Projects

JOANA AVILLEZ: ART SUNDAE

  • Date: January 12 - February 28, 2019
  • Location: Fort Gansevoort, Rockefeller Center
  • Partner: Fort Gansevoort, Tishman Speyer
  • Artists: Joana Avillez
Photo by Kathleen Lynch, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kathleen Lynch, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photos by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund
Photo by Kat Harris, courtesy of Art Production Fund

Press Release

JOANA AVILLEZ: ART SUNDAE

Presented by Art Production Fund & Fort Gansevoort, in partnership with Rockefeller Center.

On January 12th NYC children were invited to join artist and illustrator Joana Avillez for “Art Sundae” a free afternoon of drawing Rockefeller Center. Following the workshop, Joana incorporated her own drawing into the children's illustrations, creating a series of vignettes installed in the Fort Gansevoort Windows at 51 Gansevoort Street as a public art display. The mural will be on view from February 1st - February 28th.

Joanna Avillez is a celebrated illustrator who has won acclaim for her playful drawings of city life. She is best known to her fans as the author of Life Dressing and her latest, D-C-T, and she also illustrated Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl. She most recently collaborated with Rockefeller Center on an illustrated map, which can be seen in lightboxes around the Center, and obtained free of charge at the 30 Rockefeller Center welcome desk.

Art Sundae is a public program created by the nonprofit Art Production Fund and the cultural space 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 a public art project that will be displayed at Fort Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District.

For information on upcoming Art Sundae events and exhibitions follow @FortGansevoort

@ArtProductionFund and #ArtSundae

Press

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The New York Times
January 10, 2019