Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SLO Architecture Needs Area Teens and Your Broken Umbrellas for Art Project

Give your broken umbrella a new incarnation...

Posted by: Noël Jones

A message from Dean Young, of the Boys & Girls Club:

Come Join Our Team! The Boys & Girls Club of Easton and SLO Architecture invite 10 Teens to join them in creating a Public Art Installation about Easton’s Industrial Waterway Heritage from April 17-May 1, 2011

Project Orientation: Sunday April 17, 2:30 - 5:30pm, Thursday April 21, Wednesday April 27, Thursday April 28, 4:30 - 7:30pm, and Sunday May 1, 2:30 - 5:30pm

Also: The Easton Community and Surrounding Municipalities are encouraged to help. We need your old and broken umbrellas! Please drop off any that you may find or have, at the
Easton Teen Center located at 1101 Northampton Street!

The Boys & Girls Club of Easton is inviting young people 12 years of age and older to join SLO Architecture in the design and construction of a public art installation at the Arts Plaza at N. 3rd Street, as part of Easton’s Art of Urban Environments Festival, to be held May 7-October 10, 2011. We are looking for teens with a lot of enthusiasm and dedication and an interest in environmental justice, art, or architecture. No previous architecture or construction experience required. Refreshments will be served on all days. Meetings will be held at the Arts Plaza at North 3rd Street. There will be a final celebration for all participants, and a possible boat trip along Easton’s waterways. If you would like to participate, please contact Dean Young. SPACE IS LIMITED.  For more details about the project you may contact Amanda Schachter, sloarchitecture@gmail.com<mailto:sloarchitecture@gmail.com>, Phone: 646 824 5786. For details on the Art of Urban Environments Festival, go to: http://sites.lafayette.edu/urbanartsfest/

G. Dean Young, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Club of Easton - GREAT Futures Start Here!
P.O. Box 741, Easton,  PA 18044-0741
Office Phone: 610 253 5846
Fax: 610 253 6041
email: stars@fast.net<mailto:stars@fast.net>


noel jones said...

I'm curious about this--was SLO considered an "artist" among entries for the NEA-funded arts festival this summer? In other words, is this a case of "corporate personhood" within the arts world, where companies are now being treated as individual artists?

Benexpol said...

Good question. Who is SLO? We know the Boys and Girls Club is a national corporation...big bucks.

noel jones said...

SLO is an architectural firm. The Boys & Girls Club is a nonprofit.

Maryann Riker said...

I don't know about SLO but I can tell you that in Brooklyn, a high school art teacher named Tim Rollins began an art project "troubled" teens and created a project of reading great books and then creating paintings and mixed media works. They became known as Tim Rollins and KOS. Received funding and sold thousands of dollars of work at 57th street galleries and put the money back into funding more projects like this. The individual could have submitted in a similar vein.

Maryann Riker said...

SLO Architecture
460 W 34 St 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
Phone: 646-824-5786

Contact Person:
Amanda Schachter or Alexander Levi E-Mail: info@sloarchitecture.com

It looks as if they do architectural projects that are more like "installation art". Which is what they are doing for the Urban Arts Festival and they could be formed as a non-profit to execute only that type of project.

noel jones said...

Thanks for the info, Maryann!