First Bus Trip to Portal: Governors Island September 14

4heads has opened Portal: Governors Island (formerly known as Governors Island Art Fair) for the month of September, featuring a diverse range of artists from across the U.S. and abroad. Installations, which span the spectrum of artistic genre and media, will be presented across eight of the historic homes on Colonels Row, with each artist installing in an individual room or connective space. Now in its 12th year, Portal: GI heralds the start of the fall visual arts season in New York, with a spirited atmosphere that encourages conversation between artists and visitors and challenges the established fair paradigm as one exclusively for art connoisseurs. Portal: GI will be open every Saturday and Sunday through from August 31 to September 29, 2019.

Tyler will run a field trip to this event on Saturday, September 14. We’ll leave at 8:45 am (note that this is an earlier than normal departure) from 13th & Diamond Streets to go to Pier 6 in Brooklyn for the ferry to the island, and return from Brooklyn at 4:45 to return to Tyler. This is an island park, so you can plan a picnic! There are also food vendors in the park. (You do not need to go to the island if you’d rather go somewhere else in Brooklyn–you just need to be back at Pier 6 by 4:45.

We are leaving early, because the ferry is free if we are able to get on before 11:30 (otherwise it’s $3). The art show is free, and the park is free (be prepared for the $3 ferry ride, but we’re hoping we don’t hit traffic and get there early enough).

The trip is free, but you must preregister. The trip is limited to 54 people, and all Temple students are invited to come, but you must register individually (in other words, you cannot sign up a friend–they must sign up themselves) and you must be logged into your TU Mail account to sign up.