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“Women With Wings”

An Exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo.
Maggie's Garden & Friendship Garden, Harlem, Manhattan, NYC.
BRUNCH RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 11AM-1PM (RAIN DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 11AM-1PM)
Maggie's Garden, 564 W 149th St. (East of Broadway), NYC 10031 (Subway #1 to 145th 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.
“Women With Wings” will be on view through October 31st, at the following locations:
Maggie's Garden: 564 West 149th St. Manhattan, NYC 10031. And Friendship Garden: 499 W. 150th St. Manhattan, NYC 10031
FOR UPDATES AND GALLERY HOURS PLEASE VISIT WWW.ANDREAARROYO.COM
NYRP webiste: https://www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/events/women/
About the exhibit: 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.
About the artist: Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist with an extensive trajectory; her work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the New York Public Library, among others.
Honors include: Global Citizen Award Artist, Clinton Global Initiative, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award; Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts; Official Artist of the Latin Grammys; Art in Embassies Program of the US Department of State; Empire State Arts Alliance Award; Harlem Arts Alliance Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and multiple awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Commissioned works include projects for the International Museum of Women, The New York Botanical Garden, The New York Women's Foundation, the Morris-Jumel Mansion and El Museo del Barrio. Her permanent art can be seen in a New York subway station, two New York Public Schools and other public spaces.
Ms. Arroyo’s work has been published extensively, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune and has been the subject of over one 150 features in the international media. For more information visit: www.andreaarroyo.com
Special thanks to Ms. Carol Ward, Ronald MIller and the NYRP staff.
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