Mundos Alternos at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
All/Terras: Science Fiction Art Lab

A league of time-traveling beings from alternate worlds is heading towards earth for a series of workshops to restore peace in the universe!

In two drop-in workshops at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling and a culminating workshop and tour at the Queens Museum, children and their families will:
1) respond to a series of writing and drawing prompts inspired by the work in the Queens Museum exhibition, Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas and create their own science fiction story of time travel inspired by their family, neighborhood and culture and 2) bring the characters of their story to life by creating masks. The culminating event at the Queens Museum will be include another workshop and special tour through the Mundos Alternos exhibition, where the children will interact with the various works in the exhibition.

Dates & Times:
May 4th (Workshop at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum), 11-12:30pm
May 11th (Workshop at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum), 11-12:30pm
May 25th (Culminating Tour and Workshop at Queens Museum), 1-2:30pm

Includes:
Art Materials for 2 Teaching artist-led workshops at the Sugar Hill Museum
1 Exclusive Tour and Culminating Workshop at the Queens Museum

Teaching Artists

Sherese Francis
Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, literary artist, workshop facilitator, and literary curator of the mobile library project, J. Expressions. She has published work in journals and anthologies including Cosmonauts Avenue, No Dear, Apex Magazine, La Pluma Y La Tinta’s New Voices Anthology, The Pierian Literary Review, Bone Bouquet, African Voices, Newtown Literary, Blackberry Magazine, Kalyani Magazine, and Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts Inspired by Octavia Butler. Additionally, she has published two chapbooks, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls and Variations on Sett/ling Seed/ling. Currently, she is the co-editor and board member of the small press, Harlequin Creature, and a core member of the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance.

Gregory Corbino
Gregory Corbino is a Queen Museum educator, performing artist and designer living in Brooklyn. As an educator, Gregory has extensively worked with elementary students throughout the five boroughs, empowering young artists to stretch their creative sensibilities through movement, music, and using unconventional materials (like trash!) to create masterpieces. His performance practice as a singer, puppeteer and dancer has brought him to four continents building multidisciplinary performances and facilitating vocal, puppet, and parade workshops. He is also the producer of the Queens Museum annual fundraiser, The Spooktacular, designing and building a fantastical carnival installation for families made entirely of reused materials.

Image: Robert “Cyclona” Legorreta. Headdress, 1989/2017. Mixed media. Designed by Mike Moreno. Photo by Nikolay Maslov, courtesy of UCR ARTS.

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is made possible by lead support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Fundación Jumex and Galeria Luisa Strina. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lambent Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.