June 18, 2012

Neighborhood Art

I was recently part of a neighborhood public art project in the Lowell, Massachusetts neighborhood where I have an art studio at Western Avenue Studios. The Acre, as the neighborhood is called, has been a landing place for new immigrants since Lowell was first founded as a planned industrial city. Wave upon wave of new residents have called The Acre home...from the Irish and French Canadians, to Greeks, Cambodians, Latinos and now artists of all stripes!

The public art project enlisted artists and neighborhood residents of all ages and ethnicities to paint "Welcome" in dozens of languages on the North Common amphitheater steps. I painted the "namaste"step. The project was an opportunity for great fun and a great sense of community!