Founded as a way of highlighting the resiliency of local artists, LMCC’s annual River to River Festival returns with new and recent works by Asiya Wadud, Mona Chalabi, Jean Shin, and Muna Malik.
This year’s LMCC annual festival offers New Yorkers free public works by four distinct artists, on view until August 30.
Organized by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the 18th annual River to River Festival is Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival.
On April 28 and 29, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s current artists-in-residence will welcome the public to their studios at 28 Liberty Street.
“Something I Guarantee You’ve Never Done Before” was the title of the Facebook invitation I got. “Hmm.” I thought. The invitation was somewhat secretive, but the link that was provided confirmed what I suspected. Being somewhat familiar with Olek’s work from some of the press she’s gotten, I knew it would involve spending time in a full-body crocheted costume. A few weeks later after determining I didn’t have anything better to do (and I mean that in the best possible way), I decided to go for it. Crocheting is a very occasional hobby of mine. I’ve always had an affinity for it over knitting, which seems to be the hipper of these crafts, and I wanted to get more familiar with Olek’s work after her last show titled KnittingisforPus*****.