CEC Artslink presents Publicly Creative: A Public Art Workshop. Public art is a fast-growing discipline with many unexplored opportunities for artists and communities. This workshop is a hands-on intensive introduction to the field, outlining resources, logistics, opportunities, and examples of successful collaborations. Recognizing artistic initiative as a valuable asset and a catalyst for a dialogue and transformation, we will explore how site-specific collaborations in varied cultural, geographic and political areas can influence business, social awareness and economic development. Encouraging close inspection of the particular issues faced by a specific New York community chosen by the participants, the workshop and the resulting public art work(s) will provide a unique platform for the participants and the public to explore and appropriate the city’s landscapes.

May 15, 2011


Hi Everyone! I am waiting for the first coat of paint to dry on the sawed-off bike handle bar (donated by Larry's Bikes on Flatbush and Ave K, Brooklyn) which will be what i mount the 4 bells on. I went to Larry's on Friday and tried ALL their bells and found some that made a little melody - I'll record it and post MP3s if I can actually figure out how to do that here.... maybe I can save them as Video files.... I'll be fixing this to a bench in Coenties Slip Park - 38 Water Street (the last park we saw) tomorrow. I hope some of you can come by and try it out.

And for other self promotion - my band is performing at the BAM cafe this coming Friday at 9 pm - FREE! Please come and join us - One set. It was great to meet you all and be a part of the workshop - thanks again Kendal and Zhenia!

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