West Village Art Gallery Lets Patrons 'Post' About Their Status as Part of a New Exhibit 'Write Now'
New Yorkers are getting another chance to "post" about their emotions — but in the real world instead of social media.
They're writing post-it notes at a new installation at a West Village art gallery.
Visitors first choose to make a charitable donation, and then answer one of four questions looking back on the past year, or forward to the new one.
Those responses take the form of words or drawings on post-it notes, which then hang in the gallery.
Organizers say this event is also a reaction to the political landscape.
"A lot of people are very angry and also very concerned about what's happening here and that we are in New York," said Karin Batten, Director of the Westbeth Gallery. "We are very multi-cultural and diverse and we want to keep it that way."
"Events like this are so important," said Manhattan State Senator Brad Hoylman. "It's cathartic, it's participatory but it also points us, I think, in a very positive direction as we start the New Year."
A similar display popped up at the Union Square subway station last month for people to vent about the Presidential election's outcome.
The exhibit opened Saturday and runs until New Year's Eve.
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