Friday, May 27, 2016

Good News Friday!

It is election season, so today I’d like to encourage you to vote Imagine! for “Shock Art!

In 2011, Longmont’s Art in Public Places initiated Shock Art, a community public art project in which five creative designs were selected by community members to be transformed onto switchgear boxes throughout the City. Every year since this time, AIPP has commissioned five artists to paint the switchgear boxes.

An Imagine! CORE/Labor Source (CLS) “Art at Work” class in Longmont recently applied to paint one of the Shock Art murals. As a part of their application, they created a mock-up of their design on a small box. Check it out below.

All of the submissions are on display until June 8 at the Longmont Museum. The city commissions the artists based off of votes that they receive at the museum, so I’d like to encourage you all to head out to 400 Quail Road in Longmont sometime during the next two weeks and vote for the CLS class's design: Box #4. 

If they are among the submissions with the most votes, the group will be commissioned to paint an electrical transformer box somewhere in Longmont. That would be a very public way to demonstrate the contributions individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities bring to their communities every day.

So get out there and shock the vote!

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