Monday, July 5, 2010

Art Corner Toledo

Art Corner Toledo is a community-development-via-the-arts project spearheaded by Independent Advocates' Rachel Richardson.

The vision is of transforming space in the community through collaborations between artists, passionate non-profit organizations and community stakeholders.

The uptown garden at the corner of Jackson and 14th (pictured above) is the setting for the first effort.

It started when Har Simrit-Singh, productive visual artist rooted in a holistic approach to peace, met with Rasean Snodgrass, contributor to the Staff of Toledo GROWs blog.

As a neighbor of the garden and an employee of Toledo GROWs' youth job program, Rasean shared his experience building the garden from scratch over a year ago and the kind of ideas and attitudes that have formed as a result of maintaining a green space right outside his window.

Rasean's story of maturing through the process of caring for a garden in his community is the basis for Har's forthcoming work.

Check out ACT's blog to follow the project.

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