Art

The Ship of Tolerance by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Dumbo Arts Festival 2013

Artist JR’s Inside Out Project in Times Square, NYC.

The public art “New York City Waterfalls” project by Olafur Eliasson.
Under the Brooklyn Bridge
September 2008

Huge, beautiful, intriguing mural by Barry McGee is going up on an expansive exterior wall of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (right near BAM). The above photo was taken on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The mural is expected to be finished soon — possibly by Sunday. It’s definitely worth checking out in person.

Very cool to see that Discovering Columbus — six stories up in Columbus Circle — is now open. You can get tickets to see the exhibit for free at PublicArtFund.org.

Here are some pictures at Gothamist.com of what it looks like from the inside.

Survival of Serena is a gorgeous, serene, bigger-than-life sculpture by Carole Feuerman, currently on display in Petrosino Square (SoHo neighborhood) in Manhattan. But it’s only up for a few more days — through September 23. Definitely worth checking out before it floats on and brings some tranquility to its next destination.

Through September 30, Mark di Suvero’s sculptures are featured on Governors Island. These are huge, striking sculptures, but as you can see, the gorgeous, widespread setting allows plentiful space to wander, discover, and take them in one by one.

Very excited to see the upcoming unveiling of Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus, a Public Art Fund project six stories up in Columbus Circle, NYC. The exhibition officially opens on September 20th, but free passes are available now at PublicArtFund.org.

The photo above was taken on September 4, 2012.

The Andy Monument in Union Square comes down on Sept. 4, 2012. The sculpture by Rob Pruitt — a Public Art Fund project — has been up on the corner of 17th St. and Broadway since March 30, 2011. It’s a striking silver statue, not too big, but definitely something that catches your eye when you’re in that bustling neighborhood. I remember seeing it for the first time and wondering what the heck it was. Sad to see it go, but that’s the cool thing about public art in NYC. It’s always popping up, catching your eye, making you curious, possibly gone the next day.

This fantastic site — makingstuffanddoingthings.com — is all about just that: Making stuff and doing things. It’s run by Nicole Lavelle and is packed with creative projects of all kinds. Lots of inspiration to be found. Here are just a few examples: 10-22-38 Astoria, An Ode To Summer In The West, and Little Artifacts. The left sidebar of the site offers a great long list of creative project-making, so go check it out.