Tommy Hartung and Amanda Long's "Rainbow Mural" transforms Forest Park in Queens

Art in The Parks Program to Install Works in Forest and MacDonald Parks

By Tara Law

Colorful contemporary works of art are transforming Queens Parks into open air galleries for a limited time.

NYC Parks is currently in the process of installing three pieces of art in Queens Parks. Two works of art have already been put in place at Lewis H. Latimer House and in Forest Park, and a third will be put in place in MacDonald Park this month.

The installations are being made through the Art in the Parks initiative, a 50-year-old contemporary art program. NYC Parks has collaborated with 1,300 artists to install more than 2,000 works of art in public spaces.

Artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung’s work “Rainbow Mural” is on display at Greenhouse Playground in Forest Park until May 20, 2019.

The mural, which Parks calls a “pixelated rainbow pattern,” is painted onto 800 feet of retaining wall by the playground and skate park on Woodhaven Boulevard by the carousel. Part of the mural was made with chalkboard paint, where children can doodle with chalk.

The artwork is located off the Woodhaven Boulevard entrance to Forest Park.

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