AGAINST GENTRIFICATION

Against Gentrification-complete

AGAINST GENTRIFICATION

Mixed Media on Paper
6′ x 30′
Feb 20 – 26, 2016

Join us for an “Against Gentrification Paint-In Day!”
We are making a 6-foot by 30-foot-long collective mural to express the community’s feeling about gentrification, rent hikes and evictions in Boston’s Chinatown that threaten the displacement of longtime residents and local businesses. This paper mural is to join art projects from other Boston communities facing similar gentrification and displacements. Part will be put on display at the new EMW Gallery Presents “The People’s First!” at 934 Mass. Ave., Cambridge starting FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH at 8pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1067632206632841/) – and, possibly later, at other places around Boston.

WHO IS INVITED: Anyone who has a passion about the importance of communities and neighborhoods, who has feelings against gentrification and its harms, and who believes that art can give people a voice to express their ideas and feelings. Please bring your thoughts, words, photos, pre-planned graphic images, poems, essays, etc. that can be enlarged for all to view. Creative visions, broad strokes and messy cloths are recommended. No prior artistic skill is necessary.

WHAT WILL WE PROVIDE: a 6’x30’ brown-paper wall, paint, colors, brushes, chalk, glue, printer for images or selfies, copy machine for enlargements, some technical help and support, fun, music and enthusiastic encouragement.

PAINT IN OPEN HOURS: If you can’t it on Saturday, please also attend our other open hours throughout the week below!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 10AM – 4PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 1PM – 4PM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 1:30PM – 3PM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 3PM – 5:30PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 3PM – 6:30PM

To come, or, for more information, please contact Jasmine Lee at

The W/Y Gallery is a collaborative project of the Chinese Progressive Association and the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW).

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