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“Just Sayin’” Art Installation by Diana Leidel at the Rockwell Place Community Garden in Downtown Brooklyn From Saturday, September 27 October 4, opening reception 4 to 7 pm September 27.


Offhand remarks, cold-eyed observations, words of encouragement, nasty quips and intimate revelations are the stuff of the signage installation Just Sayin’ by Diana Leidel being presented at the Rockwell Place Garden in September. The installation of quotes from writers in a variety of media ranges from the almost inspirational to the mostly ridiculous and is culled from the artist’s recent reading. These are just a few: “I intend to die with a bottle of champagne by my bed,” “Have you ever regretted becoming a cop?,” and “It doesn’t do writers much harm to suffer, you know.”


Just Sayin’ is the second art installation to be presented by Brooklyn artist and art director Diana Leidel and the Rockwell Place Garden group. Last season the signage exhibition Messages from the Garden took visitors on the paths through the lush garden foliage to discover words of nonsense and wisdom and conversation snippets printed on staked green vinyl garden signs among the flowers.


Visitors to Just Sayin’ will have the opportunity to contribute their own favorite writers’ quotes. Blank cards will be provided for them to jot down their selections and post them on the Garden gate.


The Rockwell Place Community Garden is located in Downtown Brookyn at the junction of Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues, next to the Mark Morris Dance Studios and one block from BAM. Subway access includes the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, N, R, D to Atlantic Avenue.


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