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‘Voices of Shaw’ Public Art Project Needs Programming Ideas

by Andrew Ramonas August 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

"S is for Shaw" advertising Walter E. Washington Convention CenterA public art project could bring dance parties, theatrical performances and cooking classes to Shaw this fall, if locals call for them.

“What’s Going On: Voices of Shaw” is scheduled to have nine days of programming that “examines and celebrates the micro-cultures of Shaw through the voices and diverse lens of the community,” according to a call for submissions from arts incubator Pleasant Plains Workshop.

The art project, which is slated to run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2, could include:

Walking tours (traditional or alternative), cooking classes/food events, performances (dance, theater, etc), panel discussions, fashion shows, dance parties, community meetings, cultural celebrations/showcases, and film screenings.

“The selected projects set within the public or shared spaces, should be community focused, site-specific and each will have an engagement element,” the notice for submissions says. “Additionally, the activities should have a commonality of inclusion, sharing and social interaction.”

Interested Shaw residents and business owners can submit their programming ideas online until Aug. 26. Pleasant Plains Workshop will award $250 for each activity its curators pick for Voices of Shaw.

An organizer of the public art project didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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