Have you ever come across a sculpture at Snug Harbor and wondered about its story? Here’s your chance to learn and ask questions about public art on campus! Join us for an outdoor sculpture walk highlighting public art pieces at Snug Harbor. BONUS: Exhibiting artists Tattfoo Tan, Cecile Chong, and Lina Montoya will each speak about their installations and answer your questions.
WHERE: Meet in front of the Newhouse Center (Building C)
WHEN: March 6, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
ADMISSION: $8 | TICKETS HERE
This event takes place outdoors. Masks and social distancing are required for all participants. Advanced registration is required to attend. This event will adhere to city and state guidelines related to Covid-19.
Artist Tattfoo Tan’s practice focuses on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature. Tan has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, 601 Tully: Center for Engaged Art and Research at Syracuse University, Macalester College, Ballroom Marfa, Creative Time, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Project Row Houses, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
Born in Ecuador to Chinese parents, Cecile Chong lives and works in New York. She has received fellowships and residencies including The Block Gallery/ AIM Artist Hub, BRIC Media Arts, the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM – Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant.
Lina Montoya is a Graphic Designer, Muralist, and Teaching Artist, born and raised in Medellín, Colombia. Based in New York City since 2010. Founder of the LM Project, an artistic initiative developed between the US and Latin America to exchange “Magical Experiences” through socially engaged art for public space beautification and community engagement. Founder of “La Isla Bonita Summer Festival”, a yearly cultural happening established in 2015 which would celebrate Staten Island’s diversity, promoting accessible, family-friendly local and global arts and culture.
Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.