North End resident Leann Karpovitz created her beautiful tree wrap using a variety of artificial flowers! Come view this great piece of community artwork at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Sunset Blvd.
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East Bay Met’s Arts Advisory put this design together to showcase the beauty of RI. ‘Hope’ to us is preserving our natural world and our accessibility to a thriving outdoor environment because nature heals and is a basic human right.
John Hirschboeck, Daffodillion Project Director is the creator of this tree. It celebrates Newport’s Daffodil Days Festival which was an all-volunteer event in support of Daffodillion. A non-profit organization, Daffodillion’s goal is to beautify the city with 1 million daffodils every Spring. Any proceeds from the Festival go to purchasing more daffodil bulbs to plant each fall.
The Newport Health Equity Zone created a tree that showcases our 7 Guiding Principles: Community Design, Equal Voice, Disruption, Open, Collective Impact, Celebration, and Sustainability. Every member of our team participated in the creation of this tree, which involved wood and vinyl cutting, weaving, and painting. It truly exemplifies what the Newport Health Equity Zone is all about, working together to create spaces that we feel good about. Please come to Miantonomi Park and check us out!
Our grade 7 students were fortunate enough to have a tour of Newport Art Museum last fall with me (Nicolle Icart), John Harvey and the help of the cluster grade 7 teachers here at Thompson Middle School. During our visit, we saw two pieces by Dale Chihuly — an RI resident artist and a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.
When the tree project came about we knew we wanted to work with inspirations from the trip as well as working with environmentally sound media. Students in grade 7 do a unit in science based on recycling that we coattail off of as well. We did an introductory lesson on Dale Chihuly’s art during art class time. The end product of the floral bottle tops, each painted by a seventh grader, followed to emulate the brilliance of Dale Chihuly’s vibrant eclectic masterpieces.
The Bike Newport tree represents Bike Newport out and about in our community. Right next to it is the new location of the Big Blue Bike Barn. Work is underway to clear the land and get it ready for the Bike Barn with programs starting up as soon as possible. Find out more: http://bikenewportri.org/big-blue-bike-barn/