Red, Yellow and Blue Inaugurated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg inaugurated Mad. Sq. Art’s current exhibition, Red, Yellow and Blue by New York-based artist Orly Genger. Sited at the work’s vibrant red lawn, the press conference was perfectly complemented with gorgeous weather and blue skies with the Empire State Building peering over Madison Square Park’s lush treetops.
Attended by a wide range of media outlets and pleasantly-surprised passerby who joined in on the exciting celebration, Genger’s event was a huge success and a well-deserved tribute to the young and exceptional emerging contemporary artist.
Artist Orly Genger and the entire Madison Square Park Conservancy staff were truly honored that Mayor Bloomberg, First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Veronica White, and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin was all able to be present for such a momentous occasion. The Mayor’s strong support of public art and its role in enriching New York City’s quality of life has helped Mad. Sq. Art fully realize such ambitious projects and reinforces our mission to continue bringing innovative, free cultural programming to the park’s 50,000 visitors each day.
Read on below for some of the great press coverage of the exhibition and the Mayor’s press conference!