Opening Reception – Ultratope1: Real City on the Manhattan Bridge
Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St., Manhattan)
Free, RSVP to email@example.com
This March, evening visitors to our Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood will be treated to an intriguing visual display – a new temporary urban art installation by Carl Skelton featuring projections on the Manhattan Bridge’s colonnade in Lower Manhattan that pay tribute to everyday New Yorkers, past and present, and their role in shaping the character of the city. Titled Ultratope 1: Real City, this public art project is a partnership between the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the New York City Department of Transportation.
The installation is just a block away from the Eldridge Street Synagogue and we are pleased to host the opening reception this Thursday, March 3 at 6:30pm. At 7:30 we’ll stroll over to watch the projections. The projections will be displayed from dusk to dawn through March 31, 2011.
Ultratope 1: Real City will continue to evolve over the coming weeks as new names are projected daily. New Yorkers are invited to contribute additional names by sending an e-mail to the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org including the person’s full name, place and year of birth. The artist welcomes names of individuals living or deceased, as the installation looks to recognize past and current New Yorkers who have helped make the city an exciting, dynamic place to live.