Being Present

Being Present was created to support the Mental Health Quilt, a collaboration with Tumblr’s Post It Forward program and The City of New York’s ThriveNYC initiative. Sharing ThriveNYC’s goal of promoting open, positive, supportive dialogue when it comes to mental health, Post It Forward commissioned New York artist and Tumblr Creatr, Sirin Thada to conceptualize her work around the same mission. Being Present will be on display in First Street Green Art Park until November 10th, 2016.

About her work, Sirin Thada wrote: Bows, and gifts generally, represent positivity and hope, they symbolize an act of care and giving to others. The installation also functions as a visual pun on the idea of “being present” — a state of being that we could all cultivate a little more. The colors symbolizes the range of emotions; it also represents positivity and acceptance. The different pole heights create an ascending effect, which speaks to an open growth process that encourages sharing with friends and family, and connecting about mental health.

SCORE! A Music Making Carnival

On August 20, SCORE! is coming to First Street Green!

SCORE! is an interactive musical art exhibit where people can become part of a song. Based on traditional carnival games, players control the music mix by throwing objects, hitting targets and watching the song change based on what they do. The better they are at the game, the more layers of the song they will reveal. Since anything can happen at any time, the players truly create a different musical piece every time. Find out more at mashandflutter.com.