CHRISTOPHER MYERS: ART SUNDAE
- Date: September 14, 2019
- Location: Rockefeller Plaza
- Partner: Fort Gansevoort & Tishman Speyer
- Artists: Christopher Myers
Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort are pleased to present the seventh iteration of Art Sundae in partnership with Rockefeller Center. On Saturday, September 14th, from 11 - 2 pm, NYC Children are invited to participate in an ART SUNDAE workshop featuring an interactive project with Artist Christopher Myers.
Young people throughout the world struggle with the questions of where they find themselves and where they want to go. Christopher Myers, noted children’s book author, artist, and writer, in collaboration with Art Sundae presents We Are The Map, a collaborative art making experience in which Myers and a group of young people make a map on one section of Rockefeller Plaza. The work consists of three parts, children tracing the outlines of their bodies, transferring the outlines to the Tyvek lined street, and having the children and volunteers paint the areas of this new “map” creating new nations at the intersections of all the outlines.
Christopher Myers is a multimedia artist, author, and playwright from New York City, born in 1974. Myers earned his B.A. in Art-Semiotics and American Civilization with focus on race and culture from Brown University in 1995. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at venues including MoMA PS1, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Mistake Room, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Akron Art Museum, Contrast Gallery Shanghai, Goethe-Institut Ghana, Kigali Genocide Memorial Center Rwanda, San Art Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, and The Studio Museum Harlem. Myers won a Caldecott Honor in 1998 for his illustrations in the book Harlem and a Coretta Scott King Award in 2016 for illustrating Firebird with Misty Copeland. Myers currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
ART SUNDAE is a public program created by the non-profit Art Production Fund and gallery Fort Gansevoort that is designed to build confidence in children through artmaking. The free program offers children the opportunity to work with a contemporary artist to create public art projects.