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Revised Deadline: September 10, 2012
Please join us in creating a collaborative artwork as part of the War of Words exhibition opening September 15.
We are constantly drawing lines in the sand to delineate “us from them.” Zero or One. Black or White. Yes or No.
Yes or No explores this ubiquitous binary conflict by bringing together elements from a multitude of makers. While each piece is autonomous, the sum total reflects the hive mind at work.
How to Play
1) First make the big decision. Choose either “Yes” or “No.” Really, only one of these two words…think carefully! [continue reading…]
Saturday, July 14th, 12-6 pm
In the 20th century the frog Xenopus laevis was widely used as a pregnancy test. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, Xenopus can carry – without harm to itself – the chytrid fungus, which is deadly to most frogs. Shortly after Typhoid Mary spread disease among the people of New York, Xenopus started spreading chytrid around the world, killing most frogs on contact and resulting in the extinction of a number of amphibian species in the wild. Right now about 3,900 amphibians, over half of all species known to science, are endangered. Help us discover if Xenopus is still spreading chytrid around New York City. Please visit your local pet shop and buy a Xenopus frog! New York City pet stores sell them cheap, sometimes under the name “Underwater Frog”, or “African Clawed Frog”. [continue reading…]
Posted in Events on July 10, 2012 • Tagged academic study, african clawed frog, amphibian die off, chytrid fungus, eben kirksey, migration, New York City, pet stores, pregnancy, underwater frog, xenopus, Xenopus laevis
Saturday, July 14, 12-6pm
Join us for the last day of our Migration year, featuring free wine and beer, a final viewing of our truly wonderful Artists-In-Residence exhibition, a raffle and some Protean shopping. Come say Farewell til September!
We are offering:
· Complimentary wine and beer
. Free raffle tickets for a chance to win a three-month membership to the Proteus Gowanus Study Hall—a program which opens the space to those who want an inspiring, art-filled environment in which to work. [continue reading…]