FACES OF DIVERSITY: GREENSBORO PROJECT COLLECTS FINGERPRINTS THIS WEEKEND FOR ART INSTALLATION IN DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO
GREENSBORO, NC (October 23) – Faces of Diversity: Greensboro Project is a community building and character development public art project – with hopes to open up the hearts and minds of participants. Through experiential activities, project participants are guided by the artist Edwin Gil as pieces of their personal stories and color psychology will be joined together to form a piece of artwork using upcycled glass containing the fingerprints of community members. The final piece will hang in the atrium of the Greensboro Cultural Center, celebrating the diversity of our community for years to come.
Faces of Diversity: Greensboro Project will collect hundreds of fingerprints at free community gatherings in downtown Greensboro this weekend. On Fri., Oct. 26 from 6-8pm the Greensboro History Museum will host an artist talk and introduction to Faces of Diversity with Edwin Gil. On Sat., Oct. 27, Gil will collect more fingerprints in LeBauer Park from 2pm-4pm, and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum will host a panel discussion from 4pm-5:30pm. The weekend will conclude with a Community Dance event on Sunday, October 28th from 2pm-5pm in LeBauer Park. All events are free and open to the public.
This project is made possible through Spark Grant Funding from Downtown Greensboro, Action Greensboro & synerG Young Professionals, and in partnership with the Weaver Foundation, City of Greensboro, Cemala Foundation, City Arts, International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro History Museum, and Greensboro Downtown Parks.
For more information about Faces of Diversity: Greensboro Project, visit www.greensborodowntownparks.org/faces-of-diversity or call 336-416-8150.