34th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation in NYC ~ June 26, 2019

 

 

 

Image via New York City Percent for Art courtesy of the artist

Did you know that since 1982, one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects must be spent on public artwork? It is known as the Percent for Art Law, managed by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

The first artist selected was Jorge Luis Rodriguez who unveiled his installation entitled Growth in the East Harlem Art Park on June 26, 1985. Come along as we celebrate the 34th anniversary of the first Percent for Art Installation

Continue reading “34th Anniversary of the First ‘Percent for Art’ Installation in NYC ~ June 26, 2019”

Exploring Roots of Trees and Cultural Roots with Artist Susan Stair: Roots on Fire in the Art Park, East Harlem

 

 

 

Spending time with artist Susan Stair brings a whole new meaning to the trees that fill our green spaces. As we watched her work to create the clay molds for her current installation, Roots on Fire, Stair took us on a virtual journey underground, exploring how trees constantly send electrical messages through their roots and the mushroom (or mychorrizal network) that compose the Wood Wide Web. Come along on our three-part journey (from the Trees to the Studio to the Installation) as we document the creation of the installation Roots on Fire.

Continue reading “Exploring Roots of Trees and Cultural Roots with Artist Susan Stair: Roots on Fire in the Art Park, East Harlem”