. We plan to offer workshops twice a year.
This photo is from our 12/17 workshop at their Red Hook, Brooklyn location.
MANUFACTURE NEW YORK FUNDRAISER SEPTEMBER 2016
We had a great time at the Manufacture New York Fundraiser event. Some of our supporters wove for the first time on a SAORI loom! We officially raised enough to purchase a loom!
Ria Hawks SAORI weaving with children at Sister Pat's Kids Camp. The camp is a week long every summer at Marist Brothers' Center in Esopus, NY. Here are some of the weavings made this summer from the children and volunteers!
Our Creative Growth visiting artist workshop was a big success! Such incredible artists in this Oakland, CA based art studio. We are so pleased to introduce the SAORI method to the artists and staff. Looking forward to seeing what they make from their weavings in the future!
It was an honor to weave at Creativity Explored this summer! The San Francisco, CA based artists and staff had a great time on the SAORI looms. A communal banner and SAORI woven jacket was made from the weavings!
Thanks for featuring us on your blog Creativity Explored!
TOGETHER FOR 3.11
FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL
FOR JAPAN’S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS
On March 11, 2011, the eastern regions of Japan were struck by an earthquake and tsunami of unimaginable power.
For many of us in New York, shock and sorrow compelled us to do something for the suffering victims, and we responded.
Today, five years later, many of the stricken regions are being restored.
The ground has been built up and the land has been reshaped in the coastal areas.
Yet sixty-eight thousand people still live in temporary housing.
There is an obvious gap between the restored areas, and the extensive lands that remain unrestored and are now depopulated.
It will take more time for the people and their communities to regain their strength, but still they are striving to rebuild.
After five years, the first thing we can do is to promise, once more, never to forget.
Never forget that day or the survivors still living in those regions.
And never forget the compelling compassion we felt on that day, wanting to do something, anything, for them.
So today, let us come together again, listen to those voices through video recordings,
and once more send our prayers to the survivors and the souls who were lost.
Our message is: "We have not forgotten you. Together we will overcome and help Japan recover."
– SIDE BY SIDE – Let us join our hearts TOGETHER!
DATE: 3/6/16 (SUN)
Doors Open: 4:00PM
Memorial Ceremony: 4:45PM – 6:15PM
Doors Close: 7:00PM
PLACE: First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Closest Subway: 1 @66th St(Lincoln Center) B, C @72nd St
Admission: Free (donations for Japan Relief will be accepted)
All profits will be used to support relief in Northeastern Japan's affected areas.
This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and no registration is required. There is no dress code.
Lecture "SAORI weaving and Zen"
October 14, 2015 at Japanese American Association of New York
Speaker: Yukako Satone (SAORI ARTS NYC)
Featured artist: Nobuko Tsuruta (SAORI Healing Artist)
Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day
SAORI ARTS NYC is a proud sponsor of this event and will have an open loom to weave a banner in Honor of Sickle Cell Month, September 2015. The completed banner will be on display at the Clinic of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant outpatient clinic.
Hosted by the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
From Farm to Fabric Workshop @ Manufacture NY
SAORI ARTS NYC will have weavings and goodies for sale from the "Beauty Without Intentions" exhibition featured in the pop-up gallery at the From Farm to Fabric Workshop Symposium(September 26th & 27th). Join Manufacture New York for a weekend exploration into local textile production and sustainable fashion practices, including hands on workshops in weaving, spinning, natural dyeing and much more! There will be panel discussions that will bring together leading artists, designers, and makers in NYC and the surrounding areas. Purchase tickets at: http://farmtofabric.eventbrite.com/
Sister Pat's Kids Camp July 26 to August 1 2015
A week long camp for children with cancer or life threatening hematology disorders. SAORI ARTS NYC provided 3 looms, supplies and a weaver to engage the campers in weaving during arts and crafts or evening time. The campers made scarves, bracelets, headbands and other accessories. SAORI weaving was introduced to the camp via Loop of the Loom previously, and will be a yearly contributor to the camp as SAORI ARTS NYC.
BEAUTY WITHOUT INTENTIONS LOOKBOOK AND SHOW
Thank you to all who contributed and worked with us to create the designer look book! For inquiries regarding garment rentals or purchases contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographer: Michael Burk
Models: Delilah Wells & Sasha Frolova
Backdrop: Nica Rabinowitz
Makeup & Hair: Maryann Conneely
SAORI WEAVING x FASHION DESIGN COLLABORATION
April 17th is almost here: the opening night of our much anticipated show! It is the overall 10th Anniversary of Loop of the Loom, as well as the first show hosted by SAORI Arts nyc! Come see the works of local designers and artists' garments created with artworks made by SAORI weavers with special needs in Japan. These weavers artworks combined with the creativity of these local fashion designers will be magical and incredibly unique. A collaboration that has never before seen in the US.
This project will continue after the show, as we will be receiving more fabrics woven by people with disabilities for sale and available for making into garments. Stay tuned for updates on this project!