Seven artists have spent their summer engaging the community and working on new, unique works of art in the park. On the 14th, artists will host interactive activities centered around their art. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to come out to the park to meet the artists, engage with their work, and connect with one another.
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The Artists and their Work
- Terence Hammonds: An interpretation of a historic wallpaper pattern that has been fused with vintage and current photos of OTR residents with the hope that viewers will see themselves reflected in the pattern.
- Kemonte Figgs: "Dreams, Art, and Success" mural to inspire the viewer to travel, using their imagination.
- Brent Billingsley: A visual narrative of siblings, created with the hope that the community will be able to look at the piece and relate to it. To see themselves and have a moment of beautiful remembrance.
- Adoria Maxberry: Be Creative, Imagine, Dream Big, Love, and Grow Together are just a few of the messages inscribed in the artist's unique style with the hope to encourage patrons.
- Annie Ruth: Tic-tac-toe interactive mural that celebrates the joy of being a child. The subjects are depicted dancing and playing around the sunflower as a reminder that children brighten the environment and bring life to the community and world.
- Antevin Brown: Ground mural hopscotch called "A Boy's Dream," created with the hope that this piece will encourage the community to dream and stay active.
- Rebecca Shakespeare Armstrong: "Nurture Where You've Been Planted," a piece created to connect to the community, remind them to nurture their roots and their neighborhood
- Dai Williams: Art expressed through color theory, minimal line, patterns, abstraction and storytelling. The artist's hope is for the community to have an inclusive, safe space to be still and take in the environment around them.