Howl! Announces Somethin’ to Say & Howl at Home Workshop Series
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to announce two new digital initiatives that invite the creative community to circulate ideas, generate discussion and celebrate creativity. Somethin’ to Say is a 24/7 video hub on Howl’s homepage, updated weekly with new submissions from actors, artists, dancers, poets and personalities from the East Village and Lower East Side communities. Howl at Home, inspired by Howl’s Vega Arts Workshop Series, is a biweekly set of all-ages art activities that can be done at home during this uncertain time of social distancing.
Community engagement is central to Howl’s mission, and these initiatives serve as a new way for the creative community to interact and share their work while isolated.
“These initiatives marry two unique aspects of Howl: our community’s creativity and our homepage’s endless stream of community-created videos,” says Howl Executive Director Jane Friedman. “Because it’s open to all, Somethin’ to Say is a kind of online ‘happening’ that showcases the raw energy and happy accidents that materialize when artists and friends are given a platform on Howl TV.”
Somethin’ to Say is a new component to Howl TV, an online video platform within the Howl website, constantly populated with exhibitions, interviews and performances. Visit now to view videos like Pandemic Cooking with Wendy and Tym Moss, writer Armand Ruhlman, Luigi Cazzaniga w/ Ilka Scobie, and Ethan Minsker, and stay tuned in the coming weeks for more. Artists can submit their videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Friday, April 10, 2020, a new Howl at Home activity will be shared every two weeks through the Howl email newsletter. An extension of Howl’s successful workshop series, first up is Collage Portraits inspired by artist Antony Zito, followed by do-it-yourself activities devised by graffiti artist Al Diaz and painter Scooter LaForge. Participants can share their creations on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #HowlAtHome and #howlhappening.
Howl Arts Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past and celebrating the present culture of the East Village and Lower East Side.
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