BARTER TOWN (Trading Post V: Juneteenth)

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BARTER TOWN (Trading Post V: Juneteenth)

6th Avenue at Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
June 19th, 2010 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

outdoor, public-art, event, one-day-event, interactive photography, mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, performance, conceptual, figurative, sculpture
free and open to the public - all ages welcomed!


The Heather Hart Experience presents:


(Trading Post V: Juneteenth)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

4:00pm – 7:00 pm

A, C, E exit Canal St. to Duarte Square at the crossroads of 6th Ave and Canal St.


To encourage art to take an active roll in leading the shift of cultural value, and to create a critical space that is neither one place, or another yet both places, The Heather Hart Experience presents the fifth installment of Hart’s Trading Post projects, Barter Town (Trading Post V: Juneteenth). At the Trading Posts participants are invited to bring their ideas, services, songs, stories, unwanted goods, canned goods, handmade art, appliances, anything they think may hold value and haggle for something that they want.


Barter Town will have the appearance of a carnival or block party, but run on bartering only- no money allowed.  Barter town “vendors” include: Diane Vreeland Massage Therapy, Devorado vintage clothing, Emily North Tattoos, Jeff Sims, Lisa Sikorski, Anne Percoco, Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Jazz-Minh Moore, Carrie Hawks, Irvin Morazan, Mike Lash, Kambui Olujimi, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Tilton Wildro, Eric Clausen, Melissa Calderon, Greg Clodfelter, Elizabeth Sporleder and participating teens from the Harlem Children’s Zone and others.


Within the Barter Town boundaries visitors will find:

“The Doctor Is In” by Jeff Sims, provides insight to those seeking guidance. Participants will receive instruction to improve their understanding of an issue regarding personal and or professional trials. Sims is an ordained minister. “Bittersweet Chocolate Shop” by Lisa Sikorski, where the artist exchanges handmade chocolates for heartache from participants.  “Found Plants, Sought Poetry” by Joseph Redwood-Martinez where he will offer found plants that have been acquired through non-commercial means and poetry derived from the press releases. “I See You Seeing Me Seeing You” by Jazz-Minh Moore who will perform quick portrait exchanges. Moore will draw a portrait of a visitor while that person is also creating a portrait of her. “Horseman of the Apocalypse: Famine of the Chocolate Tamales.” By Irvin Morazan who will seek a verbal exchange for tamales based on the Mayan prophesy of 2012; if the world would end on 2012 he wants to hear visitors’ personal fantasies, confessions, dreams, fears, or sexual desires about their last year. Tilton Wildro will offer drawings and prints for non-perishable food, unburdening himself of old artwork, donating collected food to a shelter. “Said Drawings” by Eric Clausen who will trade drawings for your stories. Visitors’ stories will inspire a drawing for another storyteller. Drawings will also be available for other goods/services. Greg Clodfelter will offer souvenir photos. Carrie Hawks will trade her Dreadlock Dolls.  Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz will perform as one of her characters, scripting souvenirs of visitors’ names in her invented language. Emily North will offer temporary tattoos. There will also be a costume making workshop, Juju bag booth, Devorado vintage clothing booth, Diane Vreeland Massage Therapy trading chair massage, and much more.


Barter Town is free and open to the public. It will be held outside for three hours June 19th, 2010 from 4pm – 7pm at Juan Pablo Duarte Square on Canal at Grand St.



Heather Hart is a 2009 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program and Harlem Children’s Zone.


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