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CONSCIOUS CYCLE @FIGMENT 6.11-6.13

June 05th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,Graffiti / Street Art

Freestyle painting free for all for the Conscious Cycle project at the FIGMENT festival at Governors Island June 11-13th! Ever been there? me neither! let the exploring begin…

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FIGMENT FESTIVAL AT GOVERNOR’S ISLAND JUNE 11-13th!
Conscious Cycle installation by various artists – all welcome!
Click here for directions.

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Lot’s and lot’s of chlorophyll 8 min away from the city madness!

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WE LOVE IT! Especially picnic style…

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Over the past 4 years, there have been 6 Conscious Cycles. This summer will be our 3rd at the FIGMENT Festival. We start by creating a wall built entirely from reclaimed wood. Over the course of the festival, artists, community members, and children have the opportunity to paint on the wall creating murals that espouse the idea of consciousness in all of its forms- environmental, social, political, racial, etc. The artists paint over one another so as to collaborate ideas as well as create a living piece of art. The entire event, from building the wall to breaking it down at the end, is filmed for a time-lapse video. This year we hope to have 4 walls: 2 for artists to paint, 1 for community members and children, and 1 for children to exhibit their work from the entire festival in a gallery-like setting.

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Conscious Cycle started as a collective to bring like-minded artists, musicians, performers, teachers, and craftsmen together. Our primary focus was to raise awareness about urban and personal waste by showing a fun and creative way to reuse materials.  Over the past few years, the idea has expanded to include many aspects of consciousness and community building such as yoga, tai chi and art classes. These particular entities have grown organically from the experiences of the Conscious Cycle wall and its participants. We strive to create a forum for artists and community members to come together and share ideas in a safe, friendly, and stimulating environment. Last summer, 12,000 people visited Governors Island for the FIGMENT festival. This summer our goal is to provide even more opportunities for visitors of the FIGMENT festival to join in the Conscious Cycle by picking up a paintbrush or trying a new experience!

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The smurfs crew…

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Conscious Cycle smurfets! lol

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Quick throwie to get the piece started…
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Rock on ladies! spray away…Aunti lessons and sessionz…

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Kids love art:)

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Free art…

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Time to catch the next Ferry…

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Sweet day with the peeps…

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Thanks for the invitation KATE! We had a lovely time:)┬á Till net time…

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