7. Wreath Interpretations

Wreaths made out of found objects at The Gallery at the Central Park Arsenal
Meagan Meehan, Toy Cycle, Canvas, paint, metal, plastic, assorted toys, glitter. Photograph Courtesy of NYC Parks, 2019

Since 1982, NYC Parks has invited artists and creative New York City residents to craft their interpretation of a holiday wreath. On display at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, you can see more than “30 imaginative, whimsical wreaths handcrafted by Parks employees, artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages.” The creators didn’t use garland or ribbon, but more unconventional items like thumbtacks, dryer lint, a tire, steel scouring pads, plastic eyes, and candy wrappers. You can visit the exhibit on the 3rd Floor of the Arsenal every weekday until January 4th (it will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.)

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