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Call for Artist Assistants for Sculptural Installation at the Children’s Museum of Art in Soho

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Visual artist Patrick Martinez will be constructing an installation in the “Bridge” at the Children’s Museum of Art. He will be creating one of his tunnels using flexible drinking straws and ‘connectors’, recycled three pronged pieces that he has designed himself. He is looking for volunteer assistants to help him connect the straws to the connectors and ultimately, help install this construction.


Patrick will begin installation on April 10th-15th. The museum is hoping to find assistants that can be there from 10 AM- 5 PM.

They are more than happy to give letters of references, museum passes, and a light lunch. 


If interested, please contact Valerie Kharchenko at


Bio:  Patrick Martinez is a visual artist who was born and grew up in France. He studied at the Fine Art School of Besançon and Grenoble (Ecole des Beaux Arts) and at the Institute of High Studies in Visual Arts in Paris (Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques).


In 1997, he received a grant to work in Tokyo, Japan, where he stayed for more than two years before finally settling in New York. For the past twenty years, Patrick Martinez has been exploring different forms of expression, such as video, drawing, sculpture, installation, sound art. Through a wide range of media, his work investigates the relationship between the object and its context of production and of presentation in order to challenge perception.His interest in product design is closely related to his artistic practice and stems originally from a question on the status and methods of distribution of objects.  Patrick Martinez’s work has been exhibited in France, Germany, Spain, England, Switzerland, Brazil as well as in Japan and the US and is represented in New York by Parker’s box gallery ( The artist’s personal website is:


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The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art. We are committed to celebrating the artist in every child and promoting access to the arts for all children regardless of ability or socioeconomic status because we believe the arts are critical to child and youth development and to strong and vibrant communities.


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