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Toledo city councilwoman's plan to fund mural program

(My Apr 22, 2014 comment posted at ToledoTalk.com)

Also from the 13abc story, :

Rachel Richardson is the founder of Art Corner of Toledo. Her group would get the $15,000 from the city and a matching $15,000 from Lucas County to fund this art work.


From the toledowiki.net page:

Art Corner Toledo (ACT) is an agency founded in March of 2010 to promote Toledo as a city populated by artists and activists. ACT creates partnerships between artists and activists to create works of public art to depict local activism and general world changing.

Mission statement from the ACT's Facebook page:

Art Corner Toledo (ACT)'s vision is to create points of progress and growth from sites of public art in blighted or underdeveloped neighborhoods and to engage the community surrounding each mural in its creation by encouraging volunteerism and resource sharing.

Toledo Loves Love Mural - TimeLapse Progress Video - Art Corner Toledo (follow link to view large version of the video)

Excerpts from the Toledo.com interview with Rachel Richardson:

What advantages does being in Northwest Ohio/Toledo offer your efforts?

I have to use a quote to illustrate my idea here:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts of initiative (and creation). There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I've had this on my fridge since my very first apartment when I was 21.

In other words, “Toledo provides.”

#toledo - #art - #activism - #politics

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