Human Connection Arts was launched in 2017, born from the days when Andy Golub, its founder, painted freely in the streets of New York City.
Now, the nonprofit ~ true to its mission of forming unique connections between artist and model during body painting ~ focuses on the vulnerabilities between models and artists, creating significant impact on artist, models and the public, as they strive to build a world where all people are accepted, regardless of race, gender, size, shape, age and even political views.
Kicking-off 2021, Human Connection Arts announced the opening of new indoor gallery and outdoor courtyard, set to open on January 18, 2021 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The new space will be located at Java Art Studios, where HCA will host free interactive events each week, including painting, poetry, music, movement, and conversations. All activities will be organized in a safe and responsible manner.
Above, Union Square Body Painting Day, July 25, 2021.
The Theme for 2020 was ‘Vision‘. Andy Golub created a series of his Human Canvas Paintings this Winter. Groups of models form their bodies together to become one huge painting. Paintings took place on weekends in December and January in a Bushwick, Brooklyn studio.
Let’s look back at what Human Connection Arts brought to New York City in 2019.
June 15, 2019 ~ A Protest Against Divisiveness. Hundreds of nude models will march down Broadway, each with their own painted message-on them, from 42nd Street (Times Square) to 23rd Street. Event from Noon to 3:30pm. Follow on the Facebook Event Page.
June 22nd ~ Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, the most colorful parade in the world!
September 11th ~ HCA Returns to Washington Square Park on 9/11. For the 2nd strait year, HCA will cover the grounds of Washington Square Park with chalk art as NYC celebrates its freedom of expression on this historic day. Once again, the theme of the drawings are “Creative Expression.” The idea is that on 9/11 (or any other day) exercising our freedom of expression is a form of patriotism. We must never give up our right to express ourselves (even if it is unpopular). And we should stop and appreciate the freedoms that we have. Note ~ there is a $20 fee for artists which includes the chalk and snacks. Follow on Facebook.
Get ready for the largest Halloween Parade in the Country! Look for the HCA Float in the 2019 NYC Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village! The Event will take place on October 31st from Noon to 8pm.
Human Canvas Painting ~ Event Application for a project taking place in Winter 2019.