Medusa Medusa

Althea Hurwitz @theamakesartandstuff 

I am an NYU Gallatin graduate that specializes in accessibility in art education, and I currently have a career in children’s programming at the Brooklyn Public Library. I am a mixed media artist that is deeply connected to painting, embroidery and beading, collage, and, as of late, ceramics. I am inspired by children’s literature and media, as well as the rituals and values of childhood. I also take inspiration from the surreal, the supernatural, and the mythological. I like to use a lot of color and texture in my work, and sometimes that means it comes across a bit cartoonish, which I believe only reflects my joy and enthusiasm for my subjects and my process. I hope you enjoy diving into a quirky landscape of color when exploring my art.   

Medusa, 2021

Artist – Althea Hurwitz
Medium – Clay, Glaze
Size – 8” high x 16” wide x 6” deep 4lbs.



Medusa is one of my favorite mythological figures to feature in my work, and I loved portraying this cartoony version of her, while still staying true to the drama and humanity of her story.


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A: All purchases will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive confirmation if you’re able to complete the purchase of a piece via email or phone call.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: All payments will be made through the artist. When you received notice about your inquiry, if the piece is still available for purchase you will receive a list of their accepted forms of payment (Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or PayPal).

Q: Will you ship my piece to me?

A: We will not be shipping any pieces. Once a piece has been purchased, we will coordinate the pick of the item at our community center. The Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10025.

Q: How does my purchase benefit the W.H.A.M Festival and the Community Arts Program?

A: The artists have pledged to donate 50% of the sale price to the Community Arts program. The W.H.A.M. Festival serves as Goddard Riverside Community Arts Program’s annual charitable fundraising drive that jointly supports our presented artists and the future of our programs, including PAC, the Performing Arts Conservatory summer program offering 100% tuition-free professional training in music, dance, and drama for young performers.

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A: No. All payments will go through the artists directly, not Goddard Riverside.


Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Althea Hurwitz accepts Venmo as a form of payment for this piece. If you have inquired, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If accepted, you will then receive any additional information you need to complete the transaction through Venmo.


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All pieces will be coordinated for pick up at our community center once payment has been confirmed. The Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10025. We do not ship any of the pieces.

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