Creativity Cubed 2017 is themed Faces, Places and Traces – East Village, chronicling the last fifty years of East Village history and the “Cube”.
At Creativity Cubed, June 24 Bowery Poetry Club returns to Astor Place with the soaring voices of their legendary poets to present an eclectic and diverse mix of readings and Slams in our “Poetry Amphitheater”, set around the iconic Alamo sculpture, the “Cube”. You will also have the opportunity to discover your inner poet with the help of Bowery Poetry’s “Professor Poets” at our poetry workshops where you can create your own poem or Haiku poem!
Express your own personal history and experiences of the East Village at our FREE “Cube Collage-a-thons” workshops created by Processional Arts Workshop. Create your own personal spinning mini-cube and collage it with iconic East Village images from the past 50 years – from storefronts to album covers, famous faces to places and iconic graffiti to community gardens.
Artist Storm Ritter of Storm Ritter Studio will lead the “crowd painting” of a huge East Village community mural! Budding artists will have the opportunity to grab a paintbrush and paint their own East Village Faces, Places, and Traces onto the mural, which will evolve over six hours. Patterns and textures from the mural produced at Creativity Cubed May 19 have since inspired a new fashion line by Storm Ritter!
Write and share your East Village and Astor Place stories with the hugely popular The Strangers Project who will be collecting personal stories, and displaying hundreds of fascinating and moving stories on specially created “story cubes”.