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  • Street Banners

    Street Banners

    Deborah received a Vibrant Communities Grant to work with the Boys and Girls Club in Dallas GA.  The students learned how art can play an important part in revitalizing a city.  In the class they learned about the inner workings of what makes a city.  The students toured the historic district to see the changes.   They learned why the streets were narrowed and sidewalks widened. The students were asked to create artwork that expressed the skills, talents and passions […]

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  • Why You Need an Artist           (City Builders)

    Why You Need an Artist (City Builders)

    Challenge:  You need to rebuild your  city after a disaster. Artists can use materials that you consider trash.  Artists are masters of recycling.  As a result they help clean up the space. Artists are resourceful and creative; they can do a lot with limited funds and can make a small budget feel bigger. Example:  Artists create parks and community meeting places by recycling old concrete found from destroyed sidewalks and roads. With proper placement the concrete can look like expensive landscaping. ____________________________________________________________________________________ […]

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  • Art U Need–Signs

    Art U Need–Signs

    We  live in a world where we are surrounded by signs. What if we were you ArtUP the signs. Imagine the impression you would leave if even your signs in your business were art.

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  • ArtUP-Defined

    ArtUP-Defined

    Defined: Purposely integrate art into process or activity that would not normally be associated with art. Goal Use art as a means of communication. Use a hands on approach to convey the message or objective. Use art as a verb. The process of creating is just as important as the physical artful outcome. The process of getting to the outcome is considered art Create engaging art. The act of engaging the public is art in of itself.  The process of […]

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  • Artful Voice by Deborah Landry

    Artful Voice by Deborah Landry

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  • Vendi Art-Placemaking by Deborah Landry

    Vendi Art-Placemaking by Deborah Landry

    The Vendi Art Machine is designed to be a first step in place making.  By identifying your local artist you are identifying  one of  major asset and primary building block for designing  a sustainable community.    It  facilitates in defining  unique public spaces and starts a public dialog, to craft a vision for the future.  It  inspires people to create art and re-image their community. Vendi Art Machine helps  build a  connection between people and the places they share. It showcases […]

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  • Student art meets industry at BP

    Student art meets industry at BP

    Re-posted from original By Anthony D. Alonzo Post-Tribune correspondent June 19, 2012 1:30PM BP maintenance engineer Jeff Grimm (right) and maintenance manager Ricardo Valbuena speak to Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students at the Whiting (Ind.) Refinery on June 6, 2012. | Anthony D. Alonzo~For Sun-Times Media  With the student-made sculpture “Cultivating Tomorrow, Today” in the foreground, Hammond Academy of Science and Technology students and other guests listen to BP Whiting Refinery officials speak at the dedication. | Anthony D. […]

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  • BP Whiting Refinery Visitor Center STEM Project

    BP Whiting Refinery Visitor Center STEM Project

    As part of BP’s focus to encourage student interest around STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — the BP Whiting Refinery in Indiana partnered with me through South Shore Arts, a local youth outreach organization to create an outdoor sculpture for the refinery’s visitors center. More than 300 local high school students took part in the project, each designing individual clay tiles inspired by STEM, with images of everything from nature to math and science symbols. Together, the […]

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