This is a great example of how Public Art can build a community and help change attitudes. It does a good job of exampling some of the reasons I’ve often argued for more public art, especially in otherwise dark, lonely or dreary locations. Now I wish we would get more of a move this directions INSIDE our community buildings, places like schools, jails, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. Don’t forget to treat people’s souls when you treat their bodies – it’s a full life experience each of us are craving.
His nonprofit Beyond Walls aims to respond. The first phase was a mural project. Fifteen murals, in some cases building-sized, were painted in a 10-block area of downtown Lynn. They were completed in a 10-day period by artists from around the world. The goal was to reflect the cultural makeup of Lynn. Mayor Judith Kennedy says the murals are making a big difference for the city’s economy.
Full Story & Video at : 5 For Good: Public art initiative helps to transform downtown Lynn
Kids in New York City have a shot at winning 100,000 free books to build their very own home library — but not if their counterparts in Boston have anything to do with it.
Both cities, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, are contenders for the donation, which is part of the annual Soar with Reading campaign, a joint effort between JetBlue and Random House Children’s Books. As of Wednesday afternoon, Boston was in the lead with 57 percent of online votes, while New York was second with 25 percent.
Full Story: NYC Could Win 100K Free Kids Books From Soar With Reading
Boston’s about to bust a rhyme.Dozens of prominent poets, including a former U.S. poet laureate, will commandeer the courtyard of the Boston Public Library on Thursday to read aloud from the city’s first anthology of poetry.
Full Story: Wicked good poems: Boston gets its 1st anthology of poetry – San Francisco Chronicle
The Boston Police Department spent Tuesday afternoon unveiling a new tool used to combat violence in the city at their headquarters — art.
About two years ago, Medicine Wheel Productions, an institution that’s been using public art to strengthen Boston communities, joined with the police department to start a program designed to connect police officers and Boston youth through art workshops.
Full Story: Boston police showcase art project aiming to combat youth violence
Have you ever dreamed of remaking a big-budget Hollywood hit film … but with no money? That’s the premise behind Crowdsourced Boston’s community effort to remake the 1985 film “Back to the Future” this summer.
“Imagine filming a no-budget film that requires a DeLorean, a clock tower, a skateboarding teenager and a mad scientist,” organizers write. “With 40+ directors, producers, actors and editors each directing their own scene.”
Source: Want To Star In A ‘Back To The Future’ Remake? Crowdsourced Boston Wants Your Help | The ARTery