|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 2017, our Corners & Crossroads project is reclaiming hidden histories and forgotten landscapes throughout Philadelphia. We're working with city residents to research and collect stories that interweave their experiences to build shared community narratives. Neighborhood art projects will encompass themes of immigation & cultural identity, displacement & gentrification, and equity of opportunity.
Please join us in our Manayunk studio and around the city as we showcase public art and ideas about how to make it better!
American Dreams Open Studio
Join COSACOSA youth and community members at South Philadelphia's Kirkbride School as they put the finishing touches our American Dreams project. Working with COSACOSA artists, students have collected stories of immigration from the neighborhood and created a ceramic mural for the school exploring connections between cultures and communities.
The American Dreams project is part of our long-term partnership with the Passyunk Square Civic Association and other local organizations to strategically plan for the neighborhood. Our Kirkbride open studio will take place on Friday, May 26th from 9 am to 12 noon; the school is located at the corner of South 7th and Dickinson Streets. Hope to see you there with an immigration story to share!
Image above: The intersection of Broad Streeet and Erie Avenue in North Philadelphia circa 1955.
Image below: Knowledge, Power, Community, part of a series of "words for change" paintings created by COSACOSA artist Hein Koh in conversation with North Philadelphia community members.
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