Flood Theater – a new public artwork I am creating will be unveiled with an event on August 27th, 2023
Where: Field next to Oradell Train Station
More information forthcoming~
When: March 29th, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Oradell Borough Hall, NJ
Attend the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen initiative’s Flood Theater Community Workshop to raise awareness about the devastating effects of flooding along the Hackensack River. Join us in this interactive workshop to share your flood story and to create a quilt square for a public artwork, Flood Theater, created by artist Juliacks. The artwork includes a metal sculpture inspired by the North Jersey applique quilts of the 18th and 19th centuries. The imagery of these metal screen quilts will be created collaboratively at the workshop. Participants create paper cut applique patterns that together tell a story about the flooding. These paper-cut patterns will then be translated into a storytelling metal screen. Upon completion, the artwork will be installed next to the Oradell train station. The workshop is free and open to Oradell and New Milford residents and anyone affected by or concerned about flooding from the Hackensack River.
This artwork is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the New Jersey Coastal Management Program, Department of Environmental Protection – in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.