We had a blast working with artists of all ages at MFTA recipient Socrates Sculpture Park‘s celebration of the summer solstice. We set up a Reuse Art Booth and brought along supplies for everyone to make costumes for Silent Storm Sound System’s Silent Disco. Participants made crowns, hats, earrings, necklaces, sashes, bracelets and belts. We were impressed by everyone’s creativity and are happy to share these pictures from the event.
MORE about Socrates:
Socrates Sculpture Park exhibits large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor setting on the East River in Long Island City, Queens. The image above (via Flickr user duloz cats) shows Steven Millar‘s “Outside and The Other Side,” part of park’s current exhibition, VISTA. The exhibition features the work of 11 artists, and is on view through August 7, 2011.
The park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986, when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of sculptor Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents (From SSP’s “About“).
Socrates Sculpture Park has a great story and they’re doing great things! We are proud to support them as MFTA members.