Join us for a full day of events including community workshops, murals, music, and art.
1:00 – 4:00 pm:Community Mural School: Learn about the environment by making collaborative art with painters Alex Evans & Anna Souverov.
1:00 – 4:00 pm: SVA flower & plant collage workshop by Suzanne Anker, Chair of SVA’s BFA Fine Arts Department. Ms. Anker weaves traditional and experimental media in SVA’s Bio Art Lab.
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Opening Reception for “Neighbors” by John Raymond Mireles Restoring America’s shattered national unity one photograph at a time, Mr. Mireles exhibits portraits of Americans from all 50 States from his Neighbors Project on the perimeter fence from May 1-July 7.
Live painting by “Wasteland” open call muralists and Centrefuge.
New Media artists Carlos Rosas and Leanna Rosas debut “MAMA II: Above Board” – a Media Art Mobile Attack unit on wheels with FSG’s greatest hits projected on the sail.
Music by DJ Jake Lama http://www.jakelama.com/
7:00 -9:00 Benefit reception co-hosted by Turn Gallery 37 E First Street (suggested donation $25)
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.
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.