Aliens in New York in Jackson Heights, Queens!
Please pray not to rain!
Aliens in New York will be part of the 2nd Jackson Heights Arts Festival.
Here is a press release.
Friends of Diversity Plaza Jackson Heights Arts Festival 2014: Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 21st 2014
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Diversity Plaza / 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza (between 73rd Street & 74th Street) Jackson Heights, Queens
The Jackson Heights Arts Festival is an all-day public event organized by the Friends of Diversity Plaza, a coalition of community members and groups that seek to engage the community in making the plaza a more welcoming space. This event will feature free art workshops, music, and outdoor art exhibitions to celebrate the Diversity Plaza, the local art scene and the arrival of summer. The co-organizers of this festival are Hibridos Collective and Nitin Mukul, both Jackson Heights artists and curators.
Installation artist Rica Takashima is encouraging conversations on the plaza through wood board peekaboo sculptures representing different occupations and cultural diversity as part of her ongoing “Aliens in New York” series. People will have the opportunity to step into a peekaboo facing other peekaboos in a circle and participate in a conversation with other peekaboo participants. The artist will give away an art certificate with an instant photo.
The exhibiting artists represent the diversity of the borough and a range of artistic disciplines: Antonio Sian (painting),Anna Paulette Ceraulo-Jalazo (painting), Archana Santra (painting), Carlos Amador (painting), David Heatley (drawing), Niizeki Hiromi (installation), Jaime Bautista (photography), Jeff Terzi (photography), Elma Skopljak (painting), Fumi Nakamura (photography), Lucrecia Molinas (painting), Maria Uroos (painting), Maureen Altman (painting), Murugesan Sundaramurthy (graphic arts), Neha Gautam (photography), Nicholas Bertozzi (graphic arts), Rica Takashima (installation), Rodrigo Salazar (photography), and Roshani Thakore (installation).
If you are in NYC area, PLEASE come by and experience this fun, delight, playful participatory art!