Author Archive for Cheryl Gladu

Time Landscape, by Alan Sonfist

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Artist: Alan Sonfist Title: Time Landscape Year created: 1965 (concept) – unveiled 1978 Location: New York City, USA Materials: Plants that were native to this area in pre-colonial times. What is the piece’s impact? “Sonfist and local community members used a palette of native…

National Dance Company of Ghana

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Organization: National Dance Company of Ghana Title:  Various pieces Year: founded in 1962 Location: Ghana, touring internationally Materials: Dance, music What is the organization’s impact? The primary goal of the organization is to earn money for the nation and to train instructors to go abroad…

Woodhull Hospital Artist Access Program

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Organization: Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center Title: Artist Access Program / Art for Health Care Year created: 2005 – ongoing Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA Materials: Various What is the program’s impact? Art is shared in an environment that is generally quite stressful and stale…

15 Below jacket, Lida Baday and TAXI

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Designers: Lida Baday and TAXI Title:  15 Below Project Year created: 2007 Location: Canada Materials: What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the creation of a jacket to be distributed tot he homeless. The jacket waterproof and breathable and comes…

Mechanic is the Message, by Brenda Romero

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Artist: Brenda Romero Title: Mechanic is the Message Year created: 2008-ongoing Location: USA Materials: various – board games, interactive installations What is the piece’s impact? This project involved the development of several “games for understanding,” such as Train (2009), Siochan Leat (aka…

The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

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Artist:Lily Yeh Title: The Village of Arts and Humanities   Year created: 1986-2004 Location: North Philadelphia, USA Materials: mosaic sculptures, murals, and landscaping with trees and flowers What is the piece’s impact? The transformation of a number of vacant lots in North Philadelphia, the engagement…

Blank Noise project, by Jasmeen Patheja

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Artist: Jasmeen Patheja Title: Blank Noise project  Year created: 2004 – on-going Location: Started in Bangalore, has spread to other cities in India. Materials: Dialogue, graphic design, performance. What is the piece’s impact? It works to change cultural acceptance of “eve teasing” (street harassment)…