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Figment Art Festival all about participation

June 7, 2012 3:01:00 PM PDT
You can only get to Governor's Island by boat, but once you are ashore, there's military history everywhere.

This weekend, the island will be overtaken by artists.

David Koren is the organizer of the Figment Art Festival, which will feature the work of about 300 artists, and it's all about participation.

That's the hook - the art isn't meant to just be viewed, which is why Robert Otani is back this year. This time he made a massive eagle out of bamboo and carbon fiber.

Suprina Kenney has a piece called, "Circle of Intention" - a parasol of keys, crystals and rags, and a structure containing an inscription in 33 languages.

Even the mini golf is filled with art - one hole is a mini Governor's Island.

On Thursday, the artists were still setting up... but they'll be ready for the crowds.

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