Preparations for annual Earth Day celebrations come with a lot of planning, community engagement, and this year, a coat of paint provided by the Walls Project.
“EMR Recycling on Scenic Hwy engaged the Walls Project in a restoration of its promotional Earth Day globe, which is an 8-foot diameter aluminum sphere on a trailer that is brought out to various environmental-related activities and events throughout the city,” says Morgan Udoh, public art and placemaking manager.
As well as being the program manager, Udoh is an artist. For this project, she picked up her brushes and painted alongside volunteers to make the project a true community event.
“I, as the artist, was able to collaborate with families and students in the Banks community, with the help of Scotlandville Community Development Corporation, over three weeks,” she says.
One day of work was featured in an InRegister article that captured a day of art-related activities in the city. The article is the cover story for the publication’s April issue.
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“From a filmmaker and a calligrapher to a sushi chef and a group of young ballerinas, the images evoke the energy and vitality that remain in abundance in our city,” states InRegister Editor Kelli Bozeman in an editorial about the issue.
The globe is complete in time for Earth Day, which is Friday, April 22. There will be a free family-friendly event at the Mall of Louisiana on Saturday, April 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
“We thank EMR for the opportunity to engage in creative reuse cycles that support the environmental rehabilitation cycle of reducing, reusing, and recycling.”