Jameco Exchange features four artist projects employing education as an artistic media and mode of public engagement. Among them, Local Project, a grassroots artist collective based in Long Island City, has been awarded a Neighborhood grant from the Citizens Committee to create a series of educational artist walks in Jamaica and Long Island City. The project will culminate in the building of a collective sculpture comprised of trash gathered from city streets by public participants of all ages, under the guidance of local artists.
Trash Workshops with Local Project is a three-part series of public sculpture:
- Part one will take place at Jameco Exchange on Saturday, July 2, from 3-6pm. The public is invited to join Queens-based artist Annalisa Iadicicco in collecting, discussing and collectively sculpting trash from the neighborhood. Special guest Dalia Baasseri will speak about her artistic project responding to the trash crisis in Lebanon.
- Part two will take place at Jameco Exchange on Friday, July 8, from 3-6pm. The public is invited to join Queens-based artist Daniel Valle in collecting, discussing and collectively sculpting large pieces of trash collected from the neighborhood. The sculpture will respond to or connect with the sculpture created during part one of the series, and will travel to Long Island City on a trash pilgrimage after Jameco Exchange closes.
- Part three will take place at Local Project on Tuesday, July 19, and will consist of an open studio workshop from 10am-6pm, during which time participants from workshops one and two will be invited to work with artists Annalisa Iadicicco and Daniel Valle to finalize the collective sculpture made of trash. Upon completion, the sculpture will be displayed as part of Local Project’s exhibition Paradise in the City, on view through July 30th.
For more information, click here.http://localproject.org/