ArtsWestchester presents Metropolis Sunrise by Amanda Browder
ArtsWestchester is taking public art to new heights – literally!
ArtsWestchester has a vision for public art in Westchester, and its taking that vision to new heights with “Metropolis Sunrise,” by Amanda Browder. “Metropolis Sunrise” is a monumental textile sculpture that will transform the facades of ArtsWestchester’s historic building in White Plains into a platform for a colorful, dynamic, 6-story work of art made by many hands.
Browder’s installations bring communities together at every level of their making. Fabric is donated by local residents and constructed and sewn by individuals, families, and community groups from the area. The resulting work is a celebration of locality, community, and sustainability.
“Everybody that comes to the project is part of the piece as well,” Browder says. “They all bring their family members, so it’s not just the ‘Amanda Browder Show,’ and my work. It’s our show.” Every person who has a hand in realizing the work – whether it’s by donating fabric or dollars, or by volunteering their time at a sewing day — joins Browder on the roster of exhibiting artists. Hundreds of volunteers have contributed to this massive public art project at sewing days held across the county in places like – – Rye, Hawthorne, Greenburgh, Sleepy Hollow, Scarsdale, Pelham, and White Plains.
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We look forward to unveiling the monumental fabric installation in mid-May!
Help ArtsWestchester match a NYS grant of $49,500!
This project is made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
10,000 Square Feet of
Donated and Recycled Fabric
Yards of Thread
ABOUT AMANDA BROWDER
Amanda Browder is a Brooklyn-based installation artist known for her large-scale fabric installations on building exteriors and other public sites. Her work incorporates donated materials and local volunteers, creating site-specific art. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Transformation Fellowship from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.