Saturday, April 21, 2012

BroLab Reveals New Project

Unveiling this Thursday - Humps and Bumps, a new project by BroLab!

            BroLab, which consists of five metropolitan area artists, says the project encourages people to "slow down and take in the significance of their urban surroundings."  So it's fitting that the piece resembles a giant speed bump.  And it's no coincidence that it was commissioned by the Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, along with the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL).

            You can join the unveiling ceremony this Thursday from 4-6 pm in Jamaica, Queens.  The ceremony takes place on Archer Avenue at Union Hall Street.  A reception will also be held at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning after the ceremony.

            Humps and Bumps was recently featured in The Daily News: Congratulations to BroLab for their recognition!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

May Day: Call for Models

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman

On May 1st, 2012, everyone in New York who leaves their house or looks out their window will see public art as part of an historic MayDay celebration. Here are just some of the projects underway, with details about where you can see them and how you can participate in their creation. 

email inquiries / submit a project / volunteer to participate / offer materials (art supplies, workspace, etc) / facebook / planners mailing list /

What is it?

For Occupy Wall Street May Day, Art in Odd Places will create a MODEL runway on the periphery of Union Square, NYC, Tuesday, May 1, 2-6pm. We are all citizens of the MODEL runway. We encourage moving models, fashion, maquettes; walking theories, practices, contraptions, examples, and projects that will walk, sashay, promenade, swagger, roll, prance, play, aspire, run, jump, drop, tap, crawl, strut, parade, promenade down a 30 foot runway while modeling hope.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces. Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

Where can I see it?  Around Union Square, 2-6pm

How can I help?

We need:

1) Citizens, designers, performers, dancers, models, actors, theorists, workers, lovers, dreamers, and more to wish and walk the runway.
2) A crew of accomplished drummers who will create the tempo for the runway for the duration of the action.

3) Volunteers to assist with organization before and during the action.

4) Photographers and videographers to document the action.

5) Savvy new media volunteers to assist with live u-stream broadcast during the action.

Please email: write ‘CALL FOR MODELS’ in subject line.

Photo credit: Artist, Edith Raw. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa