POKETTO will be up in Bronx this Sunday.

Bring your family including your little ones! - POKETTO will be participating  Boogie on the Boulevard street event hosted by Bronx Museum of the Arts along with One Stop Family Pop Up!

August 26th, Sunday, 2:00- 6:00pm
At Grand Concourse between 165th and 166th street, The Bronx. The center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd St to 170th St will be closed to traffic and open to a world of fun with music, art+.

  “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

 “If you could find anything you like in a pocket what would it be? Write it. Draw it. Leave It in a pocket. Read what others said.”

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Come over Queens! Queens Art Intervention 2017. Tomorrow, Sat, 12-7pm.

DWELLING WITH THOUSAND WINDOWS: Sep.23, Sat, 12-7pm. Simply come over to Murray Playground on 21st Street x 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY. ( Take 7train to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend) or come with used window envelopes if you have any.  We will be working on a green circle under the trees right inside from 21st Street entrance. Starting around noon, help me building dwelling, put rope between trees and hung large window drapes with balance. Walk in and out of the see-through window walls. See other side. Go to the other side. What dwelling means to you. Write/Draw about it. Leave your note for Queens Art Intervention exhibit at Queens Museum in December.  

For updated info during the event, Check my Instagram  and/or  Facebook

And don’t forget to visit 11 other sites in Queens!

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Take 7 line to Court Sq station. E/M/G lines won’t stop at this station this weekend.

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Are you ready to be in Jackson Heights, Queens, TODAY?

Today, 17th is the second and last day of Queens Art Intervention 2016. 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, Queens.

My GumHearts appliquéd t-shirts are waiting for you to be recreated into a tote bags to go home with you. Open to public and free for participation.

Curated By Yvonne Shortt. Director of RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org

Other artists to participate:  Deborah Wasserman, Rica Takashima + 

 Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Thank you for your participation by donation your unwanted t-shirts!  They are ready for next participation in Jackson Heights, Queens, today. I would love to see GumHearts-T-shirt-Bags to be used on the street.

Each GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirt is unique, come to get one tomorrow at Corona Plaza.

50 GumHearts Appliquéd T-shirts will be available for tomorrow at Corona Plaza, and another 50 for next Saturday at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, as a part of Queens Art Intervention 2016 by RPGA Studio. http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org 

By cutting the T-shirts with scissors and tying them together each participant will create own tote bag to take home.  Open to public and free to participate. All T-shirts were used/unused and donated for this project.

No Sew Tote Bag

So, how do we turn t-shirts into Tote bag without sewing?  Cut and Tie, simple.

 Get a T-shirt.

Get a T-shirt.

 Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

 Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

 Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Queens Art Intervention 2016

This is my third year to participate Queens Art Intervention. The theme for this year is “Litter Less, Recycle More".  I will be suggesting No Sewing Tote Bag Making with used T-shirts to save environment + 5 cents from February.     

Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm at Corona Plaza. Right off 103rd St - Corona Plaza Station, 7-Train.

Saturday, September 17th, 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, in front of 74th St Station, 7/E/F/M/R train.

Rainday: Sunday.

 Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué   to be recreated into tote bag. 

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué to be recreated into tote bag. 

 GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

Thank you for your donation of unwanted T-shirts!

Over 100 of unwanted new/used T-shirts were donated for my upcoming project for Queens Art Intervention 2016. 86 of them were donated in Japan during my visit and I carried all in my suit case and was very heavy. Thank you so much for your donation! 日本で86枚の不要Tシャツの寄付をいただきました! ありがとうございました! 重くてスーツケースで運ぶのが大変でした!不信に見えたのか、空港では家族で私だけが、荷物を細かく調べられました! 

Selected as one of five artists for Queens Art Intervention 2016.

Please participate by donating unwanted T-shirts this Sunday!

QAI16 is Social Practice Art Event in Queens that will take place on two Saturdays, September 10 & 17.

This Sunday, 7th, accepting donation of clean washed unwanted, used/new t-shirts at Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106, during all day event of Queens Book Festival. T-shirts could be any color, size, with/without print, long/short/no-sleeves.  Bring to Table#28, my GumHearts Store. Or just come to see me for your day off :D  11-6pm. Free admission.  

9月のクィーンズ・アート・インターベンション2016(社会実践アートイベント)の参加アーティストに選ばれました。材料として、不要Tシャツを集めています! 綺麗に洗ってあれば、色、サイズ、多少の汚れ落書き、長袖・半袖・袖無し, プリント有無、新・古、なんでもok。

今週日曜、7日、Queens Book Festival会場、Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoriaに、 GumHearts屋出店していますので、Tシャツ持って散歩がてら世間話がてら寄ってください。 

入場無料.クィーンズ作家の本の朗読・即売・サイン会も一日中行われています。

#QBF #Queens , #KaufmanStudios #QueensBookFest
Instagram/Twitter:@QueensBookFest
FB: www.facebook.com/queensbookfestival
Website: www.queensbookfestival.nyc

GumHearts Store in Astoria this Sunday!

GumHearts Store will participate in Queens Book Festival Sunday, August 7th at Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th StreetAstoria, NY 11106  
Come to see me, and purchase your favorite GumHearts Tattoo Stickers, Greeting Cards. 11-6pm. Free Admission. Thanks!

 今週日曜日、ガムハート屋が出ます。クィーンズブックフェスティバル参加です。クィーンズ、アストリアのKaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St. Astoria NY 11106   ガムハートタトゥーシール、カード等、出店します。 11-6pm  入場無料。 散歩がてらどうぞ:D

GumHearts. Discarded. Disgusting. Do not touch it.

No one asked to leave them on the street. Unexpectedly, coincidentally, not willingly stepped on by someone unknown lying with their slimy saliva. You do not want to touch them. The shape and color change with the condition and time, out of control. I am documenting them using cellphone camera.  www.niizekihiromi.com

 January 26, 2016  3:12pm  Queens Borough Plaza, LIC,  NY.

January 26, 2016  3:12pm  Queens Borough Plaza, LIC,  NY.

GumHearts Tattoo Parlor Project will be at Bronx Museum, New York.

GumHerats Tattoo Parlor Project will be participating Bronx Museum Holiday Market on, one day only, December 12th, Saturday. 11-6.  You will be able to purchase your choice of GumHearts Temporary Tattoo Sticker comes with each own original Date, Time and Location that documented by me. Use up as temporary tattoo sticker or add this small photo into your art collection.  Could be unique holiday gifts for your loved ones.   

 

www.bronxmuseum.org/events/bronx-museum-holiday-market-weekend

  Individually packaged GumHeart temporary tattoo stickers are about 2" x 2.5". Each comes with original date, time, location that I have documented.  

Individually packaged GumHeart temporary tattoo stickers are about 2" x 2.5". Each comes with original date, time, location that I have documented.  

it seems like good weather tomorrow!

“SKY” Come to see me. Come to see Queens Sky. 
Tomorrow, 19th at West Lawn near waterfront at Gantry Plaza State Park, Center Blvd, Long Island City, NY. 11am-8pm. 

Queens Art Intervention 2015   www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl 

 Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

Some pillows come with gum collage for your good nap.

 

Sky : Participatory installation     Sep. 19, Sat. 11 - 8pm. 

Honor to be selected as the Invitational Commission Artists at QAI/Queens Art Intervention 2015.  Come to experience my participatory public art installation “SKY” at Gantry Plaza State Park/West Lawn near waterfront. Center Blvd, Long Island City, New York 11101   

  Look at Queens sky using uncomfortable pillows of pulped discarded paper from artist’s every day life, along the East River with Manhattan view on lawn.

Look at Queens sky using uncomfortable pillows of pulped discarded paper from artist’s every day life, along the East River with Manhattan view on lawn.

Homage to “A hole to see the sky through", Yoko Ono, 1971  

Part of Queens Art Intervention by Rego Park Green Alliance. 

http://www.regoparkgreenalliance.org/#!qai-2015/cuxl

 Rain day: 20th