Public Art Opening: Harumi Ori in Thomas Jefferson Park
Friday, July 13, 2018
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Harumi Ori folds and sews orange industrial mesh, a sacred color in Japan, to create three dimensional snapshots. Using photographs she took of parkgoers as inspiration, she has created a vibrant 30 foot portrait of the park out of mesh, which highlights the surrounding community. Meet the artist and celebrate this public art installation!
This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.
Introduced in September 2016, the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant builds on Parks’ equity initiatives by bringing regular public art exhibits to parks that have historically lacked cultural programming. The $200,000 grant has been issued to a total of 20 artists over the course of two consecutive years, with $100,000 distributed to 10 artists in 2017, and $100,000 issued to another 10 artists this year. Each chosen artist receives $10,000 to execute their pieces. The first round of winning artists installed their pieces in June 2017, and each was on display for one year
Enter the park from First Avenue just north of the Recreation Center and continue straight towards the East River. The installation is on the baseball field fence
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