SATURDAY, MAY 15, 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. || GATTO PLAYGROUND AT 1929 WILDAIR ST., WITH ARTS COUNCIL NEW ORLEANS
Make a collage, create a wildflower seed ball, take home a portrait, and learn about the Gentilly Resilience District infrastructure and public art projects.
Artists Brendon Palmer-Angell and Ashley Pridmore will be sharing their public art proposals for Gatto Playground, and lead hands-on creative activities for all ages focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation, and ecology.
Artist Langston Allston will be sharing mock-ups of his basketball court and playground fence murals for nearby Filmore Playground, and working with residents to create collages using geometric shapes, maps, and local flora and fauna.
Artist Courtney Egan will be sharing her bridge design for Filmore Playground, and partnering with volunteers from the Native Plant Initiative of GNO to introduce residents to native wildflowers such as coneflowers and partridge peas, and to provide seeds with which participants can create their own “seed balls” to take home and plant in their yards.
Photographer Jose Cotto will be taking portraits of neighborhood residents that they can take home with them, and the portraits may also be featured — with permission — as part of a temporary display at Filmore and Gatto Playgrounds.
Meet with the design team and city representatives to learn the latest on the St. Anthony Green Streets project, which is part of the Gentilly Resilience District. Organized in partnership with the Arts Council of New Orleans.
(RAIN DATE: Wednesday, May 19 at 5 p.m.)
Seeds & Beats:
From April through June, we invite the public to join a series of hands-on learning, arts, and environmental stewardship activities. Explore the themes of water, ecology, and infrastructure through community conversations, creative activities led by artists, a native wildflower meadow planting, infrastructure and garden walks, film screenings, and musical performances.
Learn more and register for events here
Featured Image: Tell Your Story, by Langston Allston