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Food Store(y)

Food Store(y): Hyperlocal expandable empathy-generating economic network

The purpose of Food Store(y) is to bolster civil society via camaraderie and communication.  In this social-distancing-compliant action, the user gets closer to neighbors instead of feeling more isolated.

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ArtBloc: Upward Mobility

Shipping Container Multi-Projection Mapping Project 2013

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The Greening 209

The Greening: 209 evokes different moments in time: present, future, and past. In the U.S. a house or other building may last a generation or more. The systems we design to guide us as a society outlive us all, though they are not permanent either.  How do we know if the structures we put in place are working?  How long does the long view need to be if we are going to plan accordingly? It’s time to remodel.

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Proposing Public Art in Newark


The Jewish Museum of New Jersey (JMNJ) and City Without Walls (cWOW) presented “Public Art in Newark” a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of public art in the City of Newark.

The panel is a collaboration that marks the closings of the JMNJ’s “Hard Times, Good Times: The Art of Michael Lenson” (on December 20) and cWOW’s “Ready to Unveil” , two exhibitions that address themes relating to public art in Newark, NJ.

Water! Water! a collaboration between Ann LePore and Anibal Pella is pictured above, and two additional proposals of LePore’s: Newark Orphan Asylum and Light-Emitting Clematis. All three projects involve large-scale light installations that are viewed at night.

Panelists include: Chakaia Booker (artist), Matthew Gosser (JMNJ Board member, New Jersey Institute of Technology artist and curator), Ann LePore (Ramapo College of New Jersey and artist), Sheila McKoy (New Jersey Transit), Linwood Oglesby (Director, Newark Arts Council), Damon Rich (Newark City Planning Division and artist), Mary Ellen Scherl (Sculptors Guild and artist), with Ben Goldman (cWOW and artist) as moderator.

CHiKA

Back in October I had a great studio visit with an interactive artist, Chika Iijima, who goes by the moniker CHiKA.

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Jersey City Street Projections

LET IT GLOW is a series of six street projections along three blocks of Palisade Avenue in Jersey City.

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