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SUPER CREATURE OF ENERGY AND POWER:
SCULPTURE RAISING AND BLOCK PARTY
by Jebney Lewis
Saturday, June 30, 2:00pm – 8:00pm-ish
Rain date: July 1
What is a “superpower?” How do “power” and “energy” manifest themselves in the bodies and minds of heroes and villains, in the abilities of fantastic creatures, in the thoughts and actions of a neighborhood or community? Artists Jebney Lewis, Aimee Goldsmith, Treyson Dunlap, and Olivia Diehl have been working this winter and spring with youth from Grays Ferry and Point Breeze schools and recreation centers to design and build Super Creature of Energy and Power (SCoE+P), a twenty-foot tall sculpture. Join Commotion and Philly Rising on June 30th for the Frankenstein-like raising of the creature at a community block party, featuring:
Live music from the Philadelphia Youth Music Program in Wilson Park, MMP Productions, El Malito and the 33rd Century, Tanja Dixon, Lady Alma, and many others...
A gallery of artwork from neighborhood artists, including Faye and Allan Carter.
The planting of a community garden, kids arts and crafts, food, and a family friendly outdoor movie.
Credits: Lead Artist: Jebney Lewis; Collaborating Artists: Olivia Diehl, Trey Dunlap, Aimee Goldsmith; Participating Schools: Walter G. Smith Elementary, Steven Girard Elementary, Audenried High School; Partner Organizations: Diversified Community Services, Philly Rising, Christian Street YMCA. Production Management by Sweet Ninjas
2200 block of Fernon Street
at Point Breeze Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
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This all day FREE event takes place outdoors on the 2200 block of Fernon Street at Point Breeze Avenue (just south of Tasker). For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267.603.1648