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
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.