The purpose of public art is to tell stories, unite communities, and beautify spaces. Art installations transform every day walls into works of art. It is a fundamental element in the culture of a neighborhood. A community without art is a community without life.
"SLA Language and Identity" by Mr. Block's English 2 and Srta. Manuel's Spanish 4
As Mr. Block's English 2 studied the intersection of language, power and identity, Srta. Manuel's Spanish 4 explored public art in all its different forms. Together we created this art installation to beautify the space and communicate our understanding of how language, art, power and identity play out in society."
A complete gallery of photos of this project can be see here.
Radio interview with WHYY "Can Art Change the World?" here.A blogger writes about our installation here.