LEAP'S PUBLIC ART PROGRAM 2014
SAVE THE DATE!
The kick-off event for LeAp’s Public Art Exhibition is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20th at 11:30am at Union Square Park along 14th Street (Rain or Shine). The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Students will unveil their beautiful and meaningful artworks that address critical social issues in their communities and dignitaries will be there to honor them. The artworks consist of murals and collage on the surfaces of school lunchroom tables---the table is a symbol of student conversations.
In early June, the artworks will be installed in parks citywide (near each participating school):
MANHATTAN - FRIDAY, JUNE 6
10:00am - Sara D. Roosevelt Park (behind basketball court near ping pong table off of East Houston St bet Chrystie & Forsythe Sts)
Art by students of School for Global Leaders 378M
12:00pm - Cherry Tree Playground (East 99th St & 3rd Ave)
Art by students of Vito Marcantonio School 50M
QUEENS - TUESDAY, JUNE 10
10:00am - Juniper Valley Park (beside playground overlooking field at Juniper Boulevard South at 78th St)
Art by students of Walter Reed School 9Q
12:00pm - Evergreen Park (St. Felix Ave bet 60th Pl & 60th St)
Art by students of Robert E. Peary School 75Q
BROOKLYN - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11
10:00am - Detective Joseph Mayrose Park (off of 7th Ave between 17-18th Sts)
Art by students of 53K
12:00pm - J.J. Byrne Playground (East side of Old Stone House off of Fifth Ave between 3rd-4thSts)
Art by students of Park Slope School 282K
STATEN ISLAND - THURSDAY, JUNE 12
10:30am - Clove Lakes Park (Along Clove Lakes driveway behind baseball field bleachers)
Art by students of Edwin Markham Intermediate School 51R
12:00pm - Snug Harbor Cultural Center (on gravel path near greenhouse entrance at Richmond Terrace & Tysen St)
Art by students of PS/IS 25R
BRONX - FRIDAY, JUNE 13
10:00am - Claremont Park (top of park at Morris Ave & East Mount Eden Ave)
Art by students of New Venture Academy 219X
12:00pm - St. Mary’s Park (by tennis court at St. Ann’s Ave & East 146th St)
Art by students of The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology 223X
As part of the program, LeAp’s Public Art students had the unique opportunity to meet with distinguished and world-renowned artists. This year’s Guest Artists, who generously donated their time to meet with students at their studios, galleries and at the schools, included:
Now in its seventh year, LeAp’s Public Art Program empowers young people to have a voice in their communities and express themselves on major community issues through creation and public exhibition of art in NYC parks---the largest student exhibition in NYC parks history and the first to span the five boroughs. This exhibition was developed in cooperation with NYC Parks and Recreation.
LeAp’s Public Art Program was made possible by the generous support of NYC Parks & Recreation, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Fridolin Charitable Trust, Jeff Gural, Astoria Federal Savings, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Northfield Bank Foundation, Socrates Sculpture Park, Raise Plow, School Excess, The Compleat Sculptor, Environmental Technology Inc., Richmond County Savings Foundation, Whole Foods Market New York City, Zabar’s, KADKO and CAMBRO. A very special thanks to NYC Department of Education and its Department of Facilities.
For more information, please call 212 769-4160 ext 6.