09/23/17: Women with Wings Brunch Reception

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo.
Maggie’s Garden & Friendship Garden – Harlem NYC
BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM
Maggie’s Garden, 564 W 149th St.
Free and open to the public, light brunch provided.
EXHIBIT ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2017.

New York Restoration Project (NYRP), is pleased to present “Women With Wings” an exhibition of site-specific, outdoor works created by award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo.

This exhibition aims to reactivate each garden with Arroyo’s lyrical works, taking art outside the museum realm and making it available to the public in unexpected locations. The works in the exhibit are inspired by women from historical and contemporary New York and by the City’s natural landscape and history.

Each piece, executed in mixed media and repurposed materials, is integrated within the natural environment of plants, grass and other elements of each individual garden. With “Women With Wings” Arroyo creates a multi-level conversation, bridging local culture and history and connecting the experience of women past and present.

“Women With Wings” is an homage to New York women, from Native Lenape women, to historic and contemporary immigrants who make Manhattan a most vibrant community today.

Arroyo has been exploring notions of identity, gender, class and social justice throughout her career. For the artist, the struggles of the women in history mirror the struggles of women in contemporary society, who defy social norms and prejudice in order to achieve their goals.

“Women With Wings” will be on view through October 31st, at the following locations:

Maggie’s Garden: 564 West 149th St. & Friendship Garden: 499 W. 150th St

FOR UPDATES AND GALLERY HOURS PLEASE VISIT WWW.ANDREAARROYO.COM

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