3. There are More Public Art Pieces in Hunter’s Point South Park Too
Artwork abounds in the first phase of the park as well, with a permanent sculpture called Tetherball in the basketball courts, maintained by Monuments Conservation Program at NYC Parks. Just closing (but still viewable for a short time) is a temporary public art installations called Convene, by Xaviera Simmons, featuring 27 brightly painted canoes that evoke the national flags of people who live in Astoria and Long Island City. The work was programmed by SculptureCenter, a non-collecting art institution in Long Island City located in a former trolley repair shop. High school students at SculptureCenter’s Public Process program selected the proposal for a temporary public artwork to be commissioned. Stay tuned for the next work!