This year's event will include an expanded youth art program where students from age five to high school senior interact with art and create their own. The program will take place at the gallery OR at each school. Each student will receive an "Artist in Training" Badge and exhibit their art in City Hall.
I am the chair for this remarkable program for youngsters!
The story of The Central Park Lost Mitten Party begins at Greywacke Arch in Central Park
with one lost glove, and weaves its way through some of Central Park's most
memorable sculptures, terraces and meadows.
Notice that the story begins in the "real world," of black and white.
But The Lost Mitten Party is celebrated in a world ablaze with color in the spectacular settings of Bethesda Terrace, Gothic Bridge, Greywacke Arch, Paul Manship's Group of Bears, Belvedere Castle, the Delacorte Clock, the Carousel, Bow Bridge, and the
Angel of the Waters and Alice in Wonderland sculptures.
Here, in this drawing, the shoes and galoshes are having
a dance party at the historic Naumburg Bandshell.
Central Park is the first urban landscaped park in the United States and the most visited urban park in the world. An iconic landmark, the Park exemplifies the urban public parks movement and ways in which big cities can incorporate parks into people's lives.
This particular drawing takes place in delightful Sheep Meadow
with its beautiful West Side skyline.
Look carefully! How do we know the location? Of course,
because there are sheep!
Library Cards, museum admission buttons, subway tokens and subway cards all dance happily into America's first urban public park, while the hats on several of the "Lost Mittens" and their companions refer to the hats of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes!