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Courtesy of NYC Parks Department
Last year’s Art in the Parks grantee, Karl Orozco’s “Hospicio Cabañas” pixelated mosaic created with heirloom corn kernels that depicted the stage for Thunder Hawk, the fi rst Mexican video game character.
Queens artists can submit art proposals
for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Th e city Parks Department and the
Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona
Park are inviting Queens-based artists
to submit proposals for site-specifi c artworks
to be displayed in the borough’s
largest and most iconic park.
Artists will receive an award of $5,000
— generously funded by the Alliance —
to create their proposed artwork at designated
locations within Flushing Meadows
Created by last year’s art grantee,
Yvonne Shortt, “Pavilion Landing,” tells
the story of intergalactic children whose
spaceship has landed in the park seeking
a ray of hope generated by the 1964-65
New York World’s Fair.
Now in its second year, the Art in the
Parks: Alliance for Flushing Meadows
Corona Park Grant helps to transform
areas outside of the park’s “core” into art
destinations through a series of rotating
exhibitions, with supporting events and
“We are thrilled to continue working
with local artists to activate underused
spaces with more cultural programming,”
said Janice Melnick, Flushing Meadows
Corona Park administrator and Alliance
executive director. “Th is grant program
helps us ensure that Flushing Meadow
Corona Park continues to serve as both
a destination and a beloved resource for
Grant recipients will be selected
through an open application process and
chosen by a committee of arts professionals
and Queens community members,
as well as NYC Parks and Alliance
representatives. Proposals will be judged
according to artistic and creative merit,
response to the surrounding community
and the theme “Flushing Meadows
Corona Park: Th e World’s Park,” and suitability
to the site.
Possible installation locations:
Meridian Road and Meadow Lake Road
— West Entrance
Roosevelt Avenue Entrance
111th Street at 49th Avenue Entrance
College Point Boulevard and 58th Road
Lawns around Meadow Lake
Th e proposal deadline is Dec. 6, 2019.
Award recipients will be announced
in January 2020, and artworks will be
installed in the park in June 2020.
Full guidelines are available here.
Courtesy of NYC Parks
Created by last year’s art grantee, Yvonne Shortt, “Pavilion Landing,” tells the story of intergalactic
children whose spaceship has landed in the park seeking a ray of hope generated by the 1964-65
New York World’s Fair.