CMA Stories

Arya’s Boot House

Using studio architect tools such as T-squares, rulers, compasses, protractors, x acto blades and writing utensils, Arya created Boot House from two-dimensional drawings turned into three-dimensional structural spaces with cardboard. Read more

India Jolie loves ice cream so much, she decided to turn her passion for the sweet treat into a business. With the help of family and friends, India raised enough money last summer to purchase an Italian Ice cart. Read more

CMA intern Jack Adam has been with CMA since the summer of 2016. When he isn’t assisting the Fine Arts Department, Jack can usually be found traveling around Brooklyn and Manhattan with a camera in hand. Jack’s artwork has earned him nineteen Scholastic Art Awards, including a gold key for his photograph of a skateboarder napping in Tompkins Square Park, which is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Memorial Day weekend.
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To compete in Roller Derby, you need speed, strength, agility, a witty nickname, and a whole lot of gumption. A contact sport on roller skates, Roller Derby is most often played between two teams composed of strong, fearless women. Read more

You can’t help but wonder, who sat in the chair in artist Timothy Paul Myers’ expansive, installation Grey Felt? Did they have a penchant for reading and possibly pistachios, as the grey shells strewn about the floor indicate? Grey Felt is like a snapshot from a dream. Read more

For more than 25 years, Sheila Pepe has been working with textile-based materials to stitch complex and usually site-specific installations. “I stitch, and I say I stitch because there are stitches in hand sewing, there are stitches in knitting, and there are stitches in crocheting. Stitches are the common denominator,” she said. For this installation, Sheila stitched her work between two columns in the gallery, creating an overhanging sculpture with icy blue and cerulean yarn. Read more

Growing up in Long Island and following her inspiration to draw and explore the spirit of trees and New York City, our very own WEE Teaching Artist Lynn takes us on an adventure through her favorite places and her love for teaching! Read more

Can you start by telling us a little about yourself? My interests and experiences are fairly eclectic by nature, so I would describe myself as a person who pursues living creatively by following my impulse… Read more

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