As a Brooklyn artist, I write you today to share Brooklyn’s greatest public artwork.
Why it is unknown is a mystery. Nobody knows it exists. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Arch_and_EmpireSB_-_Grand_Army_Plaza_Brooklyn.jpg
The Tower of the Empire State Building bisects the Arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux created the framework for this continuing work-in-progress as the Civil War ended, 25 years before the Arch, 65 years before the Tower, 105 years before the Mirador, and 145 years before I stumbled across it. http://www.rfkessler.com/coincidenceColor.pdf
In starting the “Grand Army Plaza” group here at Brooklyn Arts Project, I hope to share ideas on how to raise public awareness to protect and promote this View as an “historic visual corridor.” Building Six of Atlantic Yards threatens to eclipse the view.
Please forward the links to friends, artists, architects, bloggers, politicos, media and civilians.
Your friend, Richard
We would love for you to join us at the IMPACT Art Show 2010! We will once again amaze art lovers with the skilled efforts of its artistic collaboration depicting the issues plaguing our world today. 5thGearMultimedia and some of the most talented artists in NYC welcome the community to view the world as we see it through our eyes. Please come and indulge in the memorizing portfolios that will be displayed alongside the synergetic masterpiece of IMPACT, have a glass of your favorite drink, and bask in the ambiance! The show is Saturday May 29th from 7p to 2a at N4th Bar (160 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Admission is only $5, 21 and over. For more details please visit http://events.5thGM.com or you can visit the BK Art Project event page at http://www.brooklynartproject.com/events/impact-art-show-2010