We are so proud!! Here is a wonderful New York Times article on our largest single commissioned work yet. Sky Reflector-Net, at the new Futon Center is simply stunning. Read more about the project (with pictures too!): here.
Image: Sky Reflector-Net, being installed at the Fulton Center. Photo Credit: David W. Dunlap/The New York Times
We love that Ming Fay’s Shad Crossing, Delancey Orchard at the Delancey St-Essex St Station is featured on the popular list of Untappedcities’ Foursquare. Also, if you happen to Instagram this great image while you’re down there, use the hashtag #artsfortransit !
Featured Foursquare List: Subway Art in NYC http://bit.ly/1bsdjw8
We are now on Instagram! Follow us, ArtsforTransit and hashtag #artsfortransit on any AFT artwork or MUNY artist you see in the NYC subway or train station!
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Grand Central Art tour. On Saturday, June 8 at 11AM, join AFT Deputy Director Amy Hausmann for a unique tour of the permanent artwork installed throughout Grand Central Terminal, including a special curator’s view of ON TIME | Grand Central at 100 organized by AFT and on view in the New York Transit Museum Gallery through July 7. Amy will be joined by artists Lothar Osterburg and Patrick Jacobs who will talk about the work they created especially for the exhibit. Reservations are required and available here.
We love Lothar Osterburg too! He is currently featured in our ON TIME/ Grand Central at 100 exhibition, as well as our newest subway Artcard. Also, we love that his ‘Plus 1,’ is Ellen Driscoll who created a permanent artwork entitled As Above, So Below, in the North Passageway in Grand Central Terminal!
This great installation shot of a Lothar Osterburg work from Planthouse’s inaugural show Plus 1* reminds us of a classic Creative Time project, Red and Mimi Goss Grooms’ 1975 Ruckus Manhattan!
From Planthouse’s press release:
Our own ethical codes and social interactions have created the Plus 1 etiquette. Plus 1 comes from the idea of a formal invitation to an event. The invited is then allowed to bring a signiﬁcant other— a lover, friend, socially established partner, even an acquaintance. How much thought goes into the choice? It may be obvious or a long shot. On one side there is a clear answer to who’s coming, on another, a complete mystery. What does this Plus 1 bring to the table?
The Invited & Plus 1:
Grayson Cox & Daniel Bozhkov
Lothar Osterburg & Ellen Driscoll
Megan Plunkett & Seth Zucker
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña & Charles Moody
David Storey & John Dilg
Lothar [Osterburg] (detail)
The wait is over… Listed are the newest members of Music Under New York! These 25 individuals and groups have been accepted into the MUNY program after preforming at the program’s 26th Annual Auditions held on May 13 in Grand Central Terminal. From classical viola to Balkan party music, the performers have now earned the coveted spot on the 2013 MUNY roster!
Artist Sophie Blackall is endlessly inspired by the “Missed Connections” section of Craigslist. Playing off these poetic posts, Blackall images one stranger making a lasting impression on another within her illustrations. When the artist noticed the following post (which happened on Grand Central’s actual birthday), she couldn’t resist the timelessness of the location and sentiment:
Friday evening I was racing through the Main Concourse and you were there standing still, staring up at the stars. You had a book in your hand. You were lovely. Time stood still for a second while I fell in love, then I had to catch my train. Then I thought, Damn. Then I thought of a Plan. So here’s my ridiculously romantic plan: Meet me under the stars on Valentine’s Day. 8pm. Bring your book.
Posted February 1, 2013
See Blackall’s charming Grand Central, You and Me in Arts for Transit’s exhibit ‘ON TIME/Grand Central at 100’ on view at the New York Transit Museum gallery in Grand Central Terminal through July 7.
Image: Sophie Blackall, Grand Central, You and Me, 2013.