People’s Design Lab Printmaking Party
Studio in the Park: Mobile Studio Residency Program
Jun 28 2015
Join Mobile Print Power in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a day of printmaking, collaborative drawing, music, and dancing! This event will take at the People’s Design laboratory inside the Studio in the Park. People of all ages are invited to come by and learn how to screen print using Mobile Print Power’s mobile screen printing cart! Participants will also create drawings based on their experiences in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. These drawings will help generate unique ideas for park signs!
Mobile Print Power is a multi-generational print collective based out of Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens. The People’s Design laboratory is a research center for the development of unique navigational signage using collaborative and participatory design strategies. The signage concepts developed at the People’s Design Laboratory will capture the spirit of the park and will be created by the park community through a series of participatory events and open studio hours.
The open studio hours during during Patrick’s residency (June 18-July 15) are Wednesday through Friday, 3pm to 7pm, and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. In addition to this event on Sunday June 28, there will be another large event Saturday July 11 to share the results of the residency with the public, so stay tuned.
About Studio in the Park: Mobile Studio Residency Program
The Queens Museum, in partnership with ArtBuilt and NYC Parks, is proud to launch Studio in the Park: The Queens Museum-ArtBuilt Mobile Studio Residency Program. Operating in conjunction with the Museum’s artist services and community engagement initiatives, the pair of month-long residencies provides visual artists the chance to work in a 150 square foot purpose-built mobile studio situated adjacent to the Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and near a gateway park entrance with maximum public accessibility. Artists Patrick Rowe and Matthew Jensen have been selected through an open call to participate in this uniquely embedded residency.
Artist Services at the Queens Museum are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.