Posted on July 16, 2009 · Posted in Alloy In The Community

Dan recently joined up with The StoryLine Project and helped out with a few sessions including the massive mural on the Free Speech Wall downtown. Be sure to rush downtown to see the mural before it rains!

Here is a little information on The StoryLine Project:

The StoryLine Project Summary “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” – Wendell Berry.

The StoryLine Project is a summer 2009 collaboration between Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, The Bridge | Progressive Arts Initiative, Siteworks Studio, and Piedmont Council of the Arts. StoryLine will join local artists and designers with young people (grades 4-6) in the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp to explore and interpret the places where they live. The project centers on a walking expedition of the neighborhoods of downtown Charlottesville, during which participants will learn from local “experts” to use close observation and creative expression as a means of understanding spaces, places, and the stories that enrich them. Through the StoryLine walk, teams of young people and artist mentors will gather information and ideas about their neighborhoods in the form of interviews, poems, sketches, photographs, journal entries and more. The project will culminate with a collaborative mural on the Community Chalkboard illustrating the participants’ layered visions of their StoryLine walk and the neighborhoods it explored.

Piedmont Council of the Arts (PCA) is collaborating with The Bridge PAI, Siteworks Studio, and Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to do a hands-on project with kids (4th-6th grade) in the Parks & Rec summer camp. It involves collaborative mapmaking, mural design, and artful observation.