The 13 Portals project continues. I was playing my guitar in Tompkins Square Park when they entered. I always have my camera with me so I recorded the event. I always seem to be about when the Portalers are on the loose. It was awkward for me videoing with my guitar on my back. I wasn’t optimally mobile trying to get good shots.
The 13 Portals riff on many world cultures and religions. This one is based on the Kamasutra statues around some Hindu temples. So far the portals have remained relatively free of tagging and vandalism, except for a small tag on the one on the Bean at 3rd and Second. But I wonder how the neighborhood will react to this relatively explicit art work. 13 Portals is a project of The Free Art society
The panel is canvas, painted elsewhere and glued to the wall.
Houston Village Farms Deli
First and 4th.
Search for Portal on the GammaBlog
Rehearsing and promoting their theatrical production, The Four Seasons, July 5 at Angel Orensanz.
Any group of young people willing to sit on dirty pavement for artistic or other cause deserves attention.
Nicolina Johnson and Perola Bonfanti created a series of street mural they call portals. This one makes use of the unusual architectural decorations on this former bank at East 7th Street and Avenue C.
Music by The Hungry March Band and from what I could read on their strap covered tee shirts, Candombe.
I’m not sure how everyone else found out about the parade, I stumbled upon it as I was checking out the foliage changes in Tompkins Square Park for my tree project.
A dedicated performer in the 90 degree heat.
Miss New York and Feathers.
On a float that says Stand for the Arts bring back Ovation, which is a cable channel devoted to the Arts, which has been deleted by Time Warner Cable.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure. – Irving Berlin
I’ve never been to the Easter Parade before, this morning I found myself in the middle of it. I always carry my camera.
I told them they were the second scariest in the parade, they said no not scary.
Everyone looks happy to be here, not sure about the young one underneath the lamp shade.
Fashionistas for sure.
All eggs not in one basket.
Colors my camera couldn’t possibly capture.
Guy hoped he didn’t break my camera.
Card sharp says it is not all falling down.
Elegant in white and cream.
Not sure what the crow is doing perched on the Easter bunny’s head.
I asked if I could get a picture of the young bunny. The look says it all.
Old bunny. Scariest prize goes to this guy.