I noticed a postcard sized advertisement today at the Hilltop Pharmacy tucked in among the stuff at the pharmacy counter and realized it was an advertisement for an art show going on right nearby!
It seems that the "Artists Unite" organization is collaborating with NYC public transit to bring us the story of the subway elevator posters that can be seen in our very own 184th St A train elevators. Here is the info I found on the Artists Unite website about the installation. I hope to check it out this week and have more info for you....
MTA Subway Elevator Poster Project
El Proyecto de los Posters de los Trenes Subterraneos
An Installation: By Rosa Naparstek
Documents & Photos
November 29-December 6, 2009
Hebrew Tabernacle: 551 Fort Washington Ave @ 185th St.
(Entrance on Fort Washington Ave. Please Ring Bell. For More Info: 212-568-8304)
The Art In Your Subway Elevator And The Story Of How It Got There
La Historia del Arte del Ascensor de Tren y Como Llego Ahi.
This is the story of the Artists Unite-MTA Poster Project, an eight year collective effort to bring art into our subway elevators.
The original display of pictures and posters in the elevators at the 181st and 190th Street
A-train stations played a vital role in bringing our neighborhood together.
When they were removed in 2001, it was a profound loss to the community.
Residents of Washington Heights worked hard to express their dismay to the MTA
and collected more than 3,000 signatures in a few days advocating to maintain a
community presence in the elevators.
Installation: Photos and Documents,November 29-December 6, 2009
Opening Reception:Sunday, Nov.29, 2-6 PM
Installation Hours:Mon & Wed:Nov.30, Dec.2 9AM-6:30PMSat:Dec.5, 7-9PM Sun: Dec. 6, 10-1PM
And Creative Venues:
Outdoor Projection Slide Show: Exhibit of Poster Contest Entries
Saturday, Nov 28, 7-9 PM
(Fort Washington Ave &184th St. Nr. Subway Entrance.)