In celebration of the ongoing “Art in Windows” Public Art project installations, which have energized vacant storefront windows in SoNo’s Downtown Design District since 2008, more than 70 diverse artists participating in the project have been invited to pose for a group photo in SoNo on Thursday, May 31.
The photo session idea was inspired by Art Kane’s legendary 1958 photographic portrait, “A Great Day in Harlem,” which managed to gather 59 noted jazz musicians together in one place at one time. This Thursday’s artist photo will attempt to gather AiW artists from the past four years on the steps of the Switch Tower Museum on Washington Street, just around the corner from a storefront at 35 South Main St., where a reception will take place for the AiW artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Jazz musician Brandee Younger will play the reception from 7-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. Ms. Younger has worked and recorded with jazz greats Jack Dejohnette and Ravi Coltrane along with Grammy winning Hip-Hop producers and artists, as well as teaching harp and performing in symphonies. The reception site is adjacent to 41 South Main St. where a current installation by five AiW artists can be viewed from the sidewalk. The AiW projects are sponsored by the Norwalk Arts Commission and TR SoNo Partners and have been coordinated by Arts Commission member Dennis Bradbury, director of 22 Haviland Street Gallery.