Miss Rockaway Armada
Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had
September 30 to December 30, 2011
Public Opening Reception: September 30, 5:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Philadelphia Art Alliance will present an innovative new art installation, Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had, created by the nationally renowned Miss Rockaway Armada, opening September 2011. The non-traditional exhibit will feature a flotilla of several sculptural elements composed entirely from recycled and salvaged materials that parade from the Schuylkill River to various destinations throughout the city during the summer before being deconstructed into an exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
"The Miss Rockaway Armada is a group of incredibly talented individuals who have reinvented the old adage, 'One man's trash is another man's treasure,' transforming and reinventing ordinary materials into fantastic works of art," said Melissa Caldwell, who is curating the project. "They have the talent to bring new life and beauty to everyday objects, proving that art can be found anywhere and everywhere."
Miss Rockaway Armada's handmade and eco-friendly creations will make their journey up the Schuylkill River to the Walnut Street docking area in late August. The handcrafted floating sculpture will then be deconstructed and transformed into various land traveling installations scheduled in early September. The installation will make appearances at University City and in Kensington accompanied by musical and theatrical performances. It will proceed to its final stop to the Philadelphia Art Alliance in late September where it will be on display for the remainder of the year. In addition to exploring the manipulative nature of art, Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had will also embody the contemporary grassroots approach to crafts that has resurfaced within the last decade.