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
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
Thanks to you, our 10th Anniversary Gala was a resounding success. The funds raised make it possible for More Art to continue to provide a public platform of expression for artists and community members through public art projects in NYC, and free educational programs for Middle and High School students and emerging artists.
Our final speaker session on July 17th was a great introduction to the work of socially engaged practices within the arts. We were informed of the work of artists/activists Jordan Seiler and Caroline Woolard, as well as Paula Z. Segal, who as an attorney works within the public space, often collaborating with artists. Jordan Seiler
Each week our Engaging Artists workshops bring new perspectives and great dialog about homelessness and activism to the forefront of creative practice. Last Thursday (July 10th) we had special guest speakers: Heather Stoltz (Temporary Shelter Project), Kenji Nakayama (Signs for the Homeless), Hunter Reynolds (Art in the Woods), Jody Wood (Beauty in Transition) Koko Surani, and Travis Laughlin (Education Director at the Joan Mitchell Foundation).
At our second session of Engaging Artists Todd Lester of freeDimensional gave a great keynote speech; Martha Dorn (Art Therapy Outreach Center) introduced to the practice of Art Therapy, and Art Therapist Karen Gibbons led us through a cathartic experiential exercise.