Create Community is an ecumenical business project that seeks to build local relationships through the arts while providing training and employment opportunities for individuals currently living in poverty. Their goal is to develop and produce well-designed and affordable handmade goods. Caritas currently needs old T-shirts and cloth material, drop off your donations at the Village, thank you.
There were 23 entries, those selected are not only of high quality, but can also be tweaked and fine tuned to produce a variety of products.
By BILL PIACESI
The people's Art Project: A global Art Project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art.
The project is to spend a year in The Binghampton Neighborhood creating a photographic portrait of the neighborhood. This “portrait” would not only consist of the people but also the places that deﬁne this area of Memphis. A neighborhood that is usually overlooked, unless something negative occurs, it now receiving more positive attention as one of three neighborhoods chosen by The Mayor’s Innovation Team as part of their revitalization efforts. The resulting photographs could be utilized as a visual “welcome to the neighborhood” as more Memphians come to see the changes being made.
Sponsored By the Caritas Village Artist in Residency Program.
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The main idea of the project is to create ﬁne-art portraits of homeless and underserved individuals and families and display the images in public spaces to instill in the mind of the viewers that anyone can be seen as a “work of art” if captured in the right light by a caring artist. This, in turn, might inspire the viewer to become more involved with a community that they might not have otherwise seen. I have been working on this project for two and a half years and have created over 150 portraits as part of community outreach programs.
These images would be available for use by Caritas Village (and others chosen by CaritasVillage) to promote the Binghampton community.
To read more about this Project go to:
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