Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Chess Piece and Lampshades. 

Pawns in the game of life? Not exactly. Public art in Greenwich Village? That's more like it.

“I said, ‘What can I do that will get people staying in the park, having fun, smiling, and making it their living room, basically?’” says artist Marjorie Kouns.

What she did is an exhibit called "Well Lit Chess Pieces,” installed over the weekend. Five years in the making, the display features a total of 11 giant sized chess pieces; rooks, bishops, knights, and of course a king and a queen.

Think of it like last year's PacMan in the Park with a bit of class.