Clay Club at SculptureCenter
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10am-2pm
Artists: Alisa Baremboym, ektor garcia, Ficus Interfaith, Steffani Jemison, Sara Magenheimer, and Jesse Wine & Cassie Griffin
Playlists by: AHMD, Lizzi Bougatsos, and Diamond Stingily
SculptureCenter was founded as Clay Club in 1928 by sculptor Dorothea Denslow. While Clay Club’s art courses and exhibitions generally took place in Denslow’s Brooklyn studio, or, slightly later, in a carriage house on West 8th Street, the organization’s artists and students gathered on Staten Island every summer from 1928 to 1939 to picnic and collectively build temporary monumental sculptures out of natural clay
On Saturday, August 18, SculptureCenter will revive its founding summer tradition by inviting six artists to reconsider the idea of group sculpture that motivated the original Clay Club parties.
SculptureCenter’s Long Island City exhibition space will open to the public with more than two thousand pounds of clay available for participation in artist-led projects or for free use. Join us from 10am to 2pm, for drop-in art projects, music, food and drinks by local vendors including Hibino LIC, Levante, and The Mill. This program is free, open to the public, and for all ages. No RSVP is required.