"Mask Painting with Michele Benjamin This mask painting demo features Made in NYC member Michele Benjamin. Freshen up your mask collection and learn how to paint fabric, and embellish any mask or cap of your choosing. This demo will explore paint and embellishment methods for your DIY masks projects. Made in NYC Week’s weekend of demos will bring you behind the scenes to see how your favorite products are made right here in NYC.Michele Benjamin face masks. While self-isolating in New York back in April, artist and jewelry maker @michelebenjamin re-tooled her jewelry business and started making cotton face masks to keep fellow New Yorkers safe. In a year of unprecedented challenges, New York’s manufacturers have offered no shortage of innovative solutions. They rapidly pivoted their production to provide masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer to essential workers and activists on the ground. They persisted through difficult circumstances, fighting valiantly to keep their doors open and carry on with creativity and motivation. And throughout it all, they’ve kept their eyes on the future, ensuring that, as cities reopen, we’re not simply bouncing back, we’re building better. Made in NYC Week 2020, the third annual celebration of NYC’s manufacturing community, may be virtual due to COVID-19, but the spirit remains the same: to honor the resilience of New York’s makers and entrepreneurs, and to remember that we’re all in this together, even as we navigate uncharted territory."
Made in NYC, Pratt Center
- October 03, 2020