‘The Don Juan Deli’ Moving On – Involuntary Painting 2 New York : New Parks

This map shows the transposed location of New York’s ‘Don Juan Deli’ from Forsyth Street in New York to New Parks in Leicester.

It’s location in New Parks was discovered by the Creative New Parks Group walking out with artist Paul Conneally from New Parks Centre Library following the directions given to them by New York artist, Brad Melamed, from his home in New York to the Don Juan Deli.

The Don Juan Deli is at the site of a ventilation tower for the now disused Glenfield Tunnel which was only the second such railway tunnel ever built on a passenger line. It was designed by the famous railway engineer George Stephenson and built between 1829–32 under the supervision of his son Robert.

This ventilation tower is now named ‘The Don Juan Deli’ and will feature on the new map of New Parks coming out of ‘Moving On – Involuntary Painting 2 New Parks : New York’ by artists Millree Hughes (New York) and Paul Conneally (Loughborough).

Here’s Christine Blackmore working on the map in New Parks Centre Library:

‘Moving On – Involuntary Painting 2 New Parks : New York’ is a work by artists Millree Hughes (New York) and Paul Conneally (Loughborough) with and for Soft Touch Arts, Leicester City Council and Arts Council England.

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