Ben Godward is a NY-based artist who works primarily in sculpture and public works of art. He received his MFA in sculpture from the university at Albany in 2007 and his BFA in sculpture at Alfred University in 2004. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces such as The Front in New Orleans, Reservoir Art Space in Queens, Slag Gallery in Brooklyn, Volta 11 in Basel Switzerland and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. He was a resident at the Socrates Sculpture Park and received a fellowship from the International Sculpture Center, I-Park and Jerome Foundation. He has permanent sculptures installed at the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Hyperallergic headquarters in Brooklyn. All images courtesy of the artist  
Jaynie Gillman Crimmins is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses re-purposed material, such as shredded financial statements and junk mail, in order to make elaborate textural pieces that interweave narratives about her own beliefs and behaviors, and consumer culture. Crimmins’ work has been exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair and her new project in process, Building a Blue Wall, was recently installed at the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn. She will be showing work at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, which opens June 2nd. All images courtesy of the artist  
BTR attends the Holi Hai festival, a festival of color that celebrates diversity and the arrival of spring.