LEAP (Learning through an Expanded Arts Program) Student Public Art Opening, Union Square, May 28th, 11:30-Noon
WHEREAS, A proposal has been received from Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Opening Event for NYC Parks Citywide Exhibition in Union Square Park Southside along 14th Street; and
WHEREAS, The event will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2009, inclusive of setup and clean-up, and will include a 30-minute press conference followed by viewing of the "Public Art" project; and
WHEREAS, The press conference will include student presentations and remarks by guests including Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Mayor Bloomberg, Kate Levin and well-known Guest Artists, among others; and
WHEREAS, This event will be the opening event for a two-month citywide student art exhibition, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, of 10 school lunch tables decorated by middle school students with murals, photography, poetry, 3-D work, and mosaic during teaching artist residencies through LEAP's "Public Art" program; and
WHEREAS, Amplified sound will be used during the press conference, the event will be free of charge and no merchandise will be sold; and
WHEREAS, Community Board Five encourages the use of New York City parks for such public art events; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Learning through an Expanded Art Program (LEAP) to hold a Public Arts Press Conference/Opening in Union Square Park on Thursday, May 28, 2009.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 24 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.