|COSACOSA art at large, Inc. is a non-profit organization creating new public art specific to the concerns of Philadelphia neighborhoods in direct, long-term collaboration with city residents. COSACOSA reasserts art's original role as a catalyst for community dialogue, creative cooperation, and positive change. Since 1990, COSACOSA projects have brought together thousands of citizens of diverse backgrounds and differing abilities to learn about art, about each other, and about how to work together.|
Please join us for COSACOSA's public programs and ongoing initiatives!
|Throughout 2013, we've explored the question "what makes a home?" Collaborating with diverse groups of city residents, we examine the process of placemaking and differing definitions community -- whether cultural, geographical, familial, and/or conceptual. Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase diverse public art and ideas about how to "make it better!"
|Images above and below: Revolutionary Words by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh; a daffodil labyrinth.
UP NEXT: Community Story Collection Day
Friday, December 20, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Erie Square Diner, Germantown and Erie Avenues in North Philadelphia
Please join COSACOSA and our North Philadelphia community partners as we record stories to be installed in our Site and Sound Gardens. Come and share a piece of neighborhood history, a family remembrance, a funny anecdote, or an original story about healing, hope, and unity!
Thanks to generous funding from the Knight Arts Challenge, the Kresge Foundation, and the Union Benevolent Association, we're creating three new community spaces filled with visual and audio art, flowers, and foods throughout the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood this year! Designed by residents with COSACOSA artists, this Site and Sound Gardens project is part of our long-term partnership with the Nicetown-Tioga Improvement Team, Tioga United, and other local organizations and schools to strategically plan for the neighborhood.
Please join us! Working together, our communities grow united!
Help COSACOSA collect 1,000 daffodil bulbs for spring!
We're creating a walking labyrinth of flowers in our next Site and Sound Gardens project -- Hope Garden at 20th and Tioga Streets in North Philly. The space is substantial -- 5 city lots -- and also will include food and flower gardens and a performance space!
COSACOSA and Tioga United have established a garden corps of neighbors to design and create the project. Your donations of seeds, flowers, trees, and time are most appreciated. Call, text, or email us to get involved!
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
4427 Main Street Philadelphia PA 19127 USA phone 215.385.2554 fax 215.487.2354 info[at]cosacosa.org
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