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Public Art Week — Strong Towns

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***Transforming Communities Series: Public Art Week***

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Courtesy of Barefoot Artists

          Strong Towns, a vital organization helping towns to develop from a foundation of designing for people, is doing an entire week of posts about public art and its role in shaping communities. This post includes the introduction to the series and direct links to the other essays in the series. There are some fascinating examples and good thinking here.

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Source: Public Art — Strong Towns

Courtesy of Lily Yeh and Barefoot Artists

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Strong Towns!

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Urchins in Singapore/Design in Boston

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***Glorious Art Series: Crochet As A Major Art***

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

          Crochet art is being used in major installations and in public “yarn bombing” in many places. I think the most incredible of these is the 2017 installation in Marina Bay, Singapore. Choi+Shine is an international architectural firm with a “skunk works” design studio in Boston. Today’s post shares thelr amazing crocheted sea urchins installation in Marina Bay, Singapore. The only possible featured images I could use in this post are Dale Chihuly’s glass creations.

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Source: Urchins

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Choi+Shine and the Glass of Dale Chihuly!

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Kroger commissions 21 more murals for its area stores – Insider Louisville

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Murals in Grocery Stores, Arts Partnership in Louisville:

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Spanish Church Conversion Courtesy of design-dautore.com

Spanish Church Conversion
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     When I lived in Louisville, Kentucky, Kroger was my local grocery store. Over the last few years Kroger has developed a partnership with the Louisville Visual Arts Association to commission local artists to paint murals for their grocery stores across the region. Over ten are already in place and they have just commissioned more. It is a unique partnership that I hope will be emulated by grocery and retail outlets in other communities.

     Today’s post is an update on the project published by Insider Louisville, a local internet newsletter.

     The images on this post are from a Spanish church that has been transformed into a skate park with amazing and colorful murals.

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“Through a partnership with Louisville Visual Art (LVA), Kroger has commissioned 21 new murals to be created by local artists.”

Source: Kroger commissions 21 more murals for its area stores – Insider Louisville

Church Conversion Spain Courtesy of design-dautore.com

Church Conversion Spain
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Church Conversion Spain Courtesy of design-dautore.com

Church Conversion Spain
Courtesy of design-dautore.com

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Local Arts Partnerships!

25 Street Artists From Around The World Who Are Shaking Up Public Art

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More on Art in the Built Environment: Street Art from Around the World

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Regina MJ Kyle, 2015

Regina MJ Kyle, 2015

 

Street Art offers a variety of approaches to public art in the built environment. It has become a respectable part of the art scene, moving from the negative graffiti world to commissioned works and political statement. Today’s post shares images from street artists based in many different countries and carrying out their work in many others.

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“Take a leisurely walk through your nearest metropolis, and you’ll find skyscrapers reaching out to the heavens, innovative housing units sprawling from one space to another, oases of vintage architecture…”

Source: 25 Street Artists From Around The World Who Are Shaking Up Public Art

Regina MJ Kyle 2015

Regina MJ Kyle 2015

 

Acoaxet Reflections: New Perspective Regina MJ Kyle, 2015

Acoaxet Reflections: New Perspective
Regina MJ Kyle, 2015

The Kyle Group, Supporting Art in All Places!

25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World

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Women Artists Making Street Art

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

Courtesy of Growing Bolder

Among the approaches to public art is the formal, informal, sometimes outrageous street art. Too often associated only with male artists, women artists of all ages are actively engaged in making the visual world of streets more interesting. I have posted about yarn-bombing elders, Brazilian grandmothers with spray paint cans, junk muralists of Damascus, Syria and others. Today’s post brings you views of 25 women making interesting street art from around the world. Enjoy on this holiday weekend. From London to  Afghanistan, New York to Melbourne, their work endures.

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Source: 25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

 

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Courtesy of the Artist

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The Mei Hua Project, Daxi, Taiwan (2014 – present) | Barefoot Artists

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THE FOCUS CONTINUES: PUBLIC ART TRANSFORMS A COMMUNITY, THE WORK OF LUCY YEH

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Courtesy of the Barefoot Artist

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

I want to continue a focus on art in the community for a few days. It is a major theme in my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. I have posted before about the work of Lucy Yeh and her Barefoot Artist group.

Today I am sharing one of Lucy Yeh’s projects in detail, the Mei Hua project in rural Taiwan. It is a shining example of art making a difference in a community through the collaboration of artists and young students.

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Source: The Mei Hua Project, Daxi, Taiwan (2014 – present) | Barefoot Artists

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

 

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

Courtesy of the Barefoot Artists

The Kyle Group, Supporting Public Art in Communities!

How A Public Art Fest Made A Real Change In A Detroit Neighborhood

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THE ARTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY

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Courtesy of the Golden Thread Gallery

Courtesy of the Golden Thread Gallery

One of the key themes in my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is the power of the arts in transforming communities. Over the months I have posted information on public arts projects from Damascus in Syria to Rio to Hartford. Detroit is one of the communities I am featuring in the book, examining how the arts are an essential part of the rebirth of the community.

This event, Murals in the Market, was organized by the Inner State Gallery and brought artists from Detroit and elsewhere to create 45 murals in the Eastern Market area. Ninety elementary school students also attended and brought their parents. This post from HuffPost Arts & Culture is a feast for the eyes and the mind!

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Source: How A Public Art Fest Made A Real Change In A Detroit Neighborhood

Courtesy of the Unknown Photographer

Courtesy of the Unknown Photographer

 

Damascus, Syria Wall of Hope Made From Trash

Damascus, Syria
Wall of Hope Made From Trash

 

The Kyle Group, Supporting Public Arts in the Community!

Here’s Where Grandmas Get Lessons In Graffiti–And Demonstrate Mad Street-Art Skillz | Fast Company | Business Innovation

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Courtesy of Original Poster

Street Art and creative aging, two big themes in my book “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life,” are alive and well in Lisbon, Portugal.

Today’s link is to a great story about senior citizens in Lisbon working on collaborative public wall paintings. I will post a second story later today on junk being made into creative street art in the same city. I think I will take a deeper look into the arts in Lisbon for the book.

If you know of any interesting examples from anywhere in the world, use the contact form below to tell me about it. Happy Sunday!

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Here’s Where Grandmas Get Lessons In Graffiti–And Demonstrate Mad Street-Art Skillz | Fast Company | Business Innovation.

 

 

Courtesy of Iona Senior Services, Washington, DC

Courtesy of Iona Senior Services, Washington, DC

Acoaxet Abstracts Regina MJ Kyle

Acoaxet Abstracts
Regina MJ Kyle

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A Baltimore Artist Turns A Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece : Goats and Soda : NPR

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Courtesy of Ari Shapiro

Courtesy of Ari Shapiro

Public art serves many purposes. This school in Liberia served as a medical center during the Ebola crisis and was essentially wrecked by fearful and angry people.

Now it has been cleaned and returned to its original purpose as a school. An artist from Baltimore, working with a local team in Liberia has turned into a gem of public art, a place for both the students and the community to cherish. I will be featuring it in my book “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” as an example of how art helps communities to recover from traumatic experiences.

If you know of other good examples, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to let me know about it.

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A Baltimore Artist Turns A Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece : Goats and Soda : NPR.

Courtesy of Cathy Malchiodi

Courtesy of Cathy Malchiodi

Change Is Always Possible Digital Mandala,  Regina MJ Kyle 2014

Change Is Always Possible
Digital Mandala,
Regina MJ Kyle 2014

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Ta-coumba Aiken’s Public Art Heals the Heart and Soul

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Minnesota is a state I admire; some of the best things happen their first–if they haven’t already happened in California. Ta-coumba Aiken is a wonderful artist whose story will inspire you. Both his public art, where he trains many people to actually create the work, and his individual paintings bring life to heart and soul. In a period when the integration of the arts and healing is one of the most important advances in individual and community wellness, he is a hero making his world a better place.

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Ta-coumba Aiken’s Public Art Heals the Heart and Soul.

 

Butterfly Project Vrygod, SA

Butterfly Project
Vrygod, SA

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