me in greens medium size photo by Curtis Bryant

Field Day 2017: Red Carpet Veggie Pick Up

Join us for this Field Day 2017: Hunts Point/Longwood event:

 

Saturday, September 16, 2-5 PM

924 Kelly Street, Bronx, New York 10459

 

As the natural conclusion to the Catsuit Garden public program with performance artist Ayana Evans that happened on July 29th, we are now ready to harvest! What would a harvest be without a red carpet with Catsuit diva Ayana?

 

Organic living meets Soul Train goodness will be happening here. Come for the fruits and veggies, walk the red carpet and gather your harvest. A playlist curated by a DJ will be played via speakers, and a limited edition prize by the artist will be awarded to the best soul train dancer of the red carpet. Evans wants to encourage us all to infuse bold joy into our everyday lives and diffuse the pressures of the week and reinforce community togetherness and healthy eating via The Laundromat Project’s community garden harvest celebration. Your most flamboyant and GLAM outfits are encouraged, but be comfortable. Pick up your veggies in style.

 

About the artist

Ayana Evans is a NYC based artist from Chicago. Evans received her MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University. She has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Vermont Studio Center. In 2015 she received the Jerome Foundation’s Theater and Travel & Study Grant for artistic research abroad. Summer 2016 Evans completed her installment of the residency, “Back in Five Minutes” curated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez, at El Museo Del Barrio in NYC. Evans’s on-going performances/public interventions include: “Operation Catsuit” and “I Just Came Here to Find a Husband.” Other recent works by Evans are: “Thoughts on Rape; A Response to After Midnight by SHPC” Queens Museum, NYC, “Parasol” a triptych video collaboration with Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tiwani Contemporary, London, and “Stopping Traffic,” Gallery Sensei, NYC, and “Make Your Own Way” at Satellite Art Fair, Miami, and “Gurl I’d Drink Your Bathwater,” PRIZM art Fair, Miami. Additionally, Evans has curated and co-curated performance art show throughout New York, worked in arts education for a decade, and is Editor at Larger for www.cultbytes.com. Her recent press includes articles on New York Magazine’s The Cut, HyperAllergic, the Huffington Post and gallerygurls.net.

 

About the partner

The Kelly Street Garden is a social justice project bringing fresh produce into the South Bronx. Our initiative begins with working alongside residents in Kelly Street, to grow their own vegetables, herbs and flowers in a sustainable and pesticide free environment. We are also actively participating and engaging in community forums, resident to resident dialogues, research and seeking partnerships to expand our initiative to the surrounding community who struggle to access nutritional and affordable food.