First Old Colony workshops with Franklin Marval and Allison Maria Rodriguez

Title: First Old Colony workshops with Franklin Marval and Allison Maria Rodriguez
Start Date: 2021-07-22
End Date: 2021-07-23

SPOKE and its South Boston partners invite you to be part of New Art in Old Colony, an initiative to create public art for the Old Colony neighborhood as part of its next phase of redevelopment.

SPOKE commissioned Boston artists Allison Maria Rodriguez and Franklin Marval to lead a series of workshops with Old Colony residents at the Tierney Learning Center to explore how works of public art can best reflect their vision, ideas, concerns, and hopes for the neighborhood.

The first workshops will take place Tuesday, July 20 & Thursday, July 22, with follow up sessions Tuesday, July 27 & Thursday, July 29. Each session will take place from 10:30 am to noon. Participants will be asked to attend two sessions, one week apart. To register, go here:

SPOKE is a nonprofit organization that works to activate art to heal, transform community, and drive social progress. The organization (formerly Medicine Wheel) will make its future home in Old Colony by converting the former Boston Housing Authority headquarters building into a public arts center and the hub of a cultural campus that will serve residents of Old Colony and visitors from across Greater Boston.

We are grateful to co-host New Art in Old Colony with South Boston En Accion, Tierney Learning Center, and the Old Colony Task Force. This project is possible through the generous support of the BHA, Beacon Communities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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