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Free Art-Making Workshop with Cecile Chong

Sunday, July 22, 2018

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

This event repeats on the 4th Sunday of every month between 6/10/2018 and 7/22/2018.

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As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

RSVP at makeartlatimer.eventbrite.com

El Dorado (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018. 

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

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