MLGW Leadership Conference: Restoring Vacant Buildings

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This summer I was asked to lead a presentation with Dorian Spears at the MLGW Leadership Conference. The request was to speak on behalf of the Knowledge Quest project that I led last spring in the context of 25 Square Public Art Initiative. This project reclaims a vacant 2-story apartment complex with public art in South Memphis.

About the Panel Session
Transforming Vacant Buildings – 25 SQ Public Art Initiative

25 SQ Public Art Initiative is a partnership created to engage community residents while working with artists to transform vacant building and lots. Learn how through 25 SQ, artist work with volunteers where small low-budget projects are yielding high-impact public art projects that are transforming and celebrating communities.  

We also invited more key players to speak on behalf of other restoration art projects throughout Memphis in conjunction with 25 Square Public Art Initiative.

Siphne Sylvie, Urban Art Commission
Frank D. Robinson, Artist
Darlene Newman, Artist
Shea Colburn, Artist

Conference Details

The conference will be held at the MLGW Joyce M. Blackmon Training and Development Center located at 4949 Raleigh-LaGrange at Covington Pike on August 1, 2014. For details and scheduling, review the conference brochure here: Neighborhood Leaders Conf Brochure v4

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