MANITOU COMMUNITY ART PROJECT 2017
We Meet in Manitou – “What is on Your Mind?”
–Saturday, July 15 at 4:44 PM in Manitou’s Memorial Park
A growing trend in the art world is “Community Art”. Artist use local space, resources and people to create happenings which add to the sense of community identity and constructs works of art and beauty. Manitou Springs is manifesting a unique form of “community art”, in which the people are both the artist and the art. It is based on creating a dynamic public happening focused on the Art Of Living. Each year citizens come together to focus on a human trait/action and their own individualistic expression of that humanity. Mindfulness and creativity transforms the social interactions with our neighbors into creative expression of connectedness and beauty.
In “We Meet in Manitou” this year we are looking at the HATS ! Show off your funkiest or favorite hat as we video and photograph this promenade of “Manitou Hat Styles”. In October we will have a multi-media exhibit at the MAC.
The Manitou Community Art Project is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Art Council. The Manitou Community Art Directors are Alberto Leopizzi and Shanti Toll. Questions and communication should be directed to ShantiToll@hotmail.com or 719-321-5354