Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Installation workshop this month at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Posted on August 21, 2012 by

Today at the MFTA warehouse, we ran into Shaun Leonardo, director of public programs at Socrates Sculpture Park, along with artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan. At 4 pm today, along with every other weekday until August 31, the artists …

Join us at the Astoria Park Shore Fest Sunday, August 5!

Join us at the Astoria Park Shore Fest Sunday, August 5!

Posted on July 31, 2012 by

Sunday, August 5, 1 pm – 7 pm Astoria Park,Β 19 Street between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens Join us and help create a collaborative sculpture at the Astoria Park Shore Fest this Sunday! The Shore Fest, a …

Are you too old to jump in? MFTA’s take on playpens

Are you too old to jump in? MFTA’s take on playpens

Posted on January 5, 2012 by

A couple of months ago, MFTA recipients were bombarded by these brightly colored orbs in the warehouse–almost like the streets of San Francisco were in this famous Bravia commercial, which you can see after the jump.

You have a travel mug? Good for you. Now you can reuse your paper coffee cup too!

You have a travel mug? Good for you. Now you can reuse your paper coffee cup too!

Posted on November 2, 2011 by

Many people practice reuse daily with their travel coffee mug. Sometimes you just want a hot beverage but don’t have your travel mug in tow. Well, if you’re living/working/visiting Flatiron–or is it called NoMAD?–the artist Gwyneth Leech has an artistic …

Big bear, little bear (dog)

Big bear, little bear (dog)

Posted on August 24, 2011 by

New Yorkers may have noticed Urs Fischer’s “Untitled (Lamp/Bear),” the yellow 23-foot tall sculpture of a stuffed bear outside the Seagram Building on Park Avenue at 53rd Street. While I haven’t seen the sculpture, I saw a great picture (above) …

Jacob Lawrence in Times Square: New York City’s heavily trafficked public art

Jacob Lawrence in Times Square: New York City’s heavily trafficked public art

Posted on July 1, 2011 by

Since we are a program that aims to encourage art and cultural expression in New York City, we will be posting about NYC public art and ways we interact with these works in the coming weeks. An earlier post mentioned …

Public art in NYC catches LA Times’ attention

Public art in NYC catches LA Times’ attention

Posted on June 29, 2011 by

New York City is known for its public art: From the recent, highly-publicized installation of Ai Weiwei‘s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” at the Pulitzer Fountain–which is itself, of course, public art by the Austrian sculptor Karl Bitter–to our most famous …