Community Lab @ Egleston Square Farmers Market: "Tell Us the Truth Booth"

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Egleston Square Farmers Market

31 Germania Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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We need your help! We’re asking communities across Boston to participate in our next community arts project, New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself. Join the Eliot School's 2019 Artist in Residence, L’Merchie Frazier, and Teen Bridge artists for an interactive experience at the Tell Us the Truth booth, focused on the meaning of monuments. You’ll participate in a hands-on art activity and your questions, thoughts, writing, drawings, conversation and participation will help guide this project around the meaning of monuments and a vision for their future. The results of this lab will form part of a final artwork, which will be exhibited around the Boston area in Fall 2019, and you’ll be invited back to view and celebrate the final artwork.


This time we'll be set up at the Egleston Square Farmers Market.


L'Merchie Fraizer, a public fiber artist, innovator, poet and holographer, is the 2019 resident artist at the Eliot School, on the theme of New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself. Monuments stand to materialize our memorial practices that shape the American landscape. Recent calls for the literal destruction of public monuments responds to what is considered American ideals and democracy. Why do these hard relics that represent a divided America, that frame challenge to democratic possibilities, remain to shape public memory in our neighborhoods and parks? How do we create new possibilities that engage new ideas emerging from the current populace? Through this project, L'Merchie and Teen Bridge youth will collaborate on a project that investigates and answers these questions. Learn more about our Artist in Residence Program here, and our Teen Bridge program here.

Learn more about a similar event on 7/13/2019 here.

The Teen Bridge and Artist in Residence programs are generously supported by:

Boston Cultural Council
Cabot Family Charitable Trust
The Joe Kalt & Judy Gans Family Foundation
Linde Family Foundation
Maureen and David Moses Family
New World Foundation
Plymouth Rock Foundation
and general support from Mass Cultural Council.


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