Last Saturday (July 11), the ArtBuilt Studio in the Park was the eye of a perfect storm of art, dance music, and community fun! Resident artist Patrick Rowe and awesome art collective Mobile Print Power took over our little corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park to celebrate the culmination of their People’s Design Laboratory project, with music and performances by Danza Azteca Chichimeka (Aztec Dance) and Ñukanchik Llakta Wawa Kunas-Wawas Sumags (Ecuadorian Dance).
Visitors had an opportunity to learn how to screen print using Mobile Print Power’s mobile screen printing cart, and to take home custom prints on tote bags, t-shirts and more.
During the festivities, Mobile Print Power unveiled the new concepts for signs for the park that they’d created based on drawings and ideas shared by park-goers over the last month – People’s Design Laboratory spent four weeks gathering creative input from park-goers, creating signage concepts from that input, and printing up the beautiful signs presented at Saturday’s event. Next step: Using these designs to advocate for an innovative new signage system for the park.
All told, it was an amazing event – any day that includes an Aztec blessing and a public procession to distribute community-developed signs across the park is a pretty awesome day!
Jun 27 2015
…Come tour the Mobile Studio with Guy @ 11:30- 2:30pm and see Esther on the Ownership Panel (3:30-4:30) at the STAY IN NY CONFERENCE @ the Queens Museum!
Stay in New York, is an affordable workspace conference that aims to give New Yorkers the tools to help create better neighborhoods, find and keep their rents low, and even purchase real estate and studio space.
Artist Patrick Rowe and the Mobile Print Collective move into the studio!
After our brief time that the Ideas City Festival, we now head to the Queens Museum and Flushing Meadow Corona Park. This summer ArtBuilt, along with the New York City Parks Department and the Queens Museum, will offer two artists the opportunity to have back-to-back residencies in Flushing Meadow Corona park adjacent to the museum for July and August.
……..stay tuned for word on the artists and their open studio hours so you can come and say hi and see the studio!
Come check out the mobile studio on Saturday May 30th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ the NEW MUSEUM. We’ll be on Bowery, mid-block below Houston. Also showcasing the work of our fantastic Philly partners The Peoples Paper Co-op and The Village of Arts and Humanities— including artwork, paper products, and workshops!
The People’s Paper Co-op moves in and suddenly the studio is transformed from a white box to a work and exhibition space…..