Sculpture in the Streets "Play Me I'm Yours" Exhibit

Date: 
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:00pm

The 2014 Sculpture in the Streets program hosts “Play Me, I'm Yours” in downtown Albany, an internationally touring artwork devisedSwiss PianoSwiss Piano by British artist Luke Jerram. On display outdoors from June 13, 2014 through July 27, 2014, at different locations throughout downtown Albany’s business and entertainment corridors. Walking tour maps can be viewed online, downloaded, or picked up at the BID office, 40 N Pearl Street. 

The Albany exhibit features local artists inspired to create original artwork on the pianos, the exhibit intends to reach an audience of close to 10,000 over the course of six weeks. Read the official media release.

Touring internationally since 2008, “Play Me, I’m Yours” has been welcomed worldwide with more than 1,200 pianos installed in 45 cities across the globe, from New York to London, bearing the simple instruction ‘Play Me, I’m Yours.’ The project has reached more than six million people worldwide, with each new city that commissions the work becoming part of a growing legacy.

Thus far, Albany, New York is the only city in the United States scheduled to host the exhibit in 2014. Most recently, the exhibit was in cities such as Boston, Cleveland, and recently opened in Luxembourg and Geneva, Switzerland.

Photos (C) Bob Anderson | artgeekstudio.com

Garden Party
The Sculpture in the Streets Garden Party "Keys to the City" will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014, to formally welcome and open the exhibit in Albany. 

Share Your Experience
A specific website for Albany, NY can be found at pianosalbanyny.com. We encourage exhibit visitors to share their experience and impressions with the pianos.

About Sculpture in the Streets
In 2005, the Sculpture in the Streets program was designed to offer free, public art in various locations throughout Downtown for employees, residents and visitors alike. From local and regional artists to national and world renowned artists like Seward Johnson and George Rickey, the exhibits have attracts thousands annually.

 

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