Public Art Opening: Courtney McCloskey's 'Pieces of Poetry: a community mosaic celebration'
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for the opening of Courtney McCloskey's public art installation Pieces of Poetry: a community mosaic celebration in Fort Greene Park.
Pieces of Poetry: a community mosaic celebration is an artist-led, community-generated project that turns hundreds of broken glass shards into a mosaic celebrating three of Fort Greene’s literary greats—Walt Whitman, Richard Wright, and Marianne Moore. The mosaic depicts a bookshelf containing books that display the titles of famous works by Whitman, Wright, and Moore. The artist worked with students from PS 20, The Greene Hill School, Science, Language & Arts International School and Brooklyn Technical High School to create the mosaic pieces. The installation will be on view from April 2019 to April 2020.
This event is free and open to the public.
The mosaic is located on the southwest end of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Plaza, opposite from the Fort Greene Park visitors center.
Art & Antiquities, Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Courtney McCloskey