Kent To NYC, Figures Bring Joy

Sculptures by Kent’s Joy Brown are currently on display throughout New York City’s Broadway Mall and at the Morrison Gallery in Kent. Photo courtesy the Morrison Gallery

The New Yorker magazine called the figures “zaftig … like Teletubbies that grew up.” Their installation on New York City’s Broadway Mall — a linear park that extends from 70th Street to 168th — overnight in mid-May caused hurrying West Siders to stop and gawk, then smile with surprise. Many touched or even sat on some of the nine sculptures.

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