A Tree Planting Ceremony in the East Village of New York City
Dedicated to Eco-System Painter, Ken Cro-Ken (9/3/1957 – 7/30/2020), 911 Responders at Ground Zero, and all victims of political violence and hatred worldwide.
9/3/2020 – Ken Cro-Ken’s Birthday
To Blossom is a work of music and dance, based on Amazing Grace and the act of deep breathing. Oboist, composer, and improvisor Matt Sullivan, and dancer/choreographer, Beatrice Antonie Martino, have created To Blossom to accompany the ritual planting of a Cherokee Dogwood Tree in 2Band2C, an East Village garden (on 2nd St., between Avenues B and C in Manhattan), that served as the art studio for eco-system painter, sculptor, and writer, Ken Cro-Ken. In 2003, Ken was diagnosed with cancer, which he contracted as the direct result of founding after-school programs for students who ran for their lives on 9/11/2001. Ken died on July 30, 2020, having given his life for these young people. He is deeply missed – his art is a testament to his life, and it will live on in his creative legacy.
Matt Sullivan – spouse of Ken Cro-Ken
Partner and Spouse from 1997 – 2020
Beatrice Antonie Martino – friend of Ken Cro-Ken
Find out more about Matt and Beatrice here;