For all of you New Yorkers who still need to thaw out your cold, winter hearts, Holly’s HeART by Hand (HHBH) is featuring a heart-warming (heh, heh) collaborative project by married couple Shih-Wen Lin and Kuni Chang named Coffee and Chocolate Milk (on view now until June 7th).
The project started in March 2014, when Lin (a photographer) and Chang (an animation designer) made two characters—Rabbit and Monkey—for their wedding. The idea took off, and now Lin recreates a shared, daily moment through the Rabbit and Monkey toy figures using modeling clay. The result is a sweet exhibition that lets viewers share in the happiness by writing about or sculpting their own character to be featured in the series. Greenpointers caught up with Lin recently to learn more about the project.
Holly’s HeART by Hand (172 Greenpoint Ave) is a new art & maker learning center and handmade shop. After several years of working the market circuit, owner and long-time Greenpoint resident Holly Fairall is putting down brick and mortar roots here.
The shop carries work from many local artists and fair-trade goods from global craftspeople including a beautiful collection of eco-friendly cards, jewelry, home goods, specialty foods, incense, and paper goods. In addition to all the products being ethically produced and eco-friendly, the prices are unbeatable, with an average cost of $25. If you ever need a unique gift, this is the place to go. Continue reading →