A graduate of Foster Pride programs, Chuke was awarded a $40,000 grant from the New York City Public Artists in Residence program, which will enhance his ongoing collaboration with incarcerated individuals on Rikers Island, providing both access to the arts as well as open dialogue between New York City policymakers and those in their custody. Each year, a new artist will be commissioned for this tote bag activation, designing a limited edition to highlight significant and personal philanthropic endeavors. VOLTA is pleased to cultivate this project, advocating for a talented artist as well as a worthy cause.
In concert with their production of tote bags, Kayrock Screenprinting will showcase their Freshprint series of signed and numbered fine art editions alongside their artist designed political action shirts and tote bags, with a portion of sales donated to Democratic candidates in swing districts for the 2018 election.
Likewise VOLTA is proud to announce the launch of #FREE4FAM, opening fair doors early Sunday March 11 at 11AM for the communities of Cultural Partners, Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA), Brooklyn Museum, and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and their families. The morning event will include refreshments from Littleneck, Boxed Water, and Go-Go Squeeze. Additionally, CMA will produce a limited edition button-making workshop for the kids. A special lounge environment, created by kinder MODERN
and featuring the design studio’s child-friendly Lunar Table and Eclipse Chairs, rounds out the experience.
#FREE4FAM is indicative of VOLTA’s continued interest in offering the most active conversations in contemporary art, beginning with the deep reads fostered by solo-artist presentations and extended to a variety of socially engaging programming. Through practice and active engagement of materials, as well as the respective efforts of these esteemed institutions, VOLTA is likewise pleased to welcome these cultural partners to the event.