Artist Statement: “Community of Dreams” Our piano is a collaboration between School of Visual Arts and Hetrick-Martin Institute inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s quote ” I dream of painting then I paint my dream”. The youth participants of HMI painted their dreams on tiles that are collaged together onto the rainbow flag. Collage as a metaphor for the extraordinary community of HMI, echoing Sing For Hope’s mantra of #artforall.
  • 2019

Community of Dreams


Joan DiLieto in Collaboration with HMI and SVA

“Born and raised in NY, with studios in both Red Hook, Brooklyn and Capri Italy, Joan has been a painter for many years bridging both cultures into the texture of her work. With the roots of an islander, the sea is always present “”as above, so below””. Painting beauty, painting fiction, a mythological narrative emerges. Rich with the ancient art of storytelling, a cast of characters led by the divine feminine lead us into their Byzantine world. Intrigue and identity converge with alchemy and transformation. “

Public Location

Astor Place (June 3 - 23, 2019)

Permanent Home

Hetrick-Martin Institute (Delivered Fall 2019)

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