At Sixth Street Youth Program, we recently took advantage of a half-day at Earth School to take some of our students on a local field trip!
Our Youth Educators Terrence And Myranda, along with with our Youth Program Director Laura, accompanied the Sixth Street Kids to Karma Gallery on East 2nd between Ave B and C, where we saw Marigolds, a new show by Alex De Corte.
The kids loved his plush wall sculptures The Night Watch and Non Stop Fright (Bump in the Night) which respectively were a seven-foot tall green candle dripping wax, and a broken pumpkin whose pieces spilled over the entire wall. Just in time for Halloween!
The scene was straight out of a Washington Irving story! We talked about how people used candles before electric lights, and how excited we were to celebrate Halloween.
In front of the wall piece The Pied Piper, a carrot-flute played by gloved Mickey Mouse hands, Terrence took the time to narrate the old German story of the Pied Piper, which the students were delighted to hear!
The fan-favorite of the show, however, was Boyfriend Pillow. A plush blue dinosaur which towered over the kids yet was irresistible to touch and clamber over!
On our way out we posed for a photo on Da Corte’s winding technicolor bench sculpture, another piece that impossible to resist standing on, clambering over, shimmying across.
It was a delight to see contemporary art that resonated with both students and staff alike, and we hope to go on many more expeditions!
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