Socrates Sculpture Park Art Workshops & Roots
July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Use the ancient art of weaving to create something new or repair something old. Make a beautiful new wall-hanging and/or bring worn-out clothes you’ll learn to repair. These free, drop-in workshops in Sticks, the Park’s outdoor education area, are tailored for kids and their families but all ages are welcome to participate. Also join Hellgate Farm and a rotation of local partners like The Connected Chef, Big Reuse, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens Action Council (QuAC), and the Queens Beekeepers Guild for drop-in workshops, food demos, and activities for kids and families. Hellgate Farm will also be selling their micro-local fresh cut produce and small batch products like signature hot sauce, honey, and dried herbs.
Explore new commissions from 16 artists produced on-site that engage the Socrates Sculpture Park’s unique history, landscape, and surrounding community. Projects range from a soundscape conflating the sounds of animals and man-made objects to a monument to the invasive Ailanthus plant. Approaches vary among collaborative investigations of authorship and visibility,…