Sunday June 29, 2014
For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Louisville – The Parkland Community officially dedicated two new pieces of public art on Sunday which focuses on the pride and history of the area. The art works are part of the P.A.I.N.T program of the Center for Neighborhoods.
“This is a special day. These art works will enhance the renewed community spirit of the Parkland area,” said Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). “Once again, P.A.I.N.T. has brought together creative talent and the people of the community to work together to bring beauty to their neighborhood.”
The two new pieces of art are located between the Ashanti House at 1150 South 28th Street and the Parkland Community Garden at 28th and Dumesnil.
The “Community Totem Pole” by local artists, Tara Remington and Aron Conaway serves as a historic marker and object of pride for the neighborhood. Working with the artists, individuals, families and communities came together bringing old and historical belongings and artifacts from personal spaces.
The items helped create a monumental free standing structure that symbolizes hope for continued growth into the future of the Parkland community.
The “I Am, I Can, I Will, I Dream” sculpture by local artists, Sabra Crockett and Linda Erzinger is a reminder to the Parkland community of who they are, what they have accomplished, and where they would like to go.
The sculpture is a tree form as a symbol of growth, family, and community, to compliment the Parkland Community Garden. The trunk, arms and leaves of the tree are made with recycled or repurposed materials including wood, thick plastic, banner and flag material.
“We know that if we are to transform blighted neighborhoods, we must work together. The transformation begins when we add beauty with either nature in the form of trees and flowers or in the form of art that enhances our surroundings,” says Scott. “These two projects will serve as reminders of the beauty and community spirit for the coming years.”
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