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Sun, Nov 07



Tree Care and Art-Making Workshop with Sari Carel and Trees New York

Join KODA and Trees New York for a tree care and art-making workshop with artist Sari Carel.

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Tree Care and Art-Making Workshop with Sari Carel and Trees New York
Tree Care and Art-Making Workshop with Sari Carel and Trees New York

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Brooklyn, 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

About the Event

In this hands-on workshop we will explore our relationship with the trees that shade our blocks and clean our air and explore local life-affirming ways in which we can collaborate with trees to fight the climate crisis and experience materials of care as makers and artists.

The workshop will start with giving participants a deeper understanding of the critical role the urban forest plays in city life, particularly through the lens of the climate crisis. This section will be followed by hands-on experience with caring for trees in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

After working with mulch, soil and water as materials of care, we will come to these materials through the lens of art, play and experimentation with creative games and art-making. We will explore how care enriches and expands the meaning of these materials for us as makers, and our experience as New Yorkers living in a city of trees.


  • The workshop will take place outdoors in front of FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
  • Tickets are free, but seats are limited and registration required.
  • In case of rain, the event will be moved to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 11am-2pm.


About Sari Carel

Based in Brooklyn, New York, much of multi-media artist Sari Carel's work focuses on translation from one modality to another. Her projects consider interspecies communication, relationships between people and place, and how the senses inform our perception. Also an environmental activist, Sari is a sharp observer of ecosystems, be they natural or human.

Carel’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Artists Space, Dumbo Arts Festival, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York; LAX Art and Young Projects in Los Angeles; Genia Schreiber University Gallery in Tel Aviv, and Haifa Museum of Art in Israel and Locust Projects in Miami. She has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies, including AIR at the Stundars Museum, Finland; AIR Vienna; the Socrates Sculpture Park Artist Fellowship; the LMCC Residency on Governors Island, New York, and the Bundanon Residency in Australia.

Her most recent public art project, The Shape Of Play was exhibited in Boston’s North End, commissioned by JARTS and curated and produced by Now & There.

About Trees New York

Trees New York, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to New York City’s cutbacks in tree-related community services. Trees New York is the leading tree stewardship and advocacy organization in New York City. Trees New York has over 40 years of experience in community tree planting, stewardship and education projects. Since its founding, Trees New York has trained over 12,500 Citizen Pruners and 8,000 youth in tree care and stewardship. In the last 10 years alone, we planted over 4,000 trees in underserved communities throughout New York City, including on New York City Housing Authority campuses, school playgrounds, community gardens, and street trees. 

About FiveMyles

Located in Crown Heights, FiveMyles is an exhibition and performance space where art and community connect. The organization was founded and incorporated as a non-profit in 1999. Its mission is to advance public interest in innovative experimental work; to identify and exhibit the work of under-represented artists, and to engage the local community through participation in the arts.

About KODA

KODA is a social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies, through dedicated partnerships with socially engaged businesses. The nonprofit serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. In its overall mission to support the artistic and professional growth of artists, KODA acts as a laboratory for creative concepts, reflecting its core values of curiosity and collaboration.


Image Release

Participants attending the program agree they may be photographed, videotaped, and audio taped during the event. Photographs, videos, and voice recordings are the sole property of KODA Arts Inc., which reserves the right to publish attendees’ likeness online and use it in promotional materials.

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