Public Art Opening: Risa Puno at Rufus King Park
Saturday, June 24, 2017
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and the King Manor Museum for the opening of Risa Puno's public artwork Common Ground. Consisting of a grid of interconnected picnic tables with tiled mosaic surfaces, Common Ground will be an interactive sculpture that literally brings people closer together. The shared tabletops and benches will each have a different mosaic design inspired by the neighborhood’s unique mix of cultures, as well as by the patterns within the adjacent King Manor Museum. Common Ground is a celebration of harmony through diversity, imbued with the ideals of the park’s namesake, Rufus King.
Pack a picnic and join the artist at the communal table!
The public art opening is part of King Manor's Summer Festival, so stay for the fun! The festival is a free event is fun for families, with historic games, crafts, bubbles, and more!
This exhibition is made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.
Art & Antiquities, King Manor Museum