Wednesday, August 18, 2010

THE RAINMAKER By Karen Rifas

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE STAFF OF DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION


Before their workshop, the kids were given a tour of the De La Cruz Collection, very impressive as Nina shows below


Nina's 'The Scream'


Entering Karen's lab, the kids were so intrigued

'Abandoned' Site-specific installation.
Karen demonstrates how in nature even leaves can have a double life

Last Saturday, the kids toured the De la Cruz Collection and participated in Ms. Rifas' installation entitled 'Abandoned', her current site-specific, environmental art project. They picked their favorite leaves from the art laboratory which were used to add to the exhibition and to trace and embellish bamboo rainmakers. The rainmakers were assembled using various additional materials. By Karen Rifas




The wall in 'Abandoned' is an interactive piece in which the kids left their leaves behind for posterity

HERE COMES THE RAINMAKERS...
Lucas and Bao
Phoenix and Bao
Sophia and...drums?

Please stay tuned for upcoming news and events. We would like to give a special thanks to:
Karen Rifas, De La Cruz Collection, John DeFaro, Onajídé Shabaka... AND to our fabulous sponsors:
World Resource Cafe
Bamboo Barry

See you next weeeeeeekkkkkkk.

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