Brooklyn Creatives Make Art, Masks Under COVID Shutdown (Photos)

Photo by Katie Merz


    As Brooklynites have had to adapt to a new normal, artists and makers across the borough have pivoted their work to reflect the new reality.

    Photographers used to roaming the borough have turned their work inward, art teachers used to working in person have begun offering online instruction and textile artists have put their skills to work mask making. Creatives have also looked to their communities, raising money for local mutual aid societies, food banks and other charities.

    Here’s what just a few of Brooklyn’s creatives have been up to during the pandemic.

    Marj Kleinman, Stoop Portraits

    Farai Simoyi, Masks

    Liz Devine, Roommate Portraits

    Katie Merz, Chalk Drawings

    Nancy Blum, Free Coloring Pages

    Richard Louissaint, Self Portraits

    Diane Josephine Hu, Painting Household Objects

    Laura Connelly, Pet Portraits for Charity

    Eckford Street Studio, Virtual Classes

    Lauren Luloff, Painted Silk Clothing

    Claudette Brady, Masks

    Jordan Nassar, Auctioning Art for Charity

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