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Photo courtesy of Daniele Frazier
Photo courtesy of Daniele Frazier
NYC Parks will be hosting an exhibition by Daniele Frazier called "The Giant Flowers" as part of their Parks in the Art program.

NYC Parks will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their Art in the Parks program with an exhibition in Highland Park by Daniele Frazier called “The Giant Flowers.”

This is the first-ever public art exhibition in Highland Park and will be displayed through June 23, 2018.

“Fifty years on, our celebrated Art in the Parks program is still breaking boundaries – this time in Highland Park,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

“The Giant Flowers” consists of five giant flowers made of rip-stop nylon fabric that inflate and move hypnotically in the wind. Each 12-foot-long brightly colored flower is a unique design hand-sewn by Frazier and towers above the park 20 feet off the ground.

“’The Giant Flowers’ brings eye-catching colors and welcome whimsy to this beloved open space. Art brings people together, and it is our mission to make sure it is accessible to all of New York City’s vibrant communities,” added Silver.

Daniele Frazier, the artist behind the exhibition, lives in Brooklyn and is originally from Mill Valley, California. Her work has been showcased at Guild & Greyshkul, Museum 52, Rivington Arms, Ritter Zamet, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Gavin Brown’s Passerby, among others.

Frazier graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art, where she received the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Award, a grant in support of the visual arts and contemporary artists, with an eye to developing the next generation of artists.

Along with her work primarily in sculpture and drawing, Frazier has also performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and often cameos in other artists’ performances and videos.

In 2017, NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program celebrates 50 years of bringing contemporary public artworks to the city’s parks, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. The agency has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, NYC Parks has collaborated with arts organizations and artists to produce over 2,000 public artworks by 1,300 notable and emerging artists in over 200 parks.

For more information about the program visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

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