Please join us on Sunday Nov 11th from from 3-5pm for the culminating celebration of ArtBuilt Studio in the Park’s community art project HamacaS by artist Liene Bosque. We will be serving refreshment, listening to Amazonian music, honoring the craft and sampling the hammocks.
Over the course of the past 5 weeks, community members, park visitors, and passerby of all ages, have contributed to this collective hammock weaving project to weave hammocks of various techniques. The final results will display hammocks made with Mayan weaving, knotted macrame, natural fibers, recycled plastic bags, decorated with tassels, and more.
For a final chance to participate in the weaving workshops, join us for drop in workshops this coming weekend: Sat Nov 10 + Sun Nov 11, 1 – 4pm.
ArtBuilt Studio in the Park is a six-week residency program that provides an artist or artist collective use of a 150-square-foot mobile studio space in a public park for a community-engaged art project. Operating out of Flushing Meadows Corona Park since its inception in 2015, ArtBuilt Studio in the Park is expanding to all five boroughs of New York City in 2018 and 2019 with the support of the Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For the Queens iteration of the program from Oct.1 to Nov.15, we welcome artist in residence Liene Bosquê with her project HamacaS.
HamacaS reflects the complex relationship of immigrants rebuilding a life in a new country without leaving their own culture behind. Liene Bosquê’s piece views hammocks as a central element symbolic of Latin American culture, and a starting point to discuss recent immigrant issues, cultural diversity and neighborhood change. HamacaS will be an interactive installation of looms and hand-woven hammocks that aims to capture the physical and emotional displacement experienced by immigrants in the United States. It will consist of free English and Spanish language workshops in which participants engage in a collective hammock weaving installation. The hammock installation will act as a safe and healing space for the participants by reconnecting them with process of making something by hand and offering a space to lay down. The goal of HamacaS is to foment the discussion on issues of immigration and resilience and its relation to art.
ArtBuilt Studio in the Park is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Surdna Foundation, and The New York Community Trust.
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