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NY 1/26: Reception for Sofia Maldonado’s Residency at Blank SL8


NY 1/26: Reception for Sofia Maldonado's Residency at Blank SL8

On Tuesday, January 26th, please join the Times Square Alliance in celebrating the completion of Sofia Maldonado’s residency at Blank SL8.  In her 19 days between January 8 – 26, 2010, Maldonado has painted a 92-feet mural depicting NYC women from her Puerto Rican – Cuban heritage. Flowing clouds of pastel colors provide the background for 12-foot tall images of beautiful and powerful women painted in an elaborate street-art style.  The painted plywood panels on display at BLANK SL8 will be installed on the outdoor construction fence at 219 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in the final week of February 2010.

WHERE:  BLANK SL8
Storefront on the NW corner of 8th Avenue and 41st Street
Port Authority Bus Terminal
625 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 6-8pm
Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP is required to Ka-Man Tse at ktse@timessquarenyc.org

The mural is a project of the Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance in collaboration with the Cuban Artist Fund.  The BLANK SL8 storefront provides exhibition opportunities for artists and designers in fashion, visual arts and design arts. BLANK SL8 is a program of the Fashion Center and the Times Square Alliance with support from the Port Authority.

This is a project was made possible by support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  Special thanks to the Fashion Center BID, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and The New 42nd Street, Inc.

More information at www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts

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