Published by on Oct 19, 2021 | Art
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Artist Liz Alderman is one of a robust variety of New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

Liz Alderman was recognized for her dynamic paintings of birds and her “Put A Bird On It!” public art proposal* to paint large-scale murals of birds throughout the five boroughs. 

As part of the City Artist Corps, Alderman has “put a bird” on a 32-foot-wide, 8-foot-tall expanse of construction fencing along 521 City Island Avenue in this unique island neighborhood of the Bronx.

The purpose of the City Artist Corps program is to help pull New York City through the CoViD-19 pandemic with the very assets our global arts capital is best known for in the first place: our artists.

With this mission in mind, Alderman set out to revisit an extraordinary point of reconnection with nature that developed in the earliest days of the pandemic.  In those first tense weeks when businesses were abruptly shuttered, transit was slowed to a near stop, and the normal din of the of metropolis had quieted, New Yorkers began to hear something virtually inaudible before then: the birds.

This auditory experience, paired…

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