One hundred ninety or so currencies exchanged hands. The youngest participant was 5 years old and ranging up to those in their eighties. The Grand Assembly successfully brought together a multi-generational group of creatives and an audience of friends, families, and supporters who appreciated works of art. Two pieces sold the same night. It was a full house and everyone got a chance to learn more about each other’s currencies in life. We would like to thank both the inaugural community of creatives who made the new work and generated conversation for the night, and to those who swung by to say hello.
[ ] IS MY CURRENCY will run till the end of this month and will close on Friday, March 30. Please take this opportunity to visit gallery 307 and continue to contribute to our wall of currencies by leaving behind yours while taking one of the artists. If you are not based in New York City, please continue to submit your currencies to us via the Events page on our site. We plan on archiving the show online in the near future.
So keep smiling and talking to strangers because only through conversations within a community can creativity continue to thrive.
After 11 months since presenting an idea at the MFA Designer as Author 2011 Thesis Forum, The Grand Assembly has arrived. The foundation has been laid through a collaboration with gallery 307, a gallery space that have been presenting the work of 60 years and older artists in New York City.
An exhibition launching The Grand Assembly titled [ ] IS MY CURRENCY opens this week at gallery 307, and will involve an exchange of currency between visitors and the artists’ work. The opening reception takes place tonight from 5:00-800 pm at the gallery located at 307 Seventh Avenue Suite 1401 (between 27th and 28th Streets). Please join us!