Athen B. Gallery artists David Polka and Heather Day’s work joins today’s inaugural Ozy Fusion Fest. The new festival boasting some of our time’s most intelligent minds, celebrity chefs, comedy, and music headliners is happening this weekend within Central Park in New York City.
“The theme of the inaugural event is ‘where the world can and should be heading in the next decade.’ From social scientists to innovators, to actors to political heavyweights, to music producers-turned-hotel moguls and "agitators" who rock the boat - thought will be center stage.”
David Polka’s three ten foot pillar murals present at the entrance will be donated to various public schools and children’s hospitals where they will continue to make an impact beyond the one day festival.
Heather Day will be installing a new series of sculptures she has been working on for the past six months. The sculptural pieces were heavily inspired and worked on during her recent residency in Joshua Tree. Heather will also be live painting all day, allowing viewers a rare opportunity to see her gestures realized in real-time.
“Watching an artist work is a rare experience. It is as inspiring as viewing a finished piece. The blank canvas represents an opportunity to think. Transforming a canvas into art not only requires time, it requires courage, commitment, thought, a point of view and the confidence to act on all. This is true for anything great. We believe thinking is a lost art and every day is blank canvas. If we all took just a moment to think before we do or act, the world would be a much better place. We look forward to watching these talented artists along with all of you.”