Author Topic: Free art making workshop with Cecile Chong (in Flushing) 7/22/18  (Read 278 times)

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), artist Cecile Chong will lead a free public art-making workshop to celebrate participants' own cultural identities. All ages and families are welcome to join.

EL DORADO (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas.

The installation will be on view till October 14th 2018.

Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum

34-41 137th Street

Queens, NY 11354

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Jackson Heights Life