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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Sagarika Sundaram

Through Oct 31
Sunday 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Hours
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 10B

The West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) is a twen­ty-three-year old pub­lic art and new media orga­ni­za­tion. Like explor­ers from the past who searched for new lands and peo­ple, WHAF seek oppor­tu­ni­ties for cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als through­out NYC and beyond wish­ing to show­case and share their talent. 

Ele­ments, WHAF’s fall show, is a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary exhi­bi­tion that fea­tures an inter­na­tion­al ros­ter of women artists, run­ning from Sep­tem­ber 10-Octo­ber 31. Also fea­tured for fall is Flo­ral Love Project, a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry mur­al led by vet­er­an artist Kraig Blue from Sep­tem­ber 10 – 12, and the out­door sculp­tur­al instal­la­tion Gar­den Sen­tinel by NYC-based artist Michele Brody. 

Draw­ing inspi­ra­tion from a Native Amer­i­can proverb Peace comes with­in the souls of men, when they real­ize their one­ness with the Uni­verse, when they real­ize it is real­ly every­where… it is with­in each one of us,” artists were care­ful­ly select­ed to con­vey how nature con­tin­ues to work in har­mo­ny with human life. 

Whether cre­at­ing tex­tile, using live petals, hand­craft­ed design or new media, Ele­ments artists Sagari­ka Sun­daram, Yi Hsuan Sung, Yalan Wen and Valerie Hal­li­er offer the pub­lic new approach­es for appre­ci­at­ing every­day life and nature. 

Kraig Blue will lead Flo­ral Love Project, a cel­e­bra­tion of the native flow­ers that thrive on Gov­er­nor’s Island. This eco-friend­ly col­lab­o­ra­tive project with the West Harlem Art Fund will take place dur­ing Fall Arts Week on Gov­er­nors Island. The pub­lic will engage in draw­ing, paint­ing and mur­al making. 

Gar­den Sen­tinels by Michele Brody is made up of 128’ tall by 55” diam­e­ter tow­ers com­posed of alu­minum car­pet strips held togeth­er by var­i­ous ele­ments of re-pur­posed hard­ware. With­in each Gar­den Sen­tinel hangs an over­sized test tube filled with grow­ing plants with­in. The role of each Gar­den Sen­tinel is to stand guard over their charges, keep­ing the plants alive and vibrant for all to enjoy and learn more about the native gar­dens on Gov­er­nors Island. 

On view now out­side Nolan Park Build­ing 10:

Regat­ta III/8 Can­dy Blue & Teal by Gilbert Boro (Pow­der Coat­ed Rolled Alu­minum 86″ x 46″ x 5

Gar­den Sen­tinels by Michele Brody (128’ x 55″) 

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Through Oct 31
Sunday
11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 10B