Public Art Exhibition Opening: Face of Railroad Park by Matthew Westerby and Harold Simmons
Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Come celebrate the new public art installation "Faces of Railroad Park" with a fun afternoon of performances, kid-friendly activities, and art making.
Performers include Ni-Emah Bugg, CS 55 Bengal Tigers Step Team, MS 328 Poets, LaCresha Berry, Morrisania Band Project, Matthew Westerby Dance Company, and Harold Simmons.
DreamYard artists Harold Simmons and Matthew Westerby, along with David Flores, facilitated conversations with community members around the aspects of their lifestyles that they consider to be healthy habits. Interview subjects were also photographed, and these digital images were printed onto a vinyl material and then installed around the comfort station in Railroad Park.
DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change, and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. Young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. Through offering sustained and meaningful supports, youth will develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.
Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.
This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Art & Antiquities, DreamYard, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Fund for Public Health