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Transforming New York Skyline

Art Beyond Sight held its first 2012 art workshop at the Andrew Heiskell Library on Tuesday, April 10. Participants were challenged to recall a New York City scene they witnessed, thinking about what they saw, heard, smelled or touched, and the main elements of the scene. If nothing came to mind, they were asked to create an imaginary scene in their minds. Given a stencil of the NYC skyline, they then (re)- created their scene using the collage technique. The accompanying photos show their results. Participants also shared stories about their NYC scenes. Louisa explained that she wanted to create a city scene that would have appealed to her dad; it includes houses, trees, water points and parks. Having grown up in the country, her father never set foot in a city, expecting steel buildings and a too high-pace life.

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