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Installment One at Jersey City Free Public Libraries 7/9/2022 – 8/14/2022
July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Installment One at Jersey City Free Public Libraries 7/9/22 – 8/14/22
Drawing Rooms in collaboration with the Community Awareness Series of the JCFPL present a Community Engaged Summer Program of Public Art!
Miller Branch: Sat., July 23, 3-5p (rain date July 30, 3-5p) 489 Bergen Ave, JC
DUE TO HEAT ADVISORY THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE RAIN DATE JULY 30, 2022
Maggie Ens’ “Library Avant Garden”, is an art-ecosystem involving hanging flowering baskets displaying “real blooms and faux greenery”, mixed media mosaic art, and shaped seating. The work will include inspirational words of wisdom from Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss, Carlos Ruiz Zalon, Maxine Hong Kingston, Maya Angelou, Kahil Gibran, Dena Colhoff and Anna Quindlen.
Music performance by Marc Sloan and Carmen Arrojo
Priscilla Gardner Main Library: Tues., Aug 2, 5-7p (rain date Aug 9, 5-7p) 472 Jersey Ave, JC
Norm Francoeur will wrap ten large window ledges at the Priscilla Gardner Main Library with blue and gold material to show support for the Ukraine people. Norm has placed a series of wrapping installations at City Hall, Grace Van Vorst Church, and Harsimus Cemetery.
Music Performance by Sensational Country Blues Wonders
Cunningham Branch: Sat., Aug 6, 3-5p (rain date Aug 13, 3-5p) 275 Martin Luther King Dr, JC
Ibou Ndoye will create large, cut-out figures of historic JC people placed along fencing at Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library. Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Ibou has been working as an artist in the JC area for 20 years. Join us for workshops at the library to help create his figures’ which will have ornately patterned costumes drawn from his rich cultural heritage.
Join Ibou and friends for an African Drumming session!
Visit www.installmentone.org for details and updates