Staten Island Artist Raises Funds for Exhibit at Ferry Terminal

By Nicholas Rizzi on March 18, 2014 9:47am 

 Staten Island artist Tattfoo Tan has collaborated with Staten Island Arts and ecoartspace to raise funds for his new exhibit promoting living greener at the St. George Ferry Terminal.
Staten Island artist Tattfoo Tan has collaborated with Staten Island Arts and ecoartspace to raise funds for his new exhibit promoting living greener at the St. George Ferry Terminal.
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ST. GEORGE — A Staten Island artist is trying to raise funds to put his work on display at the St. George Ferry Terminal.

Tattfoo Tan, in collaboration with Staten Island Arts and ecoartspace, started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $8,000 for his S.O.S. Exhibition and Action Guide.

The exhibit would be the first inside Staten Island Arts' Culture Lounge gallery space in the St. George Ferry Terminal, which is set to open in May.

"It's going to be an amazing space," Tan said. "It's a great opportunity to attract and maintain people from going back to Manhattan immediately."

The exhibit will bring together the 10 pieces Tan created under the umbrella of S.O.S. — Sustainable Organic Stewardship —  that strives to educate people on ways to live greener and reduce their environmental impact.

The project tries to get people biking and walking instead of driving, encourages them to set up a seed library and gardens and eat local produce.

"You have to start to do it on your own, you have to really embrace this as your style," he said.

Tan, who has taken steps to live greener since 2003, will also collaborate with the group to print an action guide to run people through the steps needed to live greener.

Anybody who donates $400 or more can get a 3D printer action figure of the artist himself.

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