‘Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change’ will Unveil in Morningside Park on August 25th

 

 

 

Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change in Morningside Park. Image courtesy Connie Lee, President, Art Lives Here, Inc.

Setting the Stage for Climate Change is a temporary public art installation in Morningside Park, sited on a landing near the top of the staircase at 116th Street. Environmental artist Susan Stair designed the sculpture to reinvent the area of the park as an amphitheater for arts and cultural programming.

Unveiling set for August 25th from 4:00 to 7:00pm in Morningside Park, enter at 116th Street and Morningside Drive.

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Get Ready for a Little Trashion Fashion ~ at The Dwyer in Harlem August 8th

 

 

 

The ‘Fantastic Plastic’ dress from Virginia Beach fashion designer Sonya Phillips, worn by model Queen Ayesha at Virginia Fashion Week. SONYA PHILLIPS

It’s a Movement with a focus on our environment ~ Trashion Fashion ~ a whimsical and fun way to create everything from art, jewelry and fashion by way of upcycling what was historically thrown in the garbage heap.

Next Up ~ August 8th

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‘Ascending the Mountain’ Unveiled in Marcus Garvey Park Along with Public Events

 

 

 

Taking a closer look. Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park

Harlem-based non-profit the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public art organizer Connie Lee and Harlem-based artist Susan Stair are pleased to announce the installation of Ascending the Mountain, a public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park. Installed in three distinct sections along the staircase that leads up to the overlook terraces known as the Acropolis and the Harlem Fire Watchtower. The artwork is exhibited as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and is one of six temporary public art installations organized by the public art committee in Harlem this Summer.

Join the artist, Susan Stair, for a guided tour of her public art installation on Saturday, June 4th (rain date June 5th) and Saturday, June 11th (rain date June 12th) from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Use the 121st St & Madison Ave entrance to Marcus Garvey Park, at the base of the stairs near the basketball courts. Workshops and tree-inspired activities on each day.

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NYC Parks Launches Hug a Tree Campaign on Arbor Day

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks

Today, just in time for Arbor Day, NYC Parks rolled out its brand new Hug A Tree campaign inviting New Yorkers to go out and (yes, really) hug their trees! Beginning today and running through the end of the summer, Parks is hanging 1,000 “It’s Okay to Hug Me” signs on trees in parks across the city, encouraging New Yorkers to go out and hug their trees and learn about these vital resources – on Arbor Day and beyond!

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

 

 

 

Photo credit: AFineLyne

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, on view through August 17, 2020.

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