NYC Parks’ 41st Annual Wreath Interpretations at Arsenal Gallery

 

 

 

Artist, Naomi Lawrence. NYC Parks 2023 Wreath Interpretations at Arsenal Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.

As New Yorkers and visitors alike flock to Wollman Rink, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and the many wonderful holiday events taking place around the city, everyone’s favorite yule time tradition has returned to the Arsenal Gallery – the annual Wreath Interpretations exhibit! A holiday tradition since 1982, NYC Parks is once againringing in the season with Wreath Interpretations, featuring whimsical wreaths handcrafted by Parks employees, artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages.  

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Art Students League to Unveil 2023 Works in Public Program in Riverside Park

 

 

 

Rendering, Art Students League, 2023 Works in Public, Marco Palli, Our Gates, 2023, Riverside Park South. Image courtesy Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York in partnership with NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and the Riverside Park Conservancy is proud to announce two new large-scale artworks by League artists Sophie Kahn and Marco Palli as part of the 2023 Works in Public program. The sculptures will be unveiled in a public ceremony at Riverside Park in Manhattan on November 9 and remain on view through August 2024. The 2023 Works in Public program also includes two works by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith, unveiled in July and now on view at Riverside Park South through July 2024. The unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 9, 3–4pm at 145th Street and Riverside.

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The Art Students League & NYC Department of Parks unveil ‘Works in Public Summer 2023’ in Riverside Park

 

 

 

The Art Students League unveils ‘Works in Public’ Summer 2023 in Riverside Park South. Images courtesy The Art Students League

The Art Students League of New York and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invite you to the unveiling of Works in Public at Riverside Park South, July 18. The ceremony will start in Riverside Park South (59th Street Entrance) at 4pm, followed by a  champagne reception at Pier 1 Café (500 W 70th St).

The year-long outdoor public art exhibition at Riverside Park South in Manhattan features new site-specific sculptures by League artists Helen Draves and Susan Markowitz Meredith. Two additional projects will be unveiled in fall 2023.

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‘Elizabeth Knowles & Eric David Laxman: Pond Blossoms’ + ‘Simon Rigg: Watching Over You’ in Morningside Park, Harlem

 

 

 

Elizabeth Knowles: Pond Blossoms in Morningside Park. Image via Elizabeth Knowles on Facebook and Instagram

Two whimsical and wonderful sculptures appeared in and around the pond in Morningside Park in June. ‘Pond Blossoms‘, (featured above), works by Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman are in the water; and ‘Watching Over You’ by sculptor artist Simon Rigg sits on a tiny patch of land in the pond.

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NYC Parks to Award $25,000 Grant with Open Call for Emerging Sculpture Artists

 

 

 

NYC Parks invites artists to submit proposals for the Highland Park Art Grant. The winning artist will receive an award of $25,000 to create their proposed artwork for display outdoors in Highland Park, which is on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. The artwork will be installed on the Brooklyn side in summer 2023 and will be on view for up to one year.

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Kevin Quiles Bonilla & Zaq Landsberg Unveil ‘For Centuries, and Still… (anticipated completion) in Harlem Art Park for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

 

 

 

artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg created For centuries, and still… (anticipated completion) for Harlem Art Park. In the background, the art installation ‘Growth’ and behind, the historic Harlem courthouse. Photo credit: Zaq Landsberg
  • Save the Date, Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 1-3, for a collective poster-making learnshop with Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg in Harlem Art Park.

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Leaning as if falling into the sea, artists Kevin Quiles Bonilla and Zaq Landsberg reimagined a garita from the historic fortresses of Old San Juan, hammered by hurricanes on the fifth anniversary year of Hurricane Maria.

We were on site at the East Harlem Art Park for the installation of For centuries, and still... (anticipated completion).

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Art in the Parks ~ Check Out Public Artworks on Display This Summer 2022

 

 

 

Steven Evans, Songs for a Memorial (photo courtesy of the NYC AIDS Memorial)

Summer is officially here, and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program is ready with a variety of outdoor installations in parks across the five boroughs. Parks invites New Yorkers to check out the more than 40 temporary artworks on view while enjoying summertime in the city. These vibrant installations include sculptures, large-scale murals, and interactive sound projects, exploring themes of nature, community, music, remembrance, and more.

Here are some highlights this season, beginning with our featured image, Songs for a Memorial by Steven Evans at the NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle in Manhattan, and on view through September 6, 2022.

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Renaissance Women by artist Alice Mizrachi unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

 

 

 

Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women

Marcus Garvey Park has a plethora of art over this past few months, with the installation of Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain and Thomas J. Price: Witness,  added to the park’s weekly music and dance. Now, we look forward to the unveiling of Alice Mizrachi: Renaissance Women, an abstract, figurative sculpture that honors women of the Harlem Renaissance ~ paving the way for many of the artists today, including Mizrachi.

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Broadway Mall Association Unveils ‘Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway’

 

 

 

Bloom 1 “the Earth Laughs”, 2020/21; L: Rosa Portogallo marble, 35 x 74 x 37 inches. R: Breccia Viola marble, 31 x 55 x 29 inches. On loan from the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York Broadway at 64th Street (Dante Park). Image courtesy The Broadway Mall Association

We just love the Broadway Mall Association public art installations, and have been waiting to see what would come next after Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway.’

Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway, a sculpture exhibition located at eight locations between 64th Street and 157th Street is now on view. The sculptures are shaped in the form of flowers, celebrating the return to life from a long and difficult winter into spring.

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Rubem Robierb: Dream Machine II + Peace Makers Coming to Randall’s Island

 

 

 

Rubem Robierb: Dream Machine II. “This monument is for the Dreamers. For the ones who live and die making the impossible happen.”… Robierb. Image courtesy the artist and Taglialatella Galleries

Randall’s Island Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and Taglialatella Galleries will unveil two installations on Randall’s Island in May, 2021 by artist Rubem Robierb entitled Dream Machine II and Peace Makers.

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Cavalier Gallery brings 5 Sculptures to Broadway + Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, Created by Artist, Jim Rennert

 

 

 

Jim Rennert, From L-R, Inner Dialogue; Timing; Commute. Image via PRNewsfoto/Cavalier Gallery

Cavalier Gallery, Rockhill Management and NYC Parks have unveiled five sculptures by internationally acclaimed, New York-based artist, Jim Rennert in the Theatre District and Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza. Each of the more than twelve-foot tall sculptures represent a variety of obstacles faced by the working modern man.

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35-Foot-Tall ‘Mother Earth’ Sculpture, New Installation at Rockaway Beach

 

 

 

Kris Perry stands with pieces of Mother Earth outside his studio. Photo by Daniel McCabe. Image courtesy of the artist.

Contemporary artist Kris Perrys monumental sculpture Mother Earth will be installed at Rockaway Beach (Queens) as part of the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, which brings both experimental and traditional art to the public in locations throughout the five boroughs. Continue reading “35-Foot-Tall ‘Mother Earth’ Sculpture, New Installation at Rockaway Beach”