Make art with us on weekday mornings at the ICA in the Bank of America Art Lab.

Join us for the latest installation of the Bank of America Art Lab, Bridging Creativity: Art Lab from Home to Here. Through looking and art-making, engage with the work of four Boston-based artists who are connected in their ability to spread joy through creativity. Activities are drop-in and first-come, first-serve. Capacity is limited with social distancing protocols in place. See our weekend hours

More about the Installation

In March 2020, the Bank of America Art Lab was forced to close its doors as the museum and city went into lockdown. Nonetheless, Bostonians continued to create. To support artmaking and creative expression during this time, the ICA launched its Art Lab at Home website and collaborated with artists to create more than 70 digital activities and distribute 6,900 art kits to families throughout Boston.

This installation presents four of the Boston-based artists who developed activities for the Art Lab at Home website and art kits. These artists work in a range of styles and mediums, and are connected in their abilities to spread joy through creativity. We are so excited to reopen our doors, to make art together again, and to continue to expand the ways that we can create art with all of you, in person or from afar.

Check out more artist-designed activities at icaboston.org/art-lab.

Meet the Artists

Mel Taing

Headshot of a woman with long black hair smiling against a colorful gradient background

Photo by Mel Taing

Mel Taing is a Cambodian American photographer currently living in East Boston. Mel’s artistic practice is centered on the act of archiving and documenting the here and now through creative portraiture. She creates environments that encourage her subjects’ comfort, confidence, and joy to become the center of the experience.

Website | Instagram

 

LJ-Baptiste 

A man wearing a tan cap and a cartoon t-shirt smiling with his arms crossed

Photo by Sherline Heriveaux

LJ-Baptiste is an art educator and cartoonist from Boston. He is best known for his ongoing comic book series COMIXSCAPE, which features the adventures of a bright-eyed, perpetually preteen boy and his raccoon sidekick. Whether it’s work in animation, graphic apparel designs, or COMIXSCAPE, LJ’s art can be described as distinctive, masterful, and captivating.

Website | Instagram

 
Mithsuca Berry

Headshot of person with long purple and teal braids and red makeup against a solid yellow background

Photo by Mithsuca Berry

Creativity is not just about technical skills but a way of living for Mithsuca Berry. Based in Boston, Mithsuca uses the art of storytelling to bring healing and reimagining to their community.

Instagram


Maya Erdelyi

A woman wearing a dangly statement floral necklace peers at the viewer while lit by green and magenta lights

Photo by Martha Williams

Maya Erdelyi is an award-winning animator, artist, and educator. She creates intricate hand-made animations, collages, and installations inspired by imaginary worlds, music, memories, and dreams. Ingredients in her work include: printmaking, painting, puppetry, stop-motion, bold colors, patterns, and found paper textures.

Website | Instagram | Vimeo

 


ICA Kids and Family programs are supported, in part, by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation. Select Art Kits were made possible, in part, by the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation.