Corona <3 Arte / Corona Loves Art (OFFSITE)
Artmaking in Corona Plaza

Location: Corona Plaza, 103rd Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, Queens (next to 103rd Street Stop on the 7 Train)

First Saturdays of the month through September

Paint, cut and imagine! Our series of free drop in art making workshops create works of art with paper, recycled materials and a special sculpture project! . This season we will explore the artistry of marionettes, collage and sculpture.

Primeros Sábados del mes

A pintar, cortar e imaginar! Nuestra serie de talleres gratuitos de arte crean obras con papel, explorando el collage y los materiales reciclados. Esta temporada exploraremos el arte de hacer marionetas, el cartón, la composición de collage, y un  proyecto especial de fotografía y escultura.

11am-4pm: The Uni Project Reading Room

The Uni Project is a nonprofit committed to increasing access to books and learning opportunities through pop-up, open-air reading rooms. Based in New York City, we operate reading rooms that bring architect-designed structures, high quality books, and dedicated staff, to the city’s plazas, parks, and public spaces. We partner with community-based organizations and our circuit prioritizes underserved NYC neighborhoods.

El Uni Project es una organización sin fines de lucro comprometida a incrementar el acceso a los libros y las oportunidades de aprendizaje a través de estaciones temporales de lectura al aire libre. Basado en Nueva York, operamos estaciones de lectura que llevan estructuras de diseño, libros de alta calidad y un equipo dedicado, a las plazas, parques y espacios públicos de la ciudad. Hacemos colaboraciones con organizaciones comunitarias y nuestro circuito da prioridad a los barrios que con menor acceso a servicios.

1:30-5:30pm MOVE WITH US

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MOVE WITH US is a public art project asking Queens immigrant residents to demonstrate physical stances in public spaces for an animated video to illustrate the collective cultural gestures in Queens. It is about cultural pride, Queens pride, and feeling comfortable in public spaces.

MOVE WITH US es un proyecto de arte público que pide a los imigrantes que viven en Queens que hagan poses o movimientos en el espacio público para ser parte de un video que ilustra los gestos culturales colectivos de Queens. Se trata de orgullo cultural, orgullo de vivir en Queens y de sentirse cómodos y cómodas en el espacio público.

Photographer, Fumi Nakamura, and artist Roshani Takore will bring a backdrop of a map of Queens and tools for a photo shoot at Corona Plaza. The artist will engage with individuals in the plaza and ask questions about home, living in Queens, assimilation, and public spaces. “From these conversations, I will ask individuals to demonstrate a personal pose – a pose that they feel represents their home (could be cultural or just a pose of confidence) in front of the backdrop. I want individuals to take up space in their new home in Queens in honor of their old home through their body. Each individual will be photographed in less than 5 poses. These poses will be added to the collection of poses from immigrant residents all throughout Queens. My goal is to collect 167 poses to represent the 167 cultures in Queens. The poses will be sequenced to create a video and essentially a vocabulary of choreography that highlights the current cultural gestures of immigrants living in Queens.

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Corona Plaza programming is supported by grants from The Kresge Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and The David Rockefeller Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Special thanks to the office of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras and Queens Economic Development Corporation.

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