Pongtopia! Opens Tomorrow at the World Financial Center
Tomorrow head to the World Financial Center to check out the opening of Pongtopia!. Scroll down to check out ping pong tables painted by Cope2, Cern, Shiro, Joe Lurato, and Billi Kid, who curated the show. You can find more information about the event on the bottom of the page.
“Dreams Are Made of This” ping pong table by Cope2
“Ergonomic Evolution” ping pong table by Cern
“My Way” ping pong table by Shiro
“The Blade” ping pong table by Joe Lurato
“King Pong” ping pong table by Billi Kid
November 3-5, 2011
The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center New York City
Pongtopia! is presented by Brookfield Office Properties, in partnership with SPiN Galactic. A dynamic three-day event combining the sport and art of table tennis with the spirit of charity and education.
Given the recent increase in popularity of America’s favorite pastime, Brookfield, SPiN and Operation Design are working together to showcase this popular sport as never before — with world-class pros and celebrities battling it out, as the New York area’s most amazing players compete for the Brookfield Cup.
Street artist Billi Kid, of Public Works Department, will curate the artistic components of the event, an incredible trove of one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork and a live auction to be held on Thursday, November 3rd. Pongtopia! will display extraordinary, creatively painted Ping-Pong tables and paddles by high-profile street and graffiti artists. Each piece of table-tennis art will be available for purchase and proceeds will go to support creative programs in selected New York City public schools through Operation Design.
Cope2, Cern, Shiro, Joe Iurato and Billi Kid
With Contributed Works by
ART¹, Blip, Buildmore, Cake, Carly Ivan Garcia, ChrisRWK, COL Wallnuts, CzrVII, David Cooper, Dashdoe, Dave Warnke, Dint Wooer Krsna, El Celso, Elijah Arts, Franck de Las Mercedes, Frost215, Fumero, Geoff Hargadon, Ian Ross, Indie, Jaxiejax Art, Jim McHugh, Mike Die, NohJColey, Peat Wollaeger, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Question Josh?, Rednose, Sand One, Seamo, Street Grapes, Ticky Tock, UWP (UnderWaterPirates), VengRWK and ZAM
Photo: Billi Kid