Today’s blog is going to be a leeetle different. I realized that a lot of you guys think that I am an artist….but I’m not! I am not an artist! Art is just something I love to surround myself with, but I never actually studied it. Working as the manager at Ashcan is really how I learned everything I know now.
Starting from today, I want to share a tiny secret with you all. Just as our students are learning about new artists and styles every week, I am also learning something new- LATTE ART! Yes, yes this is a different type of art and some might not even consider it art! But the point is that we are all learning something together!
So here is my first attempt at latte art. Horrible! I know! It might even be worse than your child’s first stick figure drawing! But, hey, practice makes perfect and I’m not going to give up until I make that perfect #instaworthy heart.
But until then, there are a couple of more things I want to share with you:
ONE: DO HO SUH
October 12, 2018–January 27, 2019 Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5FL
The Brooklyn Museum is currently exhibiting an incredibly famous artist by the name of Do Ho Suh. Do Ho Suh is a Korean born artist who creates large-scaled installations engaged with migration and culture displacement.
“The Perfect Home II is a full-scale re-creation of the artist’s former apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and his home for 19 years. Visitors are invited to walk through the hand-sewn, translucent fabric replica, which includes details such as light fixtures, radiators, and even an intercom.”
This exhibition takes place until January of 2019, so there is plenty of time for your friends and family to plan accordingly. I, personally, will be sure to take a visit. Visitors are able to walk through the installation during regular hours!
Thanksgiving is a holiday that I always look forward to. The reason behind that is because it is the only holiday during the entire year that my family gets together. Warmth fills the entire home when my relatives come from all over the east coast to celebrate Thanksgiving together. We forget about all the hardships we had and spend a day filled with utter love. The women of the family gather around the kitchen mashing potatoes and basting the turkey while the men grab a few drinks and watch the game. And then there’s the food. Oh boy the food… turkey, ham, potatoes, cornbread, pie, stuffing…it’s just too good to stop at one plate. (Boom +5lbs)
I really hope you all had a Thanksgiving as warm as I did. This holiday is about reflecting on all that we are grateful for and I can honestly say that the number one thing I am grateful for this year is all the wonderful parents and kids I was able to meet this is at Little Ashcan. Each little face that runs through the door every week gives me so much joy and really makes me realize my purpose at this school. Thank you all so much.