Creating opportunities for New York City’s underserved youth through art, NYC Salt continues to expand its outdoor exhibition presence with Duggal Visual Solutions as its printing and graphics sponsor. The arts program, boasting an impressive 100-percent high school graduation and college acceptance rate, stages thought-provoking shows spotlighting works by its students and alumni. Its summer 2021 programming brings two outdoor exhibitions that turn heads and open minds:
Emerging Artist Exhibition
In collaboration with Hudson River Park, NYC Salt presents its emerging artist exhibition featuring program alumni. Curated by Polly Irungu, the exhibition serves as a direct reflection of NYC Salt’s mission to engage students from all backgrounds with professional photography instruction, college preparatory workshops, and career exposure in the art world. Twenty-two large scale works displayed on 7-by-9-foot vinyl panels highlight students’ unique perspectives and creative expression, giving parkgoers an artistic nudge of enlightenment as they take in the breeze and scenery on the riverfront.
Dancing with Light Surrounding and inside Clement Clarke Moore Park near the High Line, “Dancing with Light” features 44 mesh banners with images by NYC Salt’s high school students. The work comes directly from their personal portfolios and is also available in a photo book for sale on the NYC Salt website. Given the challenges of the pandemic, it shows how art can unite, empower and inspire during difficult times. From NYC Salt:
“These past few months have been unprecedented and simultaneously energizing for our program. Our students rose to the occasion, demonstrating their resilience, determination, and creativity. While we reinvented our curriculum to adapt to an all-remote classroom, they continued to explore their voices through photography despite their participation extending their daily screen time. We marveled at their adaptability as they navigated a rapidly changing world and explored their creative voices. This book showcases their work and we invite you to join them on this journey. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our partners, donors, and friends as well as the dedication of our brilliant instructors. Without the support of our community, we would not be able to continue this work of empowering and inspiring these amazing young people.”
Duggal Visual Solutions applauds NYC Salt along with its students and supporters. We are proud to play our own small role in helping Salt make a big impact in communities across the boroughs and, in turn, New York City as a whole. Learn more at nycsalt.org and stay tuned for more updates from our ongoing sponsorship.