The Take Care Series offered audiences an opportunity to experience art, explore one’s own creative potential, and carry the work beyond the island. Through performance, workshops and talks, we explored different ways for caring for ourselves and the objects around us. This reframed curation as mindful, inclusive and open, linking the practice back to the word’s root meaning - to care - and highlighting that by caring for ourselves, we can positively affect those around us, and by extension, our planet. 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Saturday, September 21 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: House of Trees, Word on the Street

Studios, Lower Level

Let your voice be heard! Drop in to create a banner that speaks to your thoughts and hopes related to the climate emergency. Part of Our Future Festival NYC, a Governors Island-wide festival addressing climate change.

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Saturday, September 21 from 2pm - 3pm

Talk/Performance: Jérôme Bel, Isadora Duncan 

Studio A2, Upper Level

A choreographer discusses working towards a creative response to the climate emergency in conjunction with an excerpt of his final work in a series of portraits of dancers, Isadora Duncan with dancer Catherine Gallant. Capacity for this event is limited. RSVP is required.

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Saturday, September 28 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina,
The Power of Two Suns

Studio A4, Upper Level

Drop into a hands-on creative workshop designed by a teaching artist in response to underlying themes in Yto Barrada with guest artist Bettina's exhibition The Power of Two Suns.

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Saturday, September 28 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Michael Wang's Extinct in New York

Studios, Lower Level

Drop in to a hands-on creative workshop designed by a teaching artist in response to underlying themes in Michael Wang’s exhibition Extinct in New York.

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Saturday, September 28 from 2pm - 5pm

Activity: Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Sunlight Graffiti

Studio B6, Lower Level

Make your mark in this interactive activity, in which light becomes a tool to effect change. Drop in anytime between 2pm - 5pm to make graffiti out of light and have you and your ephemeral creation captured by our photographer.

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OCTOBER 2019

Saturday, October 5 from 2pm - 5pm

Event: Tattfoo Tan, New Earth Ceremony

Studio A2, Upper Level

Artist Tattfoo Tan invites you to join him in a ceremony to ground and engage yourself within the universe. This workshop has limited capacity and RSVP is required.

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Saturday, October 5 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Tattfoo Tan, Portable Altar
Cafe

Artist Tattfoo Tan prepares objects and offerings for the public to choose from and create personal boxes that become portable altars that visitors can carry with them beyond the Arts Center, to bring peace and focus to the heart.

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Saturday, October 12 from 2pm - 3pm

Talk: Soul Fire Farm, Farming While Black: Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty

Studio A2, Upper Level

Learn how you can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community in this talk by Soul Fire Farm’s Amani Olugbala.

Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Through programs such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Soul Fire Farm is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid. Capacity is limited.

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Saturday, October 12 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Pathway to Paris, Reimagining New York 2040 

Join us for a family workshop filled with hope, thought and inspiration towards a better future. We invite you to create your vision of a renewable NYC through collaborative drawing, collage and text, adding collective inspiration and ideas Pathways to Paris 1000 CITIES Initiative for Carbon Freedom.

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Saturday, October 19 from 12pm - 5pm

Activity: Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Sunlight Graffiti

Studios, Upper Level

Make your mark in this interactive activity, in which light becomes a tool to effect change. Drop in anytime between 2pm - 5pm to make graffiti out of light and have you and your ephemeral creation captured by our photographer.

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Saturday, October 19 from 12pm - 5pm

Workshop: Michael Wang's Extinct in New York

Studio A4, Upper Level

Drop in to a hands-on creative workshop designed by teaching artist Hayley Ferber in response to underlying themes in Michael Wang’s exhibition Extinct in New York.

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Saturday, October 19 from 12pm - 5pm

Open Studios with LMCC's Arts Center Residents

Studios, Upper Level

A behind-the-scenes look at the wide-ranging practices of our artists-in-residence. The artists will be present to discuss their work throughout the afternoon.

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Saturday, October 19 at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm

Workshop: Movement with The Floor

Studio A2, Upper Level

12:30-1:30pm- Self-Care
2-3pm Open Pilates Mat
3:30-4:30pm- Self-Care 

Take time to care for yourself by participating in these movement-based classes. Each class is limited capacity and requires an RSVP to secure a space.

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Saturday, October 19 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Natural Dyeing with The Textile Arts Center

Studio A4, Upper Level

Drop into a hands-on natural dyeing workshop lead by the Textile Arts Center in relation to Yto Barrada with invited guest Bettina’s exhibition The Power of Two Suns.. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to extract the dyes from flowers, roots, leaves and barks (from historical and local sources) and how to transform them into paints for textiles.

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Saturday, October 26 from 2pm - 5pm

Performance: Anne Mourier, Taking Care Laundry

Studios, Lower Level

Over the course of the performance, Anne Mourier invites the audience to drop in and help honor domestic rituals of care and tradition around washing and preparing clothes.

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Saturday, October 26 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Embroidery with Iviva Olenick

Studios, Lower Level

Learn how to do simple embroidery in this drop in workshop so that you can breathe new potential into old and worn clothes, giving them a second life.

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Saturday, October 26 from 2pm - 5pm

Workshop: Block Printing, With Love from Rajasthan

Studios, Lower Level

Remake your clothes into exciting new favorites using traditional Rajasthani wooden blocks as well as modern designs carved by artisans in Bagru, a small Rajasthani village dedicated to textiles and the art of block printing.

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Get involved!

LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island is bustling with activity, and we need your support. Volunteer for the Take Care Series! Events will take place every Saturday at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Volunteers will support hands-on activities, as well as day-of event logistics.