Because sometimes we have to reflect on the sad things, tonight is the Ride of Silence. We're meeting at the Elizabeth Park Pond House and setting off at 7.
Also, Real Art Ways is unveiling a bunch of public art on Saturday. My friends Joel, not the beat bike blogging one, and Dave put up a lot of the art. This blog got a press release from Abby at RAW because they're doing a bike tour.
Wanted to let you know that we are offering free guided bike tours of our public art exhibitions in Hartford’s Parkville and Frog Hollow neighborhoods on Saturday, May 30, at 3 and 4 PM. They leave from Real Art Ways 56 arbor street, Hartford.
There’s also a free reception for the projects from 2 – 5 PM at Real Art Ways.
I’ve attached press release, but here’s a quick run-down of what the projects will be.
The Four Projects:
- Margarida Correia’s photographs of Hartford youth embracing their Portuguese heritage will be on billboards in Parkville. Street lamps on Park Street will display album covers of famous Fado singers, with an accompanying audio component.
- Satch Hoyt is building a labyrinth in Frog Hollow’s Pope Park, out of clotheslines. The labyrinth addresses the migratory voyages of the residents who reside in the neighborhood.
- Sofia Maldonado is creating a mural on the Pelican Tattoo building in Frog Hollow. She’ll also be organizing collaborations with youth in the neighborhoods.
- Matthew Rodriguez will install 70 characters on trees in Pope Park, and one on the side of La Estrella bakery in Parkville.
I just called the number and it doesn't seem to have any tour guiding powers yet, hopefully it'll work by Saturday.