The Village of Arts and Humanities, by Lily Yeh

Volunteering at the site.

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 of numerous volunteers, including local children.

How does this project relate to this change as art? These projects bring beauty and tranquility to urban areas where this is frequently absent. The projects were largely run by volunteers, under the guidance of the artist.

What makes this an artistic project? Artist Lily Yeh initiated these projects – they make use of some conventional artistic media, such as painting, and sculpture.

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