Participatory Art in the Park

King Manor

SEQAA’s (C)art Festival : Pop-up Art in the Park

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 – Southeast Queens Artist Alliance presents the first annual SEQAA’s (C)art Festival : Pop-up Art in the Park, 11am-5pm. Located at the King Manor Museum within Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens, this event is free and open to the public. Featuring artists from SEQAA and friends, you are invited to experience and engage with art (many being on mobile carts) ranging from sculpture, paper-making, painting, drawing, poetry-writing and more. Visitors can make use of the Passive Lawn area outside of King Manor – bring a blanket, picnic, or just enjoy the lovely greenspace. King Manor Museum will also be open for tours 1pm-4:30pm.

For the inaugural (C)art Festival, Queens Creative Solidarity (QCS) is proud to join in with a participatory art cart. Artists Priscilla Stadler and Lorie Caval will create a second iteration of the PoeTREE project, originally presented at QCS’s “What it’s Worth” art residency with ArtBuilt at Queens Museum in 2016, focusing on the value of public use of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. For the (C)art Festival, the PoeTREE cart invites visitors of Rufus King Park to create poems of their own, paint, draw to add to the cart and make it grow. Mirroring the majestic trees of Rufus King Park, recalling personal memories about trees of the past, or contemplating concepts like the Wood Wide Web – we want you to plant your dream seeds through art and poetry.

SEQAA’s (C)art Festival : Pop-up Art in the Park will take place from 11am-5pm at King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. Click here for visitors info and directions.

Featured artists and projects include:

ART&COM (featuring collaborators Thiago Szmrecsányi, Natalia de Campos and Tracy Collins): “COLLECTIVE BARGAIN”

Natali S. Bravo-Barbee: “Green Card Cart”

Reese Francis: “Black Cherry Jam’s Story XChange”

Jacqueline Herranz and Margaret Rose Vendryes: “Consume a piece of Cuba before … / Consume un trozo de Cuba antes que …”

Rejin Leys: “PulpMobile”

Shervone Neckles: “Creative Wellness Gathering Station”

Monica O. Montgomery: “Museum of Impact”

Queens Creative Solidarity (featuring Priscilla Stadler and Lorie Caval): “PoeTREE Project”

Elizabeth Velazquez: Interactive Sculpture

SEQAA was founded in 2017 to provide community and support for artists and arts workers living in the area of SEQ (South East Queens), and to advocate for quality arts programming in our community. This artist alliance centers SEQ as the area in which it builds community and engages the public with their work.
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