RWA has commissioned artists to host temporary art exhibitions to activate the public space under the elevated A line train tracks in Rockaway, Queens.
The RISE Artist Selection Committee proudly announce the selection of artists work to be featured in the 2017 Art under the Elevated Series to exhibit temporary public art installations under Rockaway's "A" train elevated structure:
RWA & RISE are excited to host these exhibitions along with community workshops to actively engage people of all ages in re-envisioning the underpass into a safe and inviting multi modal community and civic space to host a variety of events including these temporary artists works.
The space below the elevated A-line subway tracks is currently a fragmented roadway, but has the potential to serve as an important cross-peninsula connection. With art and creative place making as a catalyst, RWA hopes to animate this public space to inspire the community to imagine its potential.
This project builds on RWA's current redesign initiative, Project Underway, and larger NYC initiatives like Design Trust for Public Space and NYC DOT's Under the Elevated.
RWA's new community center, the Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE), will also serve as the hub of activity and gallery location for public programs and community engagement to build on the selected projects.
Stay tuned for more upcoming exhibits and community workshops hosted with artists to actively engage the community in this underutilized space.
The Rockaway Pilot for Art Under the Elevated is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts' ArtWorks.
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