For this Sunday’s event—our 2nd Annual Winter Solstice celebration—the theme is SPACE. And, our featured visual artist is someone who works in space on a large scale. Jeanne Fleming is a Celebration Artist and Producer who’s been the artistic director of the West Village Halloween parade for the past 30 years. A puppeteer and community organizer whose work has engaged and inspired millions of people—in addition to the annual parade, Jeanne has created festivals and happenings all over the world. She was the producer of the Centennial Celebration of The Statue of Liberty, and Walking on Air, the festival of the opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson. For SPACE, Jeanne will be displaying some key pieces from her Sinterklass Festival, an annual holiday event in the Mid Hudson Valley, inspired by the Dutch holiday tradition. Join us and experience this legendary art maker as she shares her work and her thoughts on making large-scale spectacles. Sunday, December 18th at 6:30pm at Judson Church.
Here’s Jeanne’s bio:
Jeanne Fleming has been the artistic director and producer of the Village Halloween Parade in New York City since 1981. A renowned celebration artist, she has also designed and directed numerous rituals, ceremonies, and events in New York and internationally, including the centennial of the Statue of Liberty and New York’s River to River Festival.