BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND LOCAL ARTIST KATHRYNE HALL COME TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CORTELYOU LIBRARY

May 22, 2012

 

 

 

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND LOCAL ARTIST KATHRYNE HALL COME TOGETHER TO TRANSFORM CORTELYOU LIBRARY

 

‘Tumble’ Mural to Invigorate Library Exterior

 

(BROOKLYN, NY) May 22, 2012 – Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn-based artist Kathryne Hall are partnering to transform the exterior of Cortelyou Library in Ditmas Park with a bold temporary mural called Tumble. The mural will introduce graphic shapes into the urban landscape to reinvigorate the Library’s exterior. 

 

"My vision for the mural is to transform the stark brick exterior into a lyrical façade,” said Hall. “Tumble should upend expectations of traditional murals and allow the design to interact with its environment."

 

On Thursday, June 7, local students will help paint and install the mural, while also learning about public art. The mural will be on display through the summer. 

 

“Brooklyn Public Library proudly supports the borough’s large and incredibly talented creative community,” said Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “The Library is seeking innovative ways to help artists produce their work and share it with new audiences. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to display Kathryne Hall’s wonderful mural on the exterior of Cortelyou Library. We hope it will inspire Brooklynites of all ages to tap into their creativity and take advantage of the many terrific cultural programs and resources we offer.”

The partnership between Hall and Brooklyn Public Library also includes the Friends of Cortelyou Library and Colossal Media Group, who will facilitate the painting. Tumble will be painted with non-voc, AFM Safecoat paint, donated from Green Depot, a leading supplier of environmentally friendly building products.

 

On June 9, Friends of Cortelyou Library will host an opening event and artist discussion. The opening is from 1-4pm and includes local jazz musicians led by Dan Loomis from 1-2pm, children’s musician, Chris Sheard, at 3:00 and an artist’s talk at 2:30pm. 

 

About Brooklyn Public Library:

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries located throughout the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a large selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website: www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

 

About Kathryne Hall: 

Kathryne Hall creates temporary public art addressing themes of sensory perception, architectural function and the instability of the urban environment. Since 2007 she has independently produced three solo, multi-location, public installation series in New York City. Her work has been featured in The New York TimesTime Out New York, Powerhouse Presents and on HD Net TV. She is a recipient of a 2010 Brooklyn Arts Council Dept of Cultural Affairs Regrant. For additional information, visit http://www.kathrynehall.com. Contact: kathryne@kathrynehall.com and (646)-319-7629.

 

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