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“A new public art installation is making a splash in Queens.”
Lounge Around This Faux-Pool in Long Island City
-Jeanmarie Evelly, DNAinfo (July 24, 2014)

“…the event also raised questions about the boundaries of public art, namely that such works need not be material, or even permanent, revealing that sound can be public too.”
Public Art in the Sonic Realm
-Charles Eppley, Hyperallergic (June 23, 2014)

“Althamer, an artist with a passion for social collaboration, will partner with Socrates to bring workshops, events, and talks throughout the summer that look to invoke Blakely’s pursuits of social justice and community building.”
Step into the Queen to discover a new reality
-Tess McRae, Queens Chronicle (May 29, 2014)

“It’s an altogether profound experience that brings together art and nature, built and organic.”
Forces of Nature: Zilvinas Kempinas
- Faye Hirsch on Scarecrow, Art in America (May 9, 2014)

Free shuttle bus for Long Island City art
- The Wall Street Journal (May 6, 2014)

“It’s no secret that Long Island City art institutions have long had problems drumming up foot traffic to their spaces in western Queens, but four of them have joined forces because they believe a shuttle bus may just help.”
4 Long Island City Art Institutions Launch Free Shuttle Bus
- Hyperallergic, by Hrag Vartanian (May 5, 2014)

“We are making sure the people that deserve it are getting it,” said Elissa Goldstone, exhibition program manager at Socrates Sculpture Park. “We are giving women a moment to be praised and to be focused on.”
Woman to give free manicures at Socrates Sculpture Park
- Queens Courier, by Angy Altamirano (April 29, 2014)

“The park announced its summer lineup this week on its new website, which now includes a live webcam that shows the sky at the park so visitors can check the weather before heading out.”
Socrates Sculpture Park Readies for Summer Season With Giant ‘Scarecrow’
- DNAinfo, by Jeanmarie Evelly (April 26, 2014)

“The structure, which opens to the public on May 11, has its origins in American suburbia, which has encroached on New York City and other major cities.”
SuralArk Wins Competition for Architectural Folly in Queens Park
- Cornell University News (April 14, 2014)

#15: Socrates Sculpture Park
25 Most Amazing Sculpture Gardens in the World
- Best Value Schools (April 2014)

“Noah has come to the East River.”
50-Foot Ark Floating Into Socrates Sculpture Park in Climate Change Warning
- DNAinfo (April 4, 2014)

Giant sculpture coming to LIC’s Socrates Sculpture Park
  – Queens Courier (February 20, 2014)



 For an Excited Nude Statue, Finally a Little Bit of Privacy
- Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times (December 28, 2013)

“As part of Marfa Dialogues/NY, David Brooks installed “three cherry pickers brimming with palms, bamboo and shrubberies seeking higher ground.”
Can Marfa Bring Its Magic to Manhattan?
- Amy Perry, T Magazine: The New York Times (Oct 15, 2013)

“[Donald] Rubin said, ‘I like to get things done at warp speed.’”
These Donors Will Take Anything But Manhattan
- Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times (Oct 8, 2013)

“Brooks excels at showcasing the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment.”
Bridging the Gap
- Alex R. Travers, Quest Magazine (Oct 18, 2013)

“The 15 new commissions on view respond specifically to the park’s unique waterfront, urban environment.”
VIDEO: EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship
- Shimon Azulay, VernissageTV (Sept 8, 2013)

“Taking risks at Socrates Sculpture Park.”
- Alan Capper, The Queens Courier (Sept 22, 2013)

“Ms. Rubin said [Socrates Sculpture Park] fits into the mission she and her husband share of making it easier for a greater number of people to enjoy art.”
Long Island City Park Gets Record Gift
- Theresa Agovino, Crain’s NY Business (Sept 20, 2013)

Bear bites — and possibly arouses — naked man in Queens sculpture.
- Irving DeJohn, New York Daily News (Sept 9, 2013)

As part of “Arts in the City,” Graham Douglass interviews John Hatfield during his tour through some of Long Island City’s most exciting venues for contemporary art.
Arts in the City
- Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, CUNY TV (Sept 13, 2013)

“Sculptor Shapes Waterfront Park”
Gotham Gigs
- Theresa Agovino, Crain’s NY Business (July 18, 2013)


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