Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shades on the street lamps in the 700 block of Texas - adjacent to First Methodist - an installation by NYC artist Marjorie Kouns; reception at Artspace Th, Ap 15, 5 to 8 pm

Marjorie Kouns has lived in Greenwich Village for decades but has used her public art concepts to install fun projects in Asia and Europe as well as the US.

The project she has erected in the 700 block of Texas St, Shades of Shreveport, is one that originated in a Times Square work and metamorphosed into a Washington Square Park event. She has installed very large lamp shades over the street lamps to bring a fresh vibe and an air of coziness to the city.

Thus, Ap 15, the twenty shades she schlepped to Shreveport will be in place. A reception opens at 5 pm and she gives an artist talk at 6:30 pm, but it will near 8 pm before the shades rock. When the street lights come on the project reaches its full impact.

Also bringing life to Texas St on Thurs eve is the Downtown Pub & Culture Crawl, 5 pm to 9 pm.


JaneDoughnut said...

That is really cool! I think I'll pass this on to some Eugene artists. :)

Marjorie Kouns said...

Robert, kudos to you for sharing my project to the public as you do.

Thanks for your support of arts and culture.