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Wilder LIC: Artist Talks & Closing Reception
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 17th
Join us for the closing ceremony Wilder LIC, the very first group exhibition at the Windmill Community Garden. We’ll enjoy three artist talks while sharing a complimentary supper.
The Windmill Community Garden is located at 39-22 29th St, Long Island City, NY 11101
Moira Williams, Fluxer extraordinaire who works at the intersection of ecology and visual art, will give a talk on Turkey Tail mushrooms, with a demonstration on mushroom inoculation. “The Fungi family has over 36,000 sexes and includes mushrooms, molds, smuts, rust plus yeast! Most fungi lack chlorophyll, causing their nutrients to come from materials other than the sun. Some fungi, particularly mushrooms, find nutrients in and digest petroleum, plastic, pharmaceutical and industrial waste. These same mushrooms are highly recognized for their medicinal properties and abilities to decrease the cycle of endocrine disrupters –plastic in waterways and land. Plus they live with us in NYC!”
Ethan Crenson, of the New York Mycological Society, will talk about fungi native to New York City that are small or otherwise overlooked. He’ll bring along about 10 specimens for participants to examine (he’ll have magnifying loupes to share with participants). The emphasis will be on ascomycete fungi.
Nat Roe, Flux’s Executive Director and Wilder LIC co-curator, will send closing remarks and musings on the exhibition’s themes including public space and sustainability.
Katya Khan, whose pretty/ugly was installed at Windmill for the Wilder LIC exhibition, will speak about her artwork and landscape architecture.
Supper from Flux Iron Chefs will be served, including plants grown at Windmill so far!
Full Wilder LIC Exhibition details: fluxfactory.org/event/wilder-lic-group-exhibition