FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Muriel Stockdale, Artist
88 Greenwich Street #2102
NY NY 10006
Diverse US Art flags become part of 6th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week.
New York City April 9, 2009 Muriel Stockdale’s E Pluribus series of American Art Flags will be shown as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s 6th Annual Immigrant Heritage week from April 17th to April 23rd. Visit over 25 diverse expressions of the US Flag at the Langston Hughes and Flushing Libraries in Queens as well as the International Immigrant’s Foundation in Manhattan. The artist has carefully designed and hand made her series of flags to celebrate the diverse contributions of the various cultures living together in harmony in the United States today. See Austrian, Indonesian and Mayan American flags made from cloth, crystals and cornhusk dolls along with Danish and Philippine American flags made from wood as well as Japanese or Mexican American flags crafted from Papel Picado and Origami papers.
Stockdale will discuss the inspiration behind this project, speak about her own immigrant experience, and facilitate an open discussion of the meaning of E Pluribus Unum. She invites you to contemplate your American Flag and the beauty of our United States ideals that make our country strong enough to contain and empower diverse voices and expressions. The exhibit begins April 17th at the following locations.
Langston Hughes Public Library:
April 17th to May 30th during library hours.
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368 Contact: (718) 651-1100
Saturday, April 25, 1-4PM
with Señor Lucky Blues Band at 2PM
Flushing Queens Public Library:
April 17th to April 30th during library hours.
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355 Contact: (718) 661-1200
Monday April 20, 6PM
International Immigrant’s Foundation:
April 17th to April 23rd
7 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact: (212) 302-2222 (www.10.org)
For hours and events see: www.nyc.gov/immigrants
For more information please contact Muriel Stockdale at 212 475-1875
To see the flags online please go to www.epluribus.us