The West Harlem Art Fund will kick off their intervention series with botanical works. Led by artist Pedro Ramirez, a workshop will be conducted on 125th Street where participants will create botanical works that will “pop-up” under the 12th Avenue viaduct. Proceeds of the workshop will be used for another summer installation with reflective materials.
Pedro Ramirez’ works exist somewhere between the convergence of ceramics, biology and urban horticulture. Moving from rural Virginia to New York City has contributed to his investigations into the relationships that people have with the environment. His fully immersive installations attempt to create a connection between city-dwellers and the natural environment; while his planted pots utilize nature itself as the artistic medium. Ramirez is an educator who teaches ceramics with a focus on organic forms, which pay homage to the earth and the environment. Pedro Ramirez has exhibited at First Street Gallery, Jane Hartsook Gallery, and Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery in New York City. He has created special commissions for the Living Beyond Belief Foundation and taught at the Third Street Music School Settlement. He earned his MFA in 2015 at The City College of New York.
Botanical Arts with artist Pedro Ramirez
July 6th & 8th 5-8 p.m.
Our Children’s Foundation, 527 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from the IRT #1 train at Broadway and 125th Street. Includes materials, artist talk and a boxed meal. $65 per person.