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Yours, Mine, & Ours: Collaborative Art, part 2

Andréa Fernandes
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Last Saturday, "Feel Art Again" featured collaborative art projects from secrets on postcards to traveling sketchbooks. Today, we're focusing on those collaborative art projects that decorate or beautify public areas.

New York City's Urban Forest Project (2006) had 185 designers and artists, as well as 22 mentor/student pairs, create posters employing the idea or form of trees. The resulting posters were displayed throughout Times Square and were recycled into Jack Spade totebags and sold once the display was over. 186 posters are viewable, and downloadable as PDFs, on the project's web site.

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Of course, these lists of collaborative art projects have not been exhaustive. So let us know if there's a cool one we missed, or what kind of animals inhabited your town.

"Feel Art Again" appears every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. You can e-mail us at feelartagain@gmail.com with suggestions of artists or details on current exhibitions.

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