Moth Light: Insects and Cyanotypes @ Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery 9/25/21

Sep 25, 2021 6:30pm

As a part of the High Line’s Insectageddon, join artist Ash Ferlito for an all-ages evening of mothing and cyanotypes, a time-based photography, at the Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery. Through a process of attracting, studying, and capturing the image of insects to create a visual record, participants will learn about the many moths that call Staten Island home as well as how to explore and capture the likeness of moths on their own! Participants can sign up for drop-in sessions from 6:30PM-8:00PM or 8:00PM-9:30PM to observe, talk with the artist, and try their hand at mothing!

Insectageddon is a day-long festival featuring site-specific programming at partner sites around the world. Inspired by artist Cecilia Vicuña and culminating the High Line’s month-long horticulture celebration, Insectageddon seeks to both reflect on and raise awareness for our interconnectedness with the insect world.

Location: Outdoors at 2240 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314.

Transportation: The site is accessible by car or the S44, S59, and S94 buses at the Richmond Ave/Travis Ave and Richmond Ave/Draper Pl S stops.

Cancellation: This event will be canceled if there is a 60% or greater chance of rain on the day of the event.

COVID-19 Precautions:

You will find current information on NYC Parks safety guidelines here.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available.

By participating in this event you are acknowledging that you and your guests have not experienced a fever, not tested positive for COVID-19, and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within 14 days of the event. Should you develop symptoms after registration, please cancel your registration by email:


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