Take Care Series

The Take Care Series

Join us every Saturday at LMCC's Arts Center for The Take Care Series

Starting September 21, 2019 through October 27, 2019

Through events and participatory programs for all ages, the Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience the art, explore one’s own creative potential and carry the work beyond the island.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

House of Trees
Word on the Street

Saturday, September 21 from 2pm - 5pm

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.

The Take Care Series: Talk/Performance

Jérôme Bel
Isadora Duncan

Saturday, September 21, 2pm - 3pm

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 dancer Isadora Duncan with dancer Catherine Gallant.

The Take Care Series: Activity

Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun
Sunlight Graffiti 

Saturday, September 28, from 2pm - 5pm

Make your mark with an interactive graffiti-light activity, in which light becomes a tool to effect change.

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Tattfoo Tan
Portable Altar

Saturday, October 5, from 2pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series: Event

Tattfoo Tan
New Earth Ceremony

Saturday, October 5, from 2pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series: Performances + Workshops

Performances + Workshops
Pathway to Paris

Saturday, October 12, from 12pm - 5pm

Activist organization Pathway to Paris, cofounded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, curates a day of workshops, discussions and poetry in the Art Center to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action, and offer solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action.

 

The Take Care Series: Open Studios

Open Studios with LMCC's Arts Center Residents

Saturday, October 19, from 12pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

The Floor
Movement Workshop

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

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

 

The Take Care Series: Performance

Anne Mourier
Taking Care Laundry

Saturday, October 26, from 2pm - 5pm

Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in this drop in workshop so that you can breathe new potential into old and worn clothes, giving them a second, embellished life.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Embroidery with Iviva Olenick

Saturday, October 26, from 2pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series: Workshop

Block Printing, With Love from Rajasthan

Saturday, October 26, from 2pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series: Talk

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

Saturday, October 26, from 2pm - 5pm

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.

 

The Take Care Series furthers ideas presented in the Arts Center’s inaugural art installations and reframes art curation as a mindful practice stemming from the concept of care.

Ecology, sustainability, diversity and the need to care for and protect one another and our planet are at the core of the series.

Through events and participatory programs for all ages, The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience the art, explore one’s own creative potential and carry the work beyond the island.

Join us at the Arts Center every Saturday from 2pm - 5pm beginning September 21. Events are drop in unless RSVP is specified.

All events are free and all are welcome.

Upcoming Events

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

Saturday, September 28 from 2pm - 5pm

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

Studios, Lower 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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

 

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

Saturday, October 12 from 12pm - 5pm

Performances + Workshops: Pathway to Paris
Throughout Arts Center

Activist organization Pathway to Paris, cofounded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, curates a day of workshops, discussions and poetry in the Art Center to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action, and offer solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

Saturday, October 19 from 2pm - 5pm

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

Studios, Lower 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.

Learn more →

Saturday, October 19 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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

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.

Learn more →

Saturday, October 26 from 2pm - 5pm

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

Studios, Lower 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.

Learn more →