AVIARY (reimagined)!

An monumental balloon sculpture in the Big Space at BST

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AVIARY (reimagined)


April 12, 12-4 pm. Reception at Bridge Street Theatre
April 19, 12-4 pm. Open house at BST with a special reading of "The Story of Babar" at 1 pm
April 26, 12-4 pm. Open house at BST with a special reading of "The Pigeon Man" at 1 pm
May 3, 12-4 pm. Open house at BST with a special reading of "The Red Balloon" at 1 pm
May 3, 7-9 pm. Closing Night Party at BST with music and refreshments.

A selfie from inside the big balloons

Jason Hackenwerth’s AVIARY, a massive 35’ tall latex balloon sculpture was commissioned for a one-night exhibition by Works & Process, a sculptural centerpiece for its 30th Anniversary Gala at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on April 2, 2014. Guests looked up from their tables into a giant birdcage of balloon tendrils, or viewed the work from the museum’s spiraling ramps. Once the gowns and tuxedos departed, AVIARY was disassembled and carefully bagged into three parts: a 97’ long red ribbon of balloons, a 27’ diameter ring of orange balloons and a 22’ diameter yellow and white balloon igloo. With the unusual permission of the artist, this gift from Works & Process general manager Duke Dang, arrived upstate in the wee hours of April 3 to begin its new life as AVIARY (reimagined); reconfigured balloon sculptures on display in locations throughout Catskill, April 12 - May 3, with Saturday Storytime under the big balloons and a Closing Night Party at Bridge Street Theatre.


Balloons in the Big Room


  • SATURDAYS AT 1 PM, Stories Under the Big Balloons at Bridge Street Theatre, weekly readings of children’s classics: April 19 - The Story of Babar; April 26 - The Pigeon Man; May 3 - The Red Balloon . Popcorn and punch provided. 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill. Bridge Street Theatre will officially open in 2015 and provide live productions year-round. Complete details at bridgest.org or contact@bridgest.org.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 3, 7 PM Closing Night Party, one-time-only chance to see the big balloons at BST under theater lights with drinks & entertainment in the Bridge Street Theatre’s Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill. For more information go to bridgest.org.


Balloons reconfigured for the Closing Party


Teri Roiger Trio in the Speakeasy for the Closing Party

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