October 14 2010
In the last few years, there has been a lot of discussion on reforming the American public school system. Most recently, the controversial film "Waiting For Superman", which opens nationwide on October 15, takes a look at public education system. Unfortunately, there is a lot of pointing fingers, but not enough working together to find solutions.
However, one organization is trying to bring awareness to the issue through the expression of art. The organization is REDU, which is a movement designed to expand and encourage the national conversation around education reform by providing information and resources to learn, a community platform to connect, and tools and initiatives to act. REDU created the project RE:FORM School and it is a high profile group art exhibition, event series, and public awareness campaign that takes place in New York City.
REDU invited over 150 artists from across the country to create a piece of artwork based one of the four themes, which are knowledge, community, teachers inspire, and creativity & innovation. Shepard Fairey, Tugboat Printshop, TrustoCorp, Toki Doki and other artists took part in this exhibition.
What do you think of this project? Leave me your comments in the box at the end of the post.
Above piece was created by TrustCorp
Above piece created by Toki Doki