Art in the Parks

Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks bringsto the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse ourlist of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or readmore about the Art in the Parks Program.

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2018

Staten Island

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

Arthur Simms, Float, Float, Float On
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Stapleton Esplanade at Water Street, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms, in the harbor off the Stapleton Esplanade, is a floating sculpture collaged with nautical buoys and bells that will create chords as waves splash through and around it.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

Alassane Drabo, Drum Totem
July 14, 2018 to June 21, 2019
Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Drum Totem, by Alassane Drabo, in Tompkinsville Park is a structure of oil drums accented with found driftwood and skinned drums that can be played to form a drum circle.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

Lina Montoya, Dolphins del Fin
July 14, 2018 to June 21, 2019
Bay Street Median (at Clinton Street), Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Dolphins del Fin by Lina Montoya on a Bay Street median is a series of dolphin and wave shaped sculptures built from recycled bottle caps that will rattle with the wind.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Lina Montoya, Mariposas Lamps
July 19, 2018 to June 20, 2019
CPL. Thompson Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad, Montoya’s illuminated sculptures redefine the monarch butterfly as an icon of migration and freedom. This work is part of the series La Isla Bonita, a beautification project that seeks to transform public spaces through public art and community engagement.

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

DB Lampman, Talking Tubes
July 14, 2018 to June 11, 2019
Barrett Triangle, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Talking Tubes by DB Lampman at the Barrett Triangle is a composition of colorful PVC tubes that can be played to create percussive sounds.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

DB Lampman, DNA (Dynamic Nature Art)
July 14, 2018 to June 11, 2019
Tappen Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

DNA (Dynamic Nature Art) by DB Lampman in Tappen Park is a helix of wind chimes assembled by students from PS 78 floating above the heads of its viewers.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Photo credit: Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum, courtesy of the artist

Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum
July 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018
Faber Pool and Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

The Pencil Museum is a series of handmade vitrines containing antique pencils and writing instruments that illustrate the significance of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. The only pencil factory in America at its inception, it created one of the most commonly used products manufactured in NYC. Faber Park is the former site of the Faber Mansion, home of the “Pencil King of Staten Island” Johann Eberhard Faber. This exhibition tells the story of this often overlooked portion of New York City history and the entrepreneur who chose to call Staten Island home.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Lina Montoya, Mariposas Lamps
June 20, 2017 to June 19, 2018
Faber Pool and Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad, Montoya’s illuminated sculptures redefine the monarch butterfly as an icon of migration and freedom. This work is part of the series La Isla Bonita, a beautification project that seeks to transform public spaces through public art and community engagement.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Fitzhugh Karol, Eyes
June 20, 2017 to April 23, 2018
Tappen Park, Staten Island
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Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Eyes’ intersecting steel shapes are derived from the simple silhouettes of hillsides and stairs, and frame the park’s historic Village Hall. The integrated play feature provides a chance to engage with the work in a way that most sculptures do not allow, appealing to the community in a fundamental way.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

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