BY CHRISTINE MINAS | June 21, 2020
Back in March 2020 as we started going into statewide lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I set out to invent a few new corona-era routines to help me cope with the feeling that a gigantic asteroid had hit Earth. Those routines included long nervous walks on the East River at sunrise, tea and coffee cake with Governor Cuomo’s daily 11am press conferences, followed by a daily Instagram post of an artist or art lover at home with art.
The posts quickly became a series that I named #artathome and some highlights are included here. I received submissions from people I have known for years and people I have never met. And I was thrilled that the Consulate General of Canada in New York picked up the series and created their own series #canadianartathome (see the first photo below).
#artathome seems to have resonated with a lot of people, perhaps because we were all in lockdown, staring at our walls. It was a nice distraction to take a look at someone else’s wall and more importantly, it served as evidence of the comforting and therapeutic role the art we live with can play in our lives.
To see the full series, check out my Instagram @christine.minas