From artist Peter Walsh:
The City of New York and the NYC Parks Commission are proposing that most of the artists working in Central Park and in other NYC parks be shut down. Part of the way they intend to do this is by insinuating that these artists aren’t actually artists and don’t deserve full First Amendment rights. One way to challenge this assertion is to create an art project that highlights the quality of the work created by professional artists working in the parks.
And so, the Central Park Portrait Exchange is born.
Time: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Artists: Li Qun, Peter Walsh, Xiang Yue Chuan, Dario Zapata
Location: On Northwest corner of 59th Street and East Drive, directly across from Grand Army Plaza. This location is near the Plaza Hotel.
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