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 16, 2011

Neighborhood Acronyms Revised

I created a NOHO revised sign & decided to use the old rock club, CBGB as a reference, which has been replaced by Varvatos boutique. Extra Place, a tiny street that runs north from First Street, between Bowery & Second Avenue, was one of the last remnants of the block's pregentrified past. In the pre-gentrified era, CBGBs backstage door led out to the small street. Avalon Bay, developer of luxury condos has repaved Extra and now hosts shops & boutiques there. I put up the sign early this morning-don't know how long it will be before it appears on some security screen...

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