Celebrating Riverside Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary with RE: GROWTH, a Summer-Long, Outdoor Art Exhibition




Artist, Wendy Letven ‘Four Currents’ for RE: GROWTH. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Park Conservancy will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary, and slow emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, by hosting a summer-long art exhibition throughout the Park entitled, RE: GROWTH, a Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit.

“To offer hope and joy through the use of festive shapes and colors is my gift for a city that has lost too much during the pandemic.” Blanka Amezkua

Artist, Kenseth Armstead, Prototype: True North, Every Negro Is a Star. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

The ambitious outdoor exhibition will unveil on June 5th, with more than twenty artists and thirteen site-specific installations, and focuses on the resiliency and resolve of all New Yorkers.

Curated by Karin Bravin of BravinLee Programs, this outdoor interactive event will include both physical installations and augmented reality displays, and can be experienced in a single day, or in multiple visits ~ and is a great way to spend the day, and socially distance.

Blanka Amezkua, HAPPINESS IS….. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

While walking through the park between 66th street and 148th street, check out artist Adrian Sas’ installations entitled Source to Spout, on view beginning June 18, 2021. By wrapping a series of panoramic photographs around drinking fountains throughout the park, Sas reveals the system of protected lands, reservoirs, and aqueducts which feeds these fountains.

Participating artists include:

Vanessa Albury  ~ Blanka Amezkua ~ Kenseth Armstead ~ Lee Boroson ~ Dahlia Elsayed ~ Mark Joshua Epstein ~ Rico Gatson ~ DeWitt Godfrey ~ Joshua Goode ~ Valerie Hegarty ~ Wennie Huang ~ Beth Krebs ~ Sadie Lask ~ Niki Lederer ~ Wendy Letven  ~ LoVid ~ Mary Mattingly ~ Joiri Minaya ~ Sui Park ~ Shuli Sadé ~ Jean Shin ~ Glen Wilson ~ Letha Wilson ~ Woolpunk

Re: Growth, A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit, is privately funded, and will be on view from June 5, 2021 through the summer. This is a free event. Join the Riverside Park Conservancy in celebration of its 35th anniversary on June 8th for live music and open bar at Pier 1 Cafe on West 70th Street and Ellington in the Park at West 105th Street – Tickets available here.

Riverside Park Conservancy has been busy! completing the reconstruction of Cherry Walk, and reopening to cyclists and pedestrians in January, 2021. Looking back at the return of the Goats!  All donations would be appreciated

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