To celebrate a new community partnership between The Arc Mid-Hudson and O+, and the creation of O+’s largest Kingston-based mural to date, O+ is throwing a BlO+ck Party!
Join us August 14th from 1-5p.m. in the Pecora Center parking lot for a BlO+ck Party on Ten Broeck Ave. between Cornell St. and O’Neil St. in Midtown Kingston. There you will see the O+ mural artists Lindsey Wolkowicz and GAIA in progress on the mural while enjoying free food from local businesses like Ram’s Valley and ice cream from local creameries, a DJ, a live musical performance from Gus & Cliff of Room Service, art activities with Cornell Creative Arts Center, wellness activations, and more. The first hour (1-2p.m.) will be a quiet hour for those who experience noise sensitivity.
County of Ulster COVID-19 Operations will be setting up a mobile vaccination pod at the BlO+ck Party for all folks who wish to be vaccinated on site or speak to a medical professional about becoming vaccinated. The Vaccine Pod will be available throughout the BlO+ck Party between 1-5p.m.
O+ has been working with The Arc Mid-Hudson on a large-scale mural project being produced on the Pecora Center located at 139 Cornell Street. O+ Art Alum Gaia and Lindsey Wolkowicz are collaborating on the 230+ foot long façade that runs along Ten Broeck Ave and will be in production throughout the month of August. The mural design is the result of input gathered from folks served by The Arc Mid-Hudson and Cornell Creative Arts Center, as well as their Direct Support Professionals, staff, and board members. All of these members of The Arc Mid-Hudson community participated in a survey regarding values, concepts, subject matter and motifs and then the artists engaged in a remote round table with the self-advocacy group of people served called the Renegades. That conversation was essential to the creation of the final design as the artists looked to center the feedback of the people served by The Arc Mid-Hudson in their visual and conceptual choices.