- location 8th and Diamond Playground
November 01, 2015
Open Source: Shinique Smith
Shinique Smith worked with students participating in the Mural Arts Art Education program to create a mural-based amphitheater that will function as a venue for student performances. In her own words: “I want to create a mural on the wall and on the ground of a playground or recreational center in Philadelphia. The artwork served as a backdrop and stage for interaction with Philadelphia youth wherein these teens may plan and/or participate in events that give them a forum to share their creative voices through poetry and spoken word, among their peers.”
Generous additional support provided by:
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, City of Philadelphia, Ford Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Sadie Coles HQ London, Paula Cooper Gallery New York, and Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.
For a complete listing of Open Source sponsors, visit the Open Source landing page.