A Night of Socializing + Socially-Engaged Art

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Let’s Party + Support the Engaging Artists Residency Program

The Social presented by More Art, kicks off on Saturday, September 19th – and you’re invited! Join an evening of participatory art, music, and (of course) drinks! Mix & mingle with fellow artists, bring a guest, and get social!

Don’t forget — all ticket sales go to support the Engaging Artists Residency Program for emerging artists.

RSVP Today!

Borrowed Light ‘Arts Celebration’ in Sunset Park!

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

“Saturday was one of those days when I could truly appreciate the power of art to break the barriers among us and to help us be more present humans. This project certainly transformed the way I hear sound!” – Maritza Arrastia, ESOL Teacher/Coordinator, Turning Point

On Saturday, August 15th, More Art hosted an Arts Celebration in Sunset Park on-site of the sculpture and sound installation ‘Borrowed Light‘ by artist Sari Carel. The event was full of dance and performance, with a special musical presentation by ESOL students of Turning Point Brooklyn Education Center led by Sari Carel and composer Eli Keszler.

The celebration was free and featured the artwork and participation of summer-camp students at PS 169, Sunset Park High School and Center for Family Life Brooklyn, Life Lines Summer Program. Throughout the day there was music, performances and presentations from the New York Chinese Cultural Center as well as poetry & prose readings by the NY Writers Coalition in Sunset Park.

Snacks and refreshments were provided by La Flor de Izucar, Associated Fresh Market, and Steven’s Deli.

 

Visit the Borrowed Light ‘Arts Celebration’ in Sunset Park! Sat. August 15th 2-5

Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Saturday, August 15th 2pm–5pm
Located next to the Sunset Park Recreational Center
44th St & 7th Ave, Brooklyn

MORE ART will be hosting an Arts Celebration in Sunset Park on-site of the sculpture and sound installation ‘Borrowed Light‘ by artist Sari Carel. The event will be full of dance and performance, with a special musical presentation by ESOL students of Turning Point Brooklyn Education Center led by Sari Carel and composer Eli Keszler. The celebration is free and features the artwork and participation of summer-camp students at PS 169, Sunset Park High School and Center for Family Life Brooklyn, Life Lines Summer Program. Throughout the day there will be music, performances and presentations from the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Son Pecadores – a local live music band, as well as poetry & prose readings by NY Writers Coalition in Sunset Park. Snacks and refreshments provided by Las Conchitas, La Flor de Izucar, Associated Fresh Market, and Steven’s Deli.

Come join the fun!

Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1668659783367484/

Discover MORE about Borrowed Light: http://moreart.org/projects/sari-carel/
Contact Jeff at: info@moreart.org for any inquiries.

More Art presents “Borrowed Light” Open May 8 — Oct. 5th

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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After months of preparation, Sari Carel and More Art are gearing up to install the Borrowed Light sound-sculpture in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. On May 8th the public artwork will open to the public. For five months this urban park, typically encroached upon by the sounds of the city, will instead be filled with the sounds of a nature more akin to the countryside. Carel has worked with Sunset Park’s stewards over the past months to collect sound samples in correlation with the park’s native flora and fauna. Wooden sculptural structures will be arranged throughout the park in an architectural manner. These physical sculptures will house speakers amplifying Carel’s natural soundscape, and will also serve as a stage upon which the community can come to express themselves and connect with one another. We are excited for this project to launch and hope you will come be a part of this interactive experience.

In the meantime, you can get a brief preview of the sound installation below.

The Disappearing City Exhibition at Hudson Guild

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

On Thursday, March 18, 2015, More Art and the Hudson Guild community came together to celebrate the opening night of The Disappearing City (on view at Hudson Guild Gallery 441 W 26th St through April 24). Artist Assistant and More Art intern, Brooke Latham, shares her experience from the opening night.

For roughly one month, Amy Wilson and I have been working with a great group of women to create quilts. These quilts are a testament to the participants’ memories in New York. Over the course of the workshop, we have had the opportunity to get to know the group. The opening night of the exhibit marked the culmination of The Disappearing City quilting workshops produced by More Art in partnership with Hudson Guild. Final quilts were on display within Hudson Guild’s gallery space. The show consisted of eighteen quilts made by both the participants from the workshop and by the leader of the workshop, fabric artist Amy Wilson. 

The women whose quilts were in the show attended with great pride. Some of the participants even brought with them family and loved ones. I was particularly excited to meet Darlene’s grandson because his picture is on one of her quilts and she had talked about him over the course of the workshop. The Hudson Guild provided a great assortment of snacks and drinks and everyone spent the duration of the opening chatting and taking pictures. There was a video playing in the gallery space which showed a number of the participants speaking about the narrative of their own quilts. By the end of the event we had received many requests to come back for another workshop. It was so rewarding to see the happiness this program brought to these incredible people.

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Join Us! Our Campaign to bring Borrowed Light to Sunset Park

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Our Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign needs one final push to help finance Borrowed Light by Sari Carel. In addition to knowing that you are supporting vital community arts programming in the Sunset Park community, you will receive unique rewards for pledges, including a social media shout-out, an invite to a preview event as well as, starting at the $150 level, a limited-edition print by Sari Carel. And finally, two contributors at the $1000 level will receive an original, signed and hand-drawn piece by Carel evoking Borrowed Light.

Other rewards include an invitation to a limited-entry VIP cocktail reception; a downloadable file of Carel’s unique sound collage featuring fauna unique to the park; a special behind the scenes tour of the artist’s studio; and an exclusive three course dinner with Sari Carel and More Art’s Executive Director Micaela Martegani.

The project is already well underway. Sound recordings have been made, plans and technical drawings are ready, and construction of the sculpture is about to start. Your contributions will go toward final construction and installation as well as toward the many outreach programs in collaboration with Sunset Park schools, recreational centers, and other neighborhood cultural organizations.

The multi-media sculpture will double as a stage, becoming a hub for music, literacy and art events throughout the summer. Fund us today, and then join in on the fun! First stop: Friday May 8th is the launch of *our* – that’s More Art and you! – first public art installation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Remember to spread the word to your friends! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/486893664/borrowed-light