The Art Force 5
The Art Force 5 uses the accessibility of art and the popularity of superheroes to explore issues of equality, violence, history, community, and empathy. Through a SUNY grant, the Art Force 5 team will serve New York City by engaging communities in community-based art, workshops, Heroes Within craft stations, and Drawn to Diversity art exhibits.
HEROES WITHIN: Participants of all ages will engage in building their own unique action figure using a clothespin, fabric cape, felt markers, and chenille stems (also known as pipe cleaners). Participants can also design a pattern or logo onto a vinyl cape using colored masking tape and/or use colored markers to decorate a mask. Messaging of self-esteem and creativity over conflict are incorporated into these activities.
DRAWN TO DIVERSITY: Originally exhibited in 2006 with support and original art from Marvel Comics, this exhibit simply teaches history by drawing chronological parallels between comic books and civil rights events. (Example; In 1966, the Black Panther superhero first appeared in July and the unrelated Black Panther Party was formed in October.)
COMMUNITY-BASED ART: The Art Force 5 is also partnering with NextGen of the NAACP to engage communities by inviting residents to paint one tile in a series of 250-piece mosaic tributes to Harlem’s 15th Regiment. The regiment often referred to as the Harlem Hellfighters have been chosen as we observe the one hundredth anniversary of their service in France during World War I. The completed mosaics will be on display on Governor’s Island.
|Thursday||10:00 am — 5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:00 am — 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am — 6:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:00 am — 6:00 pm|