The growing arts community in Yonkers, NY, has welcomed the new arrival of Scott Tucker’s ISC Studio into the YoHo Artists Studio as it becomes the YoHo’s first permanent on-site gallery just in time for the 9th annual open studio tour which takes place on April 21st and 22nd 2012. Scott Tucker and his partner Tracey Brooke last week moved their expanding ISC Studio from Brooklyn into the YoHo artists co-op which was formerly a carpet factory on Nepperhan Avenue.
Painter, sculptor and photographer Scott Tucker moved his art and design company from Brooklyn to the former Alexander Smith carpet mill in Yonkers as he was attracted to the space that the historic old building offered. Tucker’s new 4,000 square foot base for his ISC Studio will house the new office headquarters for ISC as well as a production workshop for Tucker’s ‘Raunjiba’ furniture line, and a gallery display area for Scott Tucker and Tracey Brooke’s artwork. The couple will now have enough space to promote and direct educational events and art exhibits separately from their main production area.
The owners of the former carpet mill, The Heights Real Estate Co. bought the building back in 2005 and has spent close to $1 million renovating it and adding 50 lofts. It is hoped that Yonker’s post industrial evolution into a rapidly growing arts community can replicate what has happened in other post industrial New York neighborhoods like Chelsea. After the ribbon cutting Scott Tucker spoke about how he missed Brooklyn but was attracted to Yonkers as it gave them the opportunity to almost triple their production space.
According to Tucker they liked the idea of a growing arts culture in Yonkers and Westchester as a whole. Tucker went on to add that this gives them an opportunity to work from the ground floor in a non saturated market. The 9th annual YoHo open studios will feature exhibits and showcase around 30 work places of the artists that are now part of Yonkers growing art community on Nepperhan Avenue on April 21st and 22nd 2012.