Announcing the selected artists for Gov­er­nors Island Ice Sculp­ture Show!

Photo courtesy of Okamoto Studio
Photo courtesy of Okamoto Studio

LMCC along with The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island will host the Island’s inau­gur­al Ice Sculp­ture Show on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 262022, from 2 – 5 pm at the Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage. A live­ly after­noon fea­tur­ing live ice carv­ing, ice dance per­for­mances from Ice The­atre of New York, ice skat­ing and more will cel­e­brate the final week­end of the Island’s inau­gur­al Win­ter Vil­lage, which opened in Decem­ber 2021.

The show will see a host of unique designs from New York City-based artists and artist groups brought to life in real time through an excit­ing live ice carv­ing ses­sion, assist­ed by pro­fes­sion­al ice carvers from Okamo­to Stu­dio.

Artists and artist teams whose designs were select­ed include:

  • Den­nis Red­Moon Darkeem
  • Mian­gLiang Lu
  • Eliz­a­beth Meggs
  • Sha­heen Salehi/​Rengu Zhang
  • Han­nah Schulman
  • Jes­si­ca Segall
  • Chad Stay­rook
  • Yuliya Tsuk­er­man
  • Bruce Williams
  • Mei Yin

The jury pan­el that select­ed entrants includes Amy Andrieux — Exec­u­tive Direc­tor + Chief Cura­tor at MoCA­DA, Jean Cooney — Direc­tor of Times Square Arts, Shaun Leonar­do — a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary artist, and Shin­taro Okamo­to — Founder/​Creative Direc­tor of Okamo­to Studio.

The event will also fea­ture pop-up per­for­mances by the acclaimed Ice The­atre of New York, which presents acces­si­ble ice dance that cel­e­brates joy and col­lab­o­ra­tion in venues through­out the five bor­oughs, start­ing at 1:30pm.

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