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We Need YOUR Help- Ten Thousand Ripples
The Ten Thousand Ripples Public Art and Peace Project needs your help. The exciting news is that our Kickstarter campaign is launched. Now comes the challenge to work together to meet our big goal of raising $15,000 by May 20th!
There are many friends and colleagues out there who would want to support TTR if they knew about it. So please go to http://kck.st/HgS2JM to support this extraordinary community-rich artistic initiative and send this link out to your circle of contacts. Any pledge, no matter how small counts as the greater the number of pledges the greater our visibility and the closer we are to our goal
Launching the Ten Thousand Ripples campaign was a leap of faith, a trust that friends, colleagues and random folks would share our vision of how art can be a catalyst for social change. We are moved by the generosity and kindness of all who have already pledged support. Thanks for believing in this big idea of an everyday peace, a peace that can ripple out wards in communities across Chicago and continue to spread touching people all around the globe.
To do this we need your help! If we don’t reach our goal of 15,000 we lose all our pledges. So please pledge your support at http://kck.st/HgS2JM send this link to friends who want to see peace grow and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TenThousandRipples
A thousand thanks,
The Ten Thousand Ripples Team
I truly feel gifted and inspired to live where I live. Sometimes you just have those good days about your neighborhood, you know? Well, actually, I get them a lot, so that’s good stuff.
Tonight, I was biking around Pilsen for NIGHTTIME FREEZING COLD EXERCISING (and for my own pleasure ;D). IDK WTF is up with my bike tires, whether it’s an inner tube leak, puncture or what, but everything was A-OK during my bike ride tonight.
(God, I hope it’s not a leak.)
So Pilsen at night is quite interesting. For the most part, it’s bright and quiet, unlike other neighborhoods that I used to live in, namely University Village and Little Italy, which are bright and loud at night. The silence in some areas is quite tangible…
I “discovered” (or uncovered my ignorance, rather) some more murals along 16th street, underneath the railroad walls. I’m quite familiar with the ones spanning from Halsted, but not the ones spanning from Loomis-ish to Damen.
They’re so varied, and SO PRETTY! (In the most superficial sense from my noneducated background in art.) Some of them are extremely, extremely detailed…it’s a marvel that they are up there. Some are colorful, others are starkly contrasted in black and white…all of them brighten up the space that they’re in. I’m glad Alderman Solis has sanctioned all of 16th street for the murals.
One of my favorites is on Loomis/19th. There’s one of a little girl (who is painted to be HUGE) with a cardboard sign that says, “DON’T LOOK AWAY”. It’s stuck in my head for awhile now. The sign is similar to what beggars and street peddlers fashion.
If anyone’s up for a mural tour of Pilsen, I’d be glad to lead. The most expansive one would be done with a bike, so BYOB (bring your own bike). If you prefer to walk it up, we can still do it but it’d be more limited.
In other exciting art news, the famous Buddha heads by artist Indira Johnson are now in Pilsen! The Buddha heads have been around for a couple of years now for Johnson’s Ten Thousand Ripples project. The heads will be installed until August 2013.
I saw her speak about her project at the Hull House sometime ago. Crazy, how everything is connecting together this year.