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Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition: “Sustainability Through the Global Lens”

July 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for the Civic Art Lab 2016 opening event. 

The evening will feature talks by artists/sustainability professionals Grace Johnson and Chloe Holden.

Charge: The Fight for Clean Energy in New York City
by Chloe Holden
This installation documents the hard work of clean energy advocates in New York City. The installation documents some of the many individuals and organizations who are making New York’s energy mix more efficient, resilient, and renewable.

Chloe Holden studied policy and environmental studies at Wesleyan University and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Socially Engaged Art in Dakar, Senegal
by Grace Johnson
Through photos this talk will explore how the urban arts scene in Dakar, Senegal is empowering young men and women, addressing social challenges and opportunities, and supporting local communities through meaningful place-making. I will also discuss the role and importance of cross-cultural exchange.

Grace Johnson is a dedicated change-maker who is passionate towards work that advocates sustainable futures and promotes the idea that art and sustainability can solve challenges locally and globally.

We also celebrate the work of Civic Art Lab’s 2016 contributing artists, designers, and instructors:
Yasmeen Abdallah, Andrew DeRosa, Dannie Dinh, Chloe Holden, Zoey Hart, Grace Johnson, Christophe Jospe, Jess Kennedy, Sofia Nunuz Morales, Sahana Ramakrishn, Alexandra Shytsmar, Marcus Wilford

Civic Art Lab (2016) is the second iteration of the project, designed as a pop-up gallery and workshop space in the East Village at Avenue C & 7th Street. The lab will be hosted in partnership with Marc Norov and the Creations Gallery, a mixed-use community pop-up space, adjacent to a community-based bike repair shop. Our programming will continue to be free of cost, produced by volunteer artists, designers, and teachers who lead investigations into diverse themes such as: creative re-use; urban agriculture; sustainable architecture; health & well-being, and environmental justice, to name a few.  

Civic Art Lab is hosted by GreenspaceNYC (www.greenspacenyc.org), a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of more equitable and sustainable cities.

Get in touch: info@greenspacenyc.org

Co-Directors / GREENSPACENYC + Civic Art Lab: Laura Scherling, Jeff Kasper
Organizers: Dan Horn, Grace Johnson, Sofya Penrose, Marcus Wilford
Sponsors: Creations Gallery, Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs), ORLI


Creations Gallery Pop Up
89 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009 United States
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