A preview of zoid by LevenBetts.
The idea of, and name, “zoid” comes from an on-going geometric study in the architecture practice of LevenBetts, based on a single repeatable shape—a right trapezoid. LevenBetts has realized this shape in art installations in New York, public seating in the Miami Design District, a house in Hudson, NY, and now at Omi. Since zoid's ultimate objective is to be a holistic collective living environment, the study of the architecture is just one component of the whole. Light, the experience of the interior, products and materials are part of the piece. And since affordability will be the ultimate goal of zoid as both a shelter and as a house, the project intends to initiate discussions around socially just space and material production. In the immediate iteration of zoid, the objective is to create a shelter for an arts venue that provides for collectivity and individuality in a dwelling and provides for a basic experience of shelter that engages visually and physically with the landscape and experientially with the other pieces in the collection.
This weekly drawing group offers time and space for individuals who wish to continue to hone their drawing skills in an independent environment. Participants work indoors in the light-filled Benenson Visitors Center and gallery or outdoors in the landscape of The Fields sculpture park.
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
2018/2019 Playgroup meets on September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5.
Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture, and the Visitors Center Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.