This is the new mural design coming soon to Wheeler Mission Ministries Center for Women and Children in partnership with the Indianapolis Art Center’s Beyond Perceptions program.
So excited and honored for the Department of Public Words to be a part of this awesome project!
Just in case you missed the show, or if you want to re-live the memories, here’s a Flipagram from the night. Professional photos are by Jena Lynn Photography.
At the Department of Public Words, we love people. If you do too and if you believe that positivity can make a difference in people’s lives, please donate to our campaign to Start Some Good. We’re raising funds to send Holly’s Don’t Label Me program to juvenile detention centers and to send Dave to Wheeler Mission to provide art instruction for the homeless male population in Indianapolis, and so much more. We’ve got some awesome rewards for our supporters from thank you postcards, to positive message sticker packs and magnet sets, to t-shirts, and even your own custom positive message art installation. In addition we have eight artist proof “Sticker Kit” posters signed by Shepard Fairey. Please share this post with your friends to help us get the word out. Thank you! Click here to help us Start Some Good. In addition, you can sign up to volunteer here, and sign up for our mailing list here.
Dawn of Candidly Clyde braved the Indianapolis Snowpocalypse to capture some beautiful images including this lovely photo of the YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL installation on the Murphy Arts Center in Fountain Square created in 2007.
Read her blog post here.
More about the You Are Beautiful campaign here.
Here are a couple of projects that we love and that inspire us.
Exceed your own expectations.
The Legacy Project reminds us that we are MORE BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER. Throughout the project many people, organizations, and businesses have come together to make the Near East Side of Indianapolis a more beautiful community in which to live, work, and play, building a brighter future for the youth of today and tomorrow. This work commemorates the great accomplishments achieved by those involved in the Legacy Project with an emphasis on working together. The materials used represent various aspects of the Legacy Project. The importance of a strong foundation is represented by the use of the gymnasium floorboards, giving our community a firm foundation on which to build successful lives. Just as the NFL wrapped the project in support, we wrapped the floorboards in repurposed Super Bowl banners to symbolize the necessity of supportive community to promote positive growth. Students of the East Side represent the diversity of the community through their self-portraits which are affixed to the bottom panel. The words, “MORE BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER”, are cut from the vinyl banners to expose the painted floorboards and portraits, representing the idea that the Legacy Project has removed many of the barriers to a positive future, and helped to reveal the beauty beneath the surface. Dave and Holly Combs are members of the East Side community of Indianapolis, as they live, work, and play here with their two children, Seaira and Alden. Dave and Holly spread positive messages throughout the community with their project, Department of Public Words and teach the youth through Street Styles (www.streetstylesinfo.com). The dedication for this work will be held at the JH Boner Community Center on January 31st, 2013.