Monday, August 10, 2009

Sculpture Installation at Two Coves Garden

Artist Bernard Kevickas has created a new sculpture installation on the western end of Two Coves Community Garden, and is having an opening reception this weekend. I've seen the progress on it and it's worth checking out. Here are more details:

WHAT: Reception for Sculpture Installation
WHEN: Saturday August 15th, 3-6pm
WHERE: Two Coves Community Garden
DIRECTIONS: Main Avenue, 30th Avenue, and Astoria Boulevard

Two Coves Community Garden and the artist Bernard Klevickas are pleased to present a new sculpture installation at the western triangle of the garden located at Main Avenue, Astoria Boulevard and 8th Street in Astoria, Queens.

In bridging a passion for art and gardening Bernard Klevickas with the support of members of the community garden has created a living sculpture composed of flowering plants. Titled "Bridge Across Generations" a fabricated aluminum structure suspends living plants as a symbolic bridge across racial, generational, cultural, and geographic divides. The concept of this design came about as a response to a request by the Two Coves Garden coordinator, Garrett Ramirez expressing a need for an object that would stand for unity and inspire the creating of a more vibrant community.

The initial idea for a bridge came from Claudia Coger, President of the Astoria Houses Tenants Association with members of the City Housing Authority Senior Center at Astoria Houses across the street from the garden. The sculpture is intended as a living art work in which plants are nurtured by the community gardeners.

The Two Coves Community Garden is in a unique position in that the land is maintained by gardeners and in the process of gardening individual plots a community has evolved which works to beautify the surrounding area. The garden is open to the public according to the guidelines of Greenthumb, accessible to gardeners on a broader basis and is secured at night.

A reception will be held Saturday August 15th from 3-6pm, the event will coincide with Astoria Houses Family Day.

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