• Queens Council on the Arts (map)
  • 37-11 35th Ave, entrance on 37th St
  • Astoria, NY 11101

Saturday, October 17, 4-7pm
Facilitator: Okechukwu Okegrass Ofiaeli

LAB presents international environmental artist Okechukwu Okegrass Ofiaeli. He will share the intricacies of a sustainable “waste to wealth” vegetation management system modeled around New York City. In an effort to promote greater intercultural exchange between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, Ofiaeli will demonstrate the economic feasibility of recycled dead wood from the sycamore trees in Queens and beyond. With the support of a QCA individual artist grant, Ofiaeli has shared his process with institutions across Queens including Baisley Pond Park and Rufus King Manor.

Attendees will learn practical methods for creating eco-friendly art and businesses using recyclable materials. The workshop will be followed by a Q&A session during which artists will have the opportunity to inquire into Ofiaeli’s creative process and also share their own experiences with sustainable art.

Saturday, October 17, 4-7pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St
Astoria, NY 11101

Admission - $10
Friends with Benefit members: FREE

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