Participants

Thank you to each of the following contributing participants for donating a
plate to this public art project.  Over a hundred families and staff at PS/IS
276 as well as members of the larger community of Battery Park City are
represented through their donated plates in Jean Shin’s Settings.

The artist is also grateful to Principal Terri Ruyter and the active parents at
the Friends of PS 276 Association for encouraging families in the school to
participate, through word of mouth, newsletters and website announcements.  
Battery Park City Authority and The Broadsheet Daily were also instrumental
in inviting residents and offices in the neighborhood to be a part of the project. 
Special thanks to Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and PS 276 for serving
as drop-off locations during the plate collection.

Much like the project itself, this blog was created with the intention of
allowing participants to share their stories.  You are invited to contribute
using the comment box located at the bottom of this page. Scroll down 
through the photographs of the donated plates, and share your thoughts.

Contributing Participants:

Sofia Acuna
    

Tomas Acuna
    

Griffin and Quinn Addison-Picciani, in honor of Elizabeth Davis Powles
    

Riya Agrawal
    

Anonymous
    

Anonymous
    

Anonymous
    

Ardrey Family
    

Anita Bartsch
    

Battery Park City Authority
    

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
    

Bobby, Patrick and Kenny Baumann
    

Blaustein-Hamilton Family
    

Ivan and Sarah Brice
    

Linda, Krista, Bryan and Thomas Burns
    

Calvanese Family
    
    

Ann Calvanese-Callahan
    

Betty and Lou Cambra
    

Sarah, Peter and Zach Cassell
    

Cato August Chang
    

Greg William Caulfield
    

Chastain-Levy Family
    

Liana Chow
    

Wilfred, Estella, Daniel, Kevin and Brayden Chow
    

Church Street School for Music and Art
    

The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program
    

Jill, Tom and Skyler Coffey
    

Gianna, Laena and Achille Contegiacomo
    

Nolan and Elliot Cyr
    

Boulos, Dee and Mikayla Dib
    

Melina and Jackie Driscoll
    

Daijin and Violet Dorsey-Reyes
    
    

Fahey Family
    

Jane M. Freeman
    

Neel, Vikas and Anu Garg
     

GateHouse Restaurant
    

Giselle Gendelman
      

Morton and Tobe Gerson
    

Linda Goodman
    

Rachel Goodman
    

Kathryn, David, Ava and Giulia Gordon
    

Jennifer M. Greene
    

Greenleaf Family
    

Yannick-Noah De Guchleneere
    

Monika Augusta Haberland
    

James C. Hardat
    

Betty Heller
    
    

Tessa Huxley
    

Rohin and Sunita Iyer
    

Genevieve Gacula, Hannah and Nikolai Katz
    

Kaufman Family
    

Kea Family
    

Jaemin Kim, Noah and Howard Goldwasser    
    

Adam, Jackie and Alex Kungl
     

Stacey, Mike, Anna and Lincoln Kurylo
    

Seong Hyeok Kwon
    

Almar, Abby, Maude and Merel Latour
    
    

Seyvik Magon
    

Gabriella Marino
    

Joe and Maggie Marino
    

Madison Marino
    

Sophia Marino
    

Betsy McClelland and Quinn Morgan-McClelland
    

Timothy McCormack
    

Maureen and Michael McGinn
    

Mariana Melzer
    

Chana and Kian Lee Mitty
    

The Moore Family
    

Zoe and Jamie Morrison
    

Katie Mullaney
    

Nanda Family
    

Tasha and Beth Natrella
    

Newman Family
    

Grace Novacheck Family
    

Aidan Ostermaier
    

Ruby, Lola and Fergus Mihok
    

Samantha Pastoressa
    

In Memory of Patricia Perrone
    

Bryan and Tracy Power-McCarter
    

Jean Shin, Brian and Tyler Ripel
    

Elisa de la Roche
    

Yuri de la Roche Fenelly
    

RSVP Architecture Studio
    

Terri Ruyter
    

Barbara Sahlman
    

Ursula Schlueter
    

Ana, Hayes, James, Margot, Santi, and Stella Slade
         

In Memory of Maurice Smalls
    

Greydon Cole Sanchez
    

Julie Horton Schoenmaker
    

Dashiell Eden Sigmond
    

Deborah, Jackson and Goldie Somerville-Robbins
           

Matias Talmasky
    

Tano Family
    

Mary and Paul Temple
    

Layla and Yasmeen Topiwalla
    

Marya Triandafellos
    

Vaknin Family
    

Sarah and John Vincent
    

Vitarelli Family
    

T.J. Westfall
    

Mike, Sabrina, Max and Alex Wiese
    

Ronni Witkin
    

Maddy Wyman
    

Simone Yanez
    

Yewon April Yi
           

7 Responses to “Participants”

  1. I was pleased to read this article, keep up the good work.

  2. Christine Fahey says:

    Great website – great design idea!
    Looking forward to seeing the installation this Fall.

  3. Mary and Paul Temple says:

    When Paul and I first visited New York City in 1989, I was still in art school in Arizona. We fell in love with the city, its energy and promise of fulfilled potential. We stayed with someone who was using their condo as a B & B (completely against the condo’s rules and regulations to be sure), right across the street from the Natural History Museum on 84th. Our host served us our breakfast on the most beautiful Italian dishes. The ceramics were a cheery yellow with a checkered pattern and had a hand-made feeling to them. To me they represented what New York promised–opportunites, worldliness, travel, and happiness. We moved to the city shortly after I finished graduate school in 1995, and a couple years later while in Chelsea with a visiting relative, we happened into a small ceramic shop in that specialized in Italian wares. The plate you see is here is from the setting that I selected that day for my own breakfast table. Using these dishes reminds me of those early days of hopes and aspirations and all that New York promises to those who hold dreams dear.

  4. Howard Goldwasser says:

    When Jaemin and I first became a couple, she was living in a small studio apartment in the back of a house in the Inner Sunset in San Francisco. In her (bare) kitchen cabinet, she had three dishes. Three (lonely) dishes. All of them the same: very big, very underutilized, and all with the same whimsical, vaguely Tuscan, vaguely Mexican floral pattern on their borders. This is one of them. It followed her (and therefore us) through the years: back to Brooklyn, to Tokyo, back to San Francisco, and then back to Brooklyn yet again. It met two cats and a boy, all of whom became part of our family, along the way. We know this dish, and it knows us . . . well. I am sure that it it could tell a lot of great stories, and divulge a lot of family secrets to you, if you speak dish.

  5. Stacy Horton says:

    Treats of Hagelslag, stroopwafels, and various delicious meals by Bill have been enjoyed for years on the Delft Blue hand-painted plate from Holland. Our cheerful, conversation piece plate was hand delivered from our favorite Dutch cousin, Saskia Appelman from Gouda. We thought it would be a lovely addition to “Settings”.
    It sat below many cherished conversations on 3 different dining room tables, but was most familiar and comfortable on my old wooden trunk of a coffee table… It represents something we hold dear, enjoying food at home with family and friends we love!
    Stacy Horton, Bill and Julie Schoenmaker

  6. Anonymous says:

    When my daughter Tasha and I moved to this neighborhood in 2008, after I had earlier lived here some years before, we were delighted with the sense of community, family and wonderful vibrancy of the parks and the Hudson River. We love to eat on our colorful Fiestaware and this turquoise plate is one of our favorite colors!

    Beth & Tasha Natrella

  7. Thomas Contegiacomo says:

    Our plate was purchased by my wife and I before we were married. It has witnessed our marriage, the birth of our 3 children and has accomodated many delicious meals all of which we are very greatfull for. Sincerely,

    The Contegiacomo Family

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