Democracy Wall, 2001
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Public wall mural and information archive
Triada Samaras and CORD/Coalition for respectful Development
Democracy Wall at News 12 Brooklyn www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjFx-OlXT10
For Immediate Release 3/25/2012
Interdisciplinary Artist, Triada Samaras, with Carroll Gardens CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development, will present a mural making/ artist activist workshop inspired by Public Place, Brooklyn in conjunction with the Brooklyn Utopias Park Space, Play Space Exhibition to be held at the Old Stone House, Brooklyn.
What: Public Voice. Public dream. Public Place: A Collaborative Mural Making Workshop to brainstorm creative solutions for Public Place
With: The Brooklyn Utopias Exhibition: Park Space, Play Space Exhibition
Where: Old Stone House: 336 Third Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Workshop Date: April 28, 2012
Workshop Time: 5 –7 PM
Who: Adults and/or Families with children 6+ years are welcome to participate.
Free and open to the public!
What is Your vision for Public Place? In this creative artist/activist workshop, with interdisciplinary artist/activist, Triada Samaras, and CORD, we will brainstorm this question and the possible future uses of “Public Place” for our community. The area once known as Citizens Gas Works, a manufactured gas site, and now commonly called, Public Place, is a highly contaminated plot of land along the equally contaminated Gowanus Canal, bordered by Smith, 5th, and 9th Streets in Carroll Gardens. Designated as a “public recreation space” in 1975, Public Place can still inspire us to dream and to create a better future for our local neighborhoods, including our very own public park and recreational areas for our use and enjoyment in the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus area. We will depict our collective dreams using collaborative mural making. Finished artworks will be displayed on the CORD blog, where Samaras is a co-Founder.
This event is free to the general public, but may fill up fast. Please email Triada Samaras at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register for the event, or to submit ideas for Public Place in advance!
Brooklyn Utopias Park Space, Play Space Exhibition 2012
Exhibition Dates: April 5-June 24, 2012
Patrons Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6:30-7:30 PM with pledges of $10 and up to our kickstarter campaign (See above link).
Opening Reception Opening: Thursday, April 5, 7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Old Stone House and Washington Park, 336 3rd St (between 4th and 5th Aves), Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. Tel. 718-768-3195. http://theoldstonehouse.org/
Project Director and Curator: Katherine Gressel
Artist Selection Committee: Kim Maier, Executive Director, Old Stone House; Jonathon Kuhn, Director of Art and Antiquities; NYC Parks department; Katherine Gressel, Curator. Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space/Play Space is funded in part by the Greater NY Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by BACA/Brooklyn Arts Council.
People who donate $15 and up to our Kickstarter campaign are guaranteed VIP access to upcoming Brooklyn Utopias events. Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/733167386/brooklyn-utopias-park-space-play-space
For more information about the exhibit, visit: http://brooklynutopias.wordpress.com/upcoming-exhibition-brooklyn-utopias-park-space-play-space/
For a complete list of Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space events, visit: http://brooklynutopias.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/