Founded as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community. Since 1973, LMCC has been the quiet champion for independent artists in New York City and the cultural life force of Lower Manhattan.
In September 2019, LMCC will open the newly renovated LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. The Arts Center is the first permanent home for artists and audiences on Governors Island, featuring Artist Residency Programs with studio and presenting space for artists to develop their work, and a broad range of events to convene artists and the public in an exchange of ideas and creative practices.
To coincide with the Arts Center’s opening, and to reposition LMCC as a fresh and relevant institution, Clara conceived and designed a new identity.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community.
As Designer in Residence from 2016-2018, Clara helped to re-align and clarify Pyramid’s identity and voice as they moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in Hyattsville, MD. Through the creation of workshop postcards, gallery communications, social media assets, and merchandise, Clara helped introduce Pyramid to a new community, and re-establish them as an eclectic, welcoming arts institution.
New York City Center is one of NYC’s leading centers for dance and musical theater. Dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience, City Center seeks to create a welcoming environment and engage audiences with inspiring programming that reflects the eclecticism, energy and spirit of New York City for over 75 years.
Clara has worked City Center since 2016, helping them to evolve and streamline their visual identity.
Founded in 2013 by New York City Center, Encores! Off-Center presents Off-Broadway musicals that pushed the creative boundaries when they were first produced.
Clara has created the Key Art for the series since 2016.
Crossing the Line is an international arts festival for New York City produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions.
Clara worked with FI:AF to design the identity for the 2017 Crossing the Lines Festival. Inspired by the idea of convergence, the logo features an “elastic” set of rings that orbit and dance around the workmark, evoking a feeling of endless movement.
Launched in 2015, the annual festival of arts and ideas—Onassis Festival explores the relevance of the classical tradition to the present day through innovative and adventurous programs across disciplines and for all ages.
Clara designed identities for both the inaugural festival in 2015 around the theme of Narcissus, and the 2016 festival around the theme of Antigone.
Concept and design of the identity and campaign for the Onassis Foundation (USA)'s Spring 2016 season exhibition Gods and Mortals at Olympus.
The first annual Studio Cornelius wall calendar, celebrating the joy that art brings into life.
Take apart. Get lost. Explore.
The BAM 2015 Next Wave Festival campaign celebrated the ever-shifting and evolving nature of performance through a vocabulary of flipping and moving graphic elements and typography.
Designed in collaboration with Katie Positerry at BAM.
Risk and you Shall Receive.
The BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival campaign was designed around the idea of What Is and What Isn't. Black and White. Positive and Negative. The space left behind. It was a playful study in formalism that used a structured framework to draw focus and ask questions.
Concept and design of a limited edition print portfolio honoring President Karen Brooks Hopkins' retirement from BAM after 35 years of extraordinary service.
The portfolio featured 8 noteworthy Brooklyn artists who were commissioned to create new works that both celebrated Brooklyn and reaffirmed BAM’s place at the heart of an ever-expanding cultural district that Karen helped build.
These limited edition prints were housed in a specially made, dye-cut portfolio box, and gifted to all attendees at a special farewell gala.
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Artists curated by Kathleen Vance.
Conceived and designed in collaboration with the BAM Archive, BAM: The Complete Works is a 382 page book celebrating BAM's 150 year anniversary.
This book is both a narrative chronology of the incredible history of the institution, and a lush and profusely illustrated chronicle, with more than 350 archival images and original contributions by iconic artists and preeminent critics.
Edited by Steven Serafin.