This workshop, facilitated by CEC ArtsLink and created by Ed Woodham, was part of a 10-day journey for five artists from Russia and two artists from Central Asia to learn about public art practices in New York City. The artists created spontaneous public performances along 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, working with the theme: MODEL. All the materials used to create the performances were purchased and/or found using a budget of $25 along this block and constructed in only a few hours before performing on 14th Street for two-hours.
What made this particular workshop, held on June 23, 2012, so special was the fact that many of the visiting artists involved had never put together a street art performance before. And yet, each project emanated its own unique charm, prompting many passersby along 14th Street to stop and enjoy the spectacle.