Art Omi presents Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, a participatory electronic soundscape celebrated worldwide every December since 1992. This landmark work of avant-garde public art takes place in more than 130 cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, activating city streets, parks, and lanscapes with “a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip” (The Village Voice).
An original composition by Phil Kline, Unsilent Night was written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a promenade in which the audience becomes the performer, walking a carefully chosen route together. Led by composer Phil Kline, participants will gather at Art Omi's Benenson Center, and then proceed on a route through the park. Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile phone/media player with external speakers (pre-loaded with the Unsilent Night app or one of the four audio tracks—see unsilentnight.com/participate), or boombox with functioning tape deck. A selection of Kline's own boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis. Participants should also bring illumination devices, such as headlamps and flashlights, and wear footwear appropriate for un-paved winter conditions.
A live broadcast and webstream of Unsilent Night will be made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program. Tune in from New York's Upper Hudson Valley on WGXC 90.7-FM or from around the globe at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).
For additional information, including full participant instructions and downloads, please visit omi.unsilentnight.com.
Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in the Sculpture & Architecture Park and Newmark Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Playgroup meets on October 2, November 6, December 18 (no Playgroup on December 4), January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6.
GROUP DOES NOT MEET OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 28 & DECEMBER 26, 2019 AND JANUARY 2, 2020
Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.