Friday, April 6, 2012

"Essence of Newburgh"

Purvis, who's store looks out directly on to the wall where I plan my exhibition, has some nice words to say about its prospects.

Thank you all for your generous support of the Kickstarter project. We still have 5 days to go so there is time to pledge if you are thinking about it.
Purvis, proprietor of the Newburgh store Hiphopheaven, says that the exhibition will be, "A benefit to Newburgh and for Newburgh."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Newburgh newlyweds

Susan had lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Cynthia on the Lower East Side for many years. "The urban architecture and the broader community is what I love most about Newburgh," said Cynthia.

They found a small abandon but solid building that made electrical parts. They converted it and made raised beds on the rough ground in front of it to grow raspberries and strawberries. 

"This is the face of Newburgh; this is why I like this city," they exclaimed when I showed them the mockup. 

It's all on Kickstarter and if you have a moment, please look. We still need pledges. If you already have, thank you.

Cynthia, a resident of Newburgh, describes the effect the outdoor exhibition of my portraits of the citizens of Newburgh might have on them and the world around us.