Art Students League: Model for Monuments, 2019 ~ 2020



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Art Students League unveiled this season’s Model to Monument Public Art in the Parks installations on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Riverbank State Park. This year, three sculpture pieces were installed along the Hudson River at 145th Street.

The three art installations ~ Models for Monuments at Riverbank State Park

An image from up high gives a view from L-R, Artist, Frank Michielli, Moiré 3 ~ Artists, Damon Hamm & Jeff Sundheim, Wavehenge ~ and Artist, Gala Grossi, Gaea. Let’s take a closer look.

Artist, Frank Michielli, “Moiré”3

Above & below ~ Artist, Frank Michielli, Moiré 3, painted steel

Frank Michielli, Moire 3

Model to Monument (M2M) is a partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation that has been in effect since 2010. The students in this program work under the guidance of master sculptor Greg Wyatt, resident artist at the Cathedral of the Church of St. John the Divine.

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Above, Artists, Damon Hamm and Jeff Sundheim, ‘Wavehenge‘, steel, teak.

The League’s evening lecture and exhibition programs, Seeds of the League, Model to Monument, and Exhibition Outreach Program are supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Artist Gaia Grossi

Above & below, Artist, Gaia Grossi, ‘Gaea‘, concrete, steel

Artist, Gaia Grossi, “Gaea” Models for Monuments

We took our tour of the new installations three days after the unveiling, to find two of the three pieces already tagged.

The entrance to Riverbank State Park at 145th Street & Riverside Drive

Art Students League of New York, Model to Monuments (M2M), Creating Public Art for Public Spaces. The installations will be on view through May, 2020.