Fire Island Artist Residency’s Origins

From mid-July to mid-August since 2011, artist Chris Bogia’s Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) welcomes five LGBTQ+ artists to the island. In exchange for lending work to an exhibition, a 10-minute community talk about their processes and participation in a dinner with visiting artists, those who have been accepted have free reign to make and do as they please. It began as a dream for …

The Hollows, Williamsburg

A gallery, exhibition space and artist residency program in a Brooklyn townhouse

For anyone who thinks all the emerging artistic substance (and flair) has left Williamsburg, Brooklyn for other neighborhoods, The Hollows might change your mind. Originally residents of Bushwick (where they opened in 2014) until their landlord wouldn’t renew the lease at the last moment, co-founder and curator Piril Gündüz made the shift to Williamsburg upon finding a five-floor townhouse with a backyard that met all …

Etro’s The Circle of Poets

The fashion brand tells the story of 11 artists and calls upon more to submit their work

For almost 50 years now, the distinct patterns and striking silhouettes of Italian fashion house Etro have been an artistic, driving force in Milan. The family-run label, however, hasn’t stopped there. Only last year, menswear creative director Kean Etro commissioned a group of Como-based artists to hand-paint prints onto select pieces, in a move he referred to as “hand-painted tailoring.” This year, the creative director …