August 29, 2015
The Golden Glow is Coming from Madison Park
In the shadow of the Flatiron Building, Madison Park is a NYC Jewel. We will be treated to Teresita Fernandez's installation - Fata Morgana (an Italian phrase meaning mirage). It's the Park Conservancy’s largest and most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. The outdoor sculpture consists of one and a half football fields worth of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the Park’s central Oval Lawn.
The sculpture hovers above the viewer in the Park’s winding walkways to define a luminous experiential passage. The metal forms, perforated with intricate patterns reminiscent of foliage, will create abstract flickering effects as sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a golden glow across the expanse of the work, paths, and passersby. Should be a fascinating challenging puzzle to sketch.
When: 10 AM. Sleeping late? Come when you can. No one takes attendance and we'll be happy to see you.
Where: We'll meet at the park entrance at Fifth Avenue and 23rd St. There are loads of ways to get there. The N, R train to 23 Street is the closest (see map for other choices)
Lunch: 12:00 We'll take advantage of the fine weather and have a picnic (try that in February!) Bring your own food or purchase from the numerous stores and stands in the area. We'll find a shaded spot on the grass.
Afternoon: Sketch from 1 to 3. Don't forget to step out of the park for a view of the Flatiron.
Show and Tell: 3:15 Live Bait, 14 East 23rd St. to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
- Added bonus - we expect to be joined in the morning by Elizabeth Alley the President of Urban Sketchers (we are the NYC Chapter). Elizabeth is in town for a brief visit.
- Bring a hat and a sketching stool for added comfort.
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Can't find us?
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128
There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome