Project Alice: An Immersive Art Exhibition Staten Island October 12-14

Immersive Art Exhibition
October 12-14 2018

Reformed Church, 54 Port Richmond ave. Staten Island, NY, 10302

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An‎ immersive‎ art‎ gallery‎ inspired‎ by‎ Alice‎ in‎ wonderland‎ is‎ coming‎ to‎ Staten‎ Island‎ for‎ the‎ first‎ two‎ weekends‎ in‎ October.‎ ‎ Project‎ Alice‎‎ transports‎ you‎ to‎ the‎ world‎ of‎ Alice‎ while‎ addressing‎ some‎ more‎ serious‎ topics‎ in‎ hopes‎ to‎ draw‎ attention‎ to‎ issues‎ such‎ as‎ addiction,‎ self-image,‎ depression/suicide,‎ and‎ the‎ LGBT‎ community‎ among‎ others.‎ Photo‎/video gallery ‎ and‎ fully‎ immersive‎ experience‎ encourages‎ guest‎ to‎ interact,‎ take‎ photos,‎ and‎ even‎ taste‎ the‎ art!‎ Tickets‎ are‎ available for all dates ‎ for‎ $10.‎ [see find tickets]

Project‎ Alice‎ has‎ been‎ over‎ 2‎ years‎ in‎ the‎ making‎ and‎ includes‎ over‎ 30‎ artist‎ from‎ Staten‎ Island.‎ Port‎ Richmond’s‎ Dutch‎ reformed‎ church‎ will‎ be‎ transformed‎ to‎ the‎ whimsical‎ world‎ of‎ Alice‎ inspired‎ by‎ Lewis‎ Carroll’s‎ Alice‎ in‎ wonderland.‎ ‎ Guest‎ are‎ encouraged‎ to‎ interact‎ with‎ the‎ art.‎

Created‎ by‎ photographer‎ and‎ Staten‎ Island‎ native‎ Christine‎ Cruz.‎ Project‎ Alice‎ follows‎ the‎ main‎ character‎ through‎ various‎ scenes‎ relatable‎ to‎ personal‎ issues‎ many‎ people‎ face‎ throughout‎ their‎ lives.‎

About the Exhibition
Project Alice is a photo/video series inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. 40 Staten Island artists have come together to work on this project – drawing from their own experience, with Alice’s story as the common lens, each artist crafts a rich visual narrative speaking to important social issues – Bullying/Self-image, Depression/Suicide, Racism/Black Lives Matter, Addiction/Drug Abuse, and Transgender Identity/Coming Out. We hope to shed light on these issues and to inspire conversations around these topics. This exhibition is a fully immersive experience that will activate your five senses, with art to see, touch, smell and taste. The exhibit will feature five installations addressing the five social issues—each one connecting to a piece of Alice’s story. CONTENT NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES YOUR DISCRETION IS ADVISED

This project is made possible (in part) by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.