As readers of this blog know, MFTA recipient Sing for Hope is placing 88 pianos–two of them from MFTA–at locations around the city. Yesterday afternoon, I saw a Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano on Park Avenue at Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, under the BQE. The artist is Benjamin Christopher Martins; he calls his piano “Sudden Oak Death” and describes the work as an apocalyptic tree-scape.
Information on Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Piano program is taken from their website:
Sing for Hope’s Pop-Up Pianos are coming to a street near you to celebrate our vision: that all New Yorkers — from Rockaway to Riverdale, Stapleton to Sunset Park — have access to the arts. Each one of the 88 pianos you find on New York City streets, in parks and on boardwalks, has been painted by a Sing for Hope Volunteer Artist who shares our mission of bringing the arts to all.