Well, not ACTUAL goats, but three sculptures created by artist Ruth McKerrell, the recipient of the first Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award from the NYC Parks Department. McKerrell's pieces, Ancient, Goatie Boy and Goat as Wolf, will be installed at the northeast corner of Fort Greene Park (Myrtle and Washington Park) from June 2011 – June 2012. She's out there today beginning to install the cement bases for the pieces - stop by and say hello!
A ribbon-cutting will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the installation site, and you are welcome to join us. Come out to attend the artist reception on Thursday, June 9th from 6-8pm at Chez Lola (387 Myrtle Avenue). We'll meet at the installation at site at 6pm, and continue to Chez Lola for light refreshments. Both events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to email@example.com for this opening reception.
Clare Weiss was Parks’s curator of public art from 2005 to 2009, when she passed away. Clare was special to us here at MARP, as she closely advised us during the launch of our public art program in 2008 with the Tree Hugger Project installation. This year’s inaugural exhibition was made possible through generous support by the friends of Clare Weiss and our own Myrtle Public Art Program.We're thrilled to host the inaugural installation made in her honor here on the avenue.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming public art projects on Myrtle:
Myrtle Windows Gallery (June 17-July 8) – Curator in residence, Christina Vassallo, presents works that evoke patterns and their place within systems
Make Music NY (June 21) – a full day of performances at 12+ locations on the avenue
Sing for Hope (June 18 – July 2) – Pianos at Fort Greene Park and under the BQE at Park/Washington for two weeks, free for all to play
Myrtle Tree Guard Panel Designs (summer) – We’ll debut 40 new tree guards that incorporate the designs of local artists and designers
The Myrtle Public Art Program is supported by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)