Ellie Brown’s Woonsocket Art Project
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley’s Youth mentor Ellie Brown has recently received a prestigious RISCA grant for her photography project entitled, “Faces of Woonsocket.” The city-wide project will tell the story of 100 Woonsocket residents by posting their portraits in public spaces in an example of Place Making. Place Making involves adding art to public spaces in order to embody the rich cultures and diverse people of the area, improve public spaces, and encouraging people to feel connected to each other and their homes. Brown’s large photographs will be wheat pasted at three sites around the city.
For the project to be successful, it is important to have the diversity of Woonsocket represented. Please consider participating and being a part this unique public art project. Brown is photographing her subjects through the first week in March. The upcoming community dates are as follows:
C3 Center (120 Northeast St.) Saturdays February 20th, 27th and March 5th from 1-4pm
Woonsocket Public Library (303 Clinton St.): Saturday Feb. 13th 1-3
NeighborWorks (719 Front St.) Monday February 22nd 9-11
Don’t miss an opportunity to tell your story. All ages are welcome. Please note that all youth will need a parent/guardian to sign a release form and all adults will sign a similar form.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the project here
Samples of “Faces of Woonsocket”