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Children's Sculptures to Go on Display Around Inwood

By Nigel Chiwaya | June 11, 2014 4:14pm
  Scribble Art Workshop is placing 10 student sculptures on display for June 21 art crawl.
Inwood Sculpture Crawl
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INWOOD — Inwood's youngest artists are getting their first exhibition, and you might need a map to find their works.

Ten sculptures from Inwood creative center Scribble Art Workshop are being placed on display around the neighborood later this month as part of Scribble's first Sculpture Crawl.

The sculptures — ranging from specially-painted wood planks that change color in sunlight to wire and fishing line pieces that let passersby trace shadows — were designed by Scribble teachers and built by more than 70 students as young at 18 months old, Scribble owner Sasha Schwartz said.

The pieces that will be on display in Inwood Hill Park and at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum mark the first time Scribble has tried a public sculpture show.

"It's something we've never done before," Schwartz said.

The pieces will be on display June 21 to July 13 and Scribble will host a two-hour tour of the works from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 21. The workshop will sell catalogs for $20 each that feature photos and descriptions of the pieces as well as activities families can do to interact with the art, like listing the changing colors of the wooden piece.

"There's something to do at each sculpture," Schwartz said.

The catalog will give buyers discounts like a free beer or coffee at Indian Road Cafe, ice cream at Dichter Pharmacy, ginger snaps at Darling Coffee, art postcards at Scribble, lemonade at Bread and Yoga and a 30 percent discount at Go Greenly.

The afternoon tour will conclude at Darling Coffee, where guests will be able to purchase $35 prints showing the making of the sculptures.

Residents who want to do more than look at artwork will have their chance to create a sculpture on June 14, when Scribble will host an open-creation session at the Dyckman Farmhouse from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scribble instructors will guide guests at the free event through the process of painting and bending wires to create two pieces that will be placed on dispay during the sculpture crawl.