The Harlem-based artist, writer and poet Carletta Joy Walker recently conducted an afternoon of conversation, art-viewing, and art-making on Manhattan’s High Line. Walker spoke about the power of artistic creation to sustain and maintain a sense of connectedness during physical distancing, particularly during times like the current pandemic. “I’m so thankful to the City Artist Corps Grant for making this event possible, and to the High Line for being the partnering venue, and to all, for being part of my flights of joy,” commented Walker who shared 10 artworks she had created over the past year and a half of the pandemic and encouraged those in attendance to contribute to a communal artwork.

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  1. This was a truly engaging and thought-provoking event. Bravo! to Ms. Walker for creating it and bravo! to Ms. Carrillo for covering it.

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