Roseanna Scotto co-host of Good Day New York, and a board member at HeartShare, joined with Bill Guarinello, president and chief executive officer at HeartShare, and Linda Tempel, executive director of Developmental Disabilities Services at HeartShare to open the ArtShare opening exhibit at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill on Nov. 9.
The show featured over 115 artworks and photos, along with handcrafted jewelry from over 70 individual artists and artisans who participate in HeartShare’s programs.
With the end of NASA’s Saturn mission and the sighting of the total solar eclipse, artists produced paintings of the Cosmos, as well as pieces which offered social commentary on political life, like ArtShare artist Destiny, with her two pieces, “White House” and “Nubian Priestess.”
The program is available for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Under the guidance of HeartShare staff serving as artists-in-residence, artists create multimedia works, as well as jewelry making and design.
The pieces on display are available to purchase—email Edgar
Works will also be on display at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, National Grid and 12 MetroTech.
HeartShare Human Services of New York [12 MetroTech Center, in Downtown; www.heart
Co-working in the Slope
Need a space to bring your double espresso latte to work in the morning? Have no fear — co-working space is now available in the Slope. The newly-established Park Slope Desk provides desk space geared to remote and mobile workers, entrepreneurs, writers, students and people seeking an environment conducive to getting things done.
“Not having to commute to an office everyday can be a real blessing,” according to founder Cosmo Lee, “but not having the right place to work can be a major hindrance.” Don’t Standing O know it.
Lee saw people all over the neighborhood struggling to find a place where they can be productive. Uncomfortable chairs, noisy cafes, personal distractions and more. Even libraries prove less than ideal.
Lee saw the problem, so he opened Park Slope Desk, offering what he terms “A clear space for productive effort.”
Park Slope Desk offers solo desks cleared of clutter and distractions a refuge to focus and work. “When you come, you’re flipping a mental switch where you say, ‘Okay, now I’m going to get something done,’” Lee explained.
Members can chose from more than 50 desks in three different work environments designed to suit various tastes. There are desks with partitions for those who like to cocoon and open seating for those who prefer a more collegial workspace. Isolated phone booths for calls are available as well as a conference room for meetings and a lounge area for breaks and socializing.
Don’t fret you won’t waste precious data either; Park Slope Desk features fast internet service. You can sit for hours in the ergonomic chairs, scan and laminate as well and drop into the kitchen/common room with unlimited complimentary coffee and tea.
What are you waiting for? Give Park Slope Desk a call, drop by and see for yourself.