Whew, it’s been a minute; our team at the Community Art Collaborative has been quietly refurbishing and refining our signature public art displays to return to their homes in Plymouth, MA. In conjunction, we’ve been doing the important administrative work, you know, the less than glamorous but super important work for non-profits to do. We welcomed new board members, our Treasurer, Tenae Burns, and our friend and advisor, Tricia Ford. Tricia is the former Deputy Director of the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
We’ve formed a great working partnership with artists Franklin Marval, Kim Gatesman and Kamil Peters who form the foundation of how we deliver our physical and digital public art installations, led and inspired by our co-founder Meclina Gomes.
It’s been a year of quiet, deliberate growth for CAC, and it is fitting that we find ourselves turning to what “GROWTH” will look like in 2023. Not only for the Community Art Collaborative but, for the communities and individuals we collaborate with.
In 2023, our art installations and collaborations will seek to help communities and individuals alike answer the question:” How do you grow kindness in your community? School? Home? Life?”
To get started, we are partnering with Franklin Marval, founder of “More love is OK!” aka “Mas amor esta bien” to bring art supplies, our signature honeycombs, and backpacks to students at Fundación Mamaya. An after-school, and weekend free art/enrichment program located in Ciudad de Cumaná, Estado Anzoategui, Venezuela, Franklin’s hometown. In parallel, we are partnering with local schools, organizations, and communities in Massachusetts and beyond to create art that answers “How do you grow kindness in your community? School? Home? Life?”
We will share the art digitally on our Instagram channel and throughout the year, we will unveil public art installations depicting the individual and collective art that results from answering how we #growkindness.
Help us get the art supplies and honeycombs into students’ hands to get this project started in early 2023 by donating on Giving Tuesday.
Want to get involved or donate to build public art in your community? We’re accepting donations and actively seeking schools and community organizations who would like to contribute art to this year-long initiative. To join us, send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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