FIELD DAY FRIDAYS with Newtown Creek Alliance :
Every 3rd Friday of the Month, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Art + Nature Series - June 15
***This month, learn botanical printmaking with artist Autumn Kioti***
Interdisciplinary artist and scavenger Autumn Kioti combines improvisational movement, aerial arts, choreography, narrative, installation, sound and visual arts, activism and social justice. Using the natural world as an in road, she frequently addresses the issues of women's rights, reproductive justice, environmental and food justice. To this end, she scavenges bits of everything from history and literature, science and mathematics, to clown and mask work. Current resident artist with the NYC Audubon Society on Governors Island in NYC.
Learn more and register here. $10 suggested donation to NYC Audubon and the Kingsland Wildflowers project for art materials.
Family friendly event!
UPCOMING DATES: Art + Nature Series - June 15, July 20, August 17
Calling all artists and flower lovers! Join Newtown Creek Alliance and Kingsland Wildflowers for a three-part summer series celebrating native flowers and art and the exploration of where they meet. In June, July, and August, during the regular Field Day Friday events, enjoy a guided tour of what is blooming on the rooftop meadow and learn creative ways to get to know the plants.
In June, learn botanical printmaking with Autumn Kioti. In July, botanical drawing with artist Gabriel Willow. At both of these events, we will show you how to press and preserve the plant you've been working with so you can return in August to learn how to start your own herbarium with NCA's own Lisa Bloodgood.
At each event, you will get up close and personal with the Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa or the beautiful Lemon Beebalm Monarda citriodora or any of the other important pollinators flowering, you will be well on your way to becoming an amateur botanist, and you will definitely have some beautiful artwork for your wall or to give as a gift.