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 2018, our Serving Justice project is exploring relationships between individual rights, community responsibilities, and the equitable distribution of opportunity.
Serving Justice is bringing professional artists from divergent disciplines into residence in our city's most challenged neighborhoods, each to develop a piece advancing "liberty and justice for all" whether civil, social, cultural, or economic.
City residents are essential collaborators on the creation of new visual and performing artworks interweaving their experiences into shared narratives that promote understanding beyond the boundaries of culture, class and community. Veterans experiencing homelessness, as well as those in transitional housing, form the lead group of Serving Justice citizen artists.
Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase public art and ideas about how to make it better!
Philadelphia Dreams Celebration
Join COSACOSA at South Philly's Kirkbride School to celebrate the completion of our Philadelphia Dreams project. For the past two years, we've been working with students to examine the core values and hopes that define the American nation. We'll be unveiling a giant mosaic entitled Philadelphia: Love & Liberty created with students to explore connections among the ideals expressed in our nation's founding documents and immigration stories from their families, their school, and their neighborhood.
Philadelphia Dreams is part of our long-term partnership with the Passyunk Square Civic Association and other local organizations to strategically plan for city neighborhoods. The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5th; the school is located at the corner of South 7th and Dickinson Streets.
Hope to see you there!
Image above: Open Eyes Bring Forth Justice, digital illustration by COSACOSA artist GVGK Tang.
Images below: At the Table, details of an 16' x 10' painting by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh, created in conversation with North Philadelphia community members.
COSACOSA art at large, Inc.
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