With the summer of 2011 upon us, the Miss Rockaway Armada has begun our next and perhaps most ambitious non-river-traversing project. For the following summer months, the MRA will be living and creating in Philadelphia with the gracious help and support of the Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
“Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had: Miss Rockaway Armada is an innovative new art installation created by the nationally renowned Miss Rockaway Armada opening September, 2011. The nontraditional exhibit will feature a flotilla of several sculptural elements composed entirely from recycled and salvaged materials that parade from the Schuylkill River to various destinations throughout the city during the summer before being deconstructed into an exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (251 South 18th Street on Rittenhouse Square).”
— Philadelphia Art Alliance
To follow our progress and check out announcements for upcoming events, please check our project-specific website: http://rockawayatpaa.com. We’ll also be contributing photos to our flickr stream for the project here. And you can find the project on the facebook here.