People’s Design Lab Printmaking Party
Studio in the Park: Mobile Studio Residency Program
Jul 11 2015
Join Mobile Print Power in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to celebrate the culmination of The People’s Design Laboratory. The event will feature an unveiling of new concepts for signs for the park that have been created at the People’s Design Laboratory by MPP based on drawings and ideas shared by park-goers over the last month. The signage concepts developed at the People’s Design Laboratory attempt to capture the unique creativity of the people of this park, and along with the feedback gathered at this event, will be used to advocate for an innovative new signage system for our park.
This event will feature an artist talk, printmaking (with sign images), drawing activities based on the sign themes, and a procession with the signs to various areas of the park. The event will also feature music and performances by Danza Azteca Chichimeka (Aztec Dance) and Ñukanchik Llakta Wawa Kunas-Wawas Sumags (Ecuadorian Dance). There will also be light snacks and an opportunity to learn how to screen print using Mobile Print Power’s mobile screen printing cart! People of all ages are invited to come by! Bring your own t-shirts, tote bags, and other things that you want to print on!
Studio in the Park: The Queens Museum- ArtBuilt Mobile Studio Residency Program brings together ArtBuilt, a developer of movable workplaces for artists, social service providers, and micro-entrepreneurs, with the Queens Museum’s artist services and community engagement initiatives. Two month-long residencies provide visual artists the chance to work in a 150 square foot purpose-built mobile studio situated adjacent to the Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and near a gateway park entrance with maximum public accessibility.
Mobile Print Power is a multi-generational print collective based out of Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens that has been selected through an open call to participate in the first of two uniquely embedded residency opportunities. MPP has been using the mobile studio to launch The People’s Design Laboratory, a research center for the development of unique navigational signage for Flushing Meadows Corona Park using collaborative and participatory design strategies.
Artist Services at the Queens Museum are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin 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.