In April 2013, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and Volunteers of America - Minnesota's Southwest Senior Center unveiled new community art project, a 10-paneled "quilted" mosaic, at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Over 300 volunteers, aged 2-97, built the panels over six months at 33 community workshops. Each panel presents an artistic interpretation of traditional textile patterns from cultural communities that use the park.|
The primary goal of the Mosaic Quilting Project is to demonstrate, through visual art, the diversity of cultures in the community and celebrate their shared public space at MLK Park. It will serve as a welcoming backdrop to the new playground, which will be designed with community-input beginning in early summer, 2013, with an anticipated opening date of August 2014.
The project brings together diverse organizations and their constituencies to work together for the good of the community and will enhance intergenerational and intercultural understanding.
This project was co-led and organized by Kingfield Neighborhood Association and Volunteers of America - Minnesota's Southwest Senior Center and funded by a City of Minneapolis Graffiti Prevention Grant and by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The project artist was Sharra Frank.
|Martin Luther King Park|
|Kingfield Neighborhood Association|
Volunteers of America - Minnesota's Southwest Senior Center