A Cultural Treasure in Danger

Minerva Durham, the director and mother of Spring Studio, where I have been drawing for many years, has announced that it will be closing as of December 15, while the search for a new home continues. Spring Studio has been a haven for all types of creators over the years, from professional artists to people that have never drawn before, models that range from 18 to 85, from 80 pounds to well over 300, not to mention many musicians, actors, dancers etc. Three sessions a day, seven days a week all year. Personally it has been a lifeline and an endless source of inspiration and art. I started modelling there myself this year, to the warm reception of the artist there. It has been the rock of figure drawing in New York since 1994 and everyone is welcome and encouraged. Minerva is searching for new space that is sustainable, a difficult task in the astronomical real estate market in New York. The New York Times just wrote an article about it in today’s edition and I am proud to say yours truly is in the lead photo!

The article is here :
NY Times Article SoHo Artist’s Studio, a Space Detached From Time, Is Forced to Move

Myself(in the middle) Photo by Michael Appleton for The New York Times

Myself( in the middle)
Photo by Michael Appleton for The New York Times

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~ by scultore on October 12, 2015.

2 Responses to “A Cultural Treasure in Danger”

  1. Reblogged this on Pfelelep blog and commented:
    reblogged from Scultore’s blog. This looks horribly familiar with hongkong. :/

  2. shared a reblogged. This story reminds me of Hong Kong’s style so much. :/

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