Reminder: On Wednesday, Follow “Chalk Shoes to the High Line”

How do you get to the High Line?

Tomorrow, a group of eighth-grade students from the Lab School will be leading the way… in brightly-colored “chalk shoes.” Brooklyn-based artist Julia Mandle will lead student performers through the streets of the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, in a performance commissioned by Friends of the High Line. As the students shuffle through the neighborhood on their platform-height “chalk shoes,” they will leave a green path on the sidewalks that will lead to the High Line’s future access points.
The weather promises to be gorgeous, so stop by the neighborhood between 12:30 and 1:30 pm, and check out the performance. Or, come to the Leo Kesting Gallery, where the Chalk Shoes will be on display with a video of the performance. The exhibition will be on display from May 15th-21st, during Meatpacking District Design Week.

Update: Photos are here!


7 Responses

  1. […] choreographed performance was Chalk Shoes to the High Line, a project we created with performance artist Julia Mandle, as part of our ongoing education […]

  2. […] There has been some cool art projects for school kids to get involved with such as “Chalk Shoes To The High Line”. […]

  3. My daughter was one of the children that participated in the Chalk Shoe project. She loved doing it, the anticipation of walking in the chalk shoes and being part of this project was good for my daughters self-esteem, it taught her a lot about performance art and she was really happy to be part of the project. I loved watching it, it is a wonderful project and a good time was had by all. I’m going to the gallery tonight!

    Thank you Julie

  4. Well its really good activity for children to take part. Nice post, kid must read it.

  5. Even though the event is over, I want to say what a good idea this was. Someone was very original. Elevator shoes

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