This past Saturday on July 14th 2018, artist Andy Golub with organization Human Connection Arts hosted National Body Painting Day.
Artemix was honored to be a sponsor of this influential Art Movement.
It was a long, hot day at Washington Square Park, New York City.
A sea of surprised, intrigued, and eager, faces were seen watching artists paint naked bodies underneath big blue tents.
Swirls of colors were slowly beginning to cover every single part of their model's bodies.
The snapping of cameras could be heard louder than the on-looker's hushed voices.
Among the heavy gazes, there was also much commotion circling around the tents, like live performers twirling Hula Hoops, and The Artemix Palette Sponsor Booth, where many questions were being asked about the unique magnetic palette the artists were using to paint their models.
This was a monumental day for Human Connection Arts, as well as Art itself.
Artemix Sponsored Magnetic Palettes so the incredibly talented artists could create with ease during this huge event.
Our founder Tina, was in Greece supporting her business and Human Connection Arts by painting herself, and fiercely posing in front of an urban mural in Greece.
She spent the day looking for the perfect backdrop to show her support and her art, especially for National Body Painting Day NYC.
Prior to the event, Tina spent many long hours planning this long awaited day with Andy and his wife Carol.
Following the body painting at the event, the completely painted models went to the Arch where a grand piano was stationed in the center.
The models and artists gathered around the piano as one model jumped on top of the piano.
Lyrics to the song Imagine by famous John Lennon were printed on sheets of paper, and handed out to the participants of National Body Painting Day.
Suddenly, a pianist emerged, and began to play the intro to the beautiful song.
The circle of models and artists began to sing of peace, love and acceptance.
Tears welled up in my eyes as I sang along with such an incredible group of human beings.
This was truly a beautiful experience to be a part of.
Following the song was a march around Greenwich Village to proudly show people our art.
At the end of the march, there was a big double decker bus waiting for all of us to board.
We drove around Manhattan as the models were standing on the top level of the bus, waving and smiling to pedestrians.
The reactions of these people were amazing for so many different reasons!
From people clapping with joy, to people covering their mouths in shock, this Artistic Movement certainly seemed to leave its mark on people.
After the bus ride came the After Party!
Project Cozy located in Little Italy was the location for yet another amazing experience.
Food, drink, music, speeches, and an Art Auction were being held at this space!
Andy Golub thanked everyone who participated, and another sponsor made a speech as well.
This man said something that meat a lot to me and I believe to the purpose of Human Connection Arts.
He said "We are so happy to be a part of an organization which allows people to enjoy art at its most basic form."
This was the most impactful part of the day for me.
Art at its most basic form.
Painting people's bodies while connecting with people.
Human Connection Arts.
This event was an experience of a lifetime.
Thank you Human Connection Arts for letting Artemix sponsor you.
Until the next upcoming Art Movement,