Village Artist Corner Activation: Together, Let's Be Generous
Each first Sunday activation we will explore and navigate a slice of the hero’s journey, with the participants in the role of hero in their own lives, to highlight the upcoming Awaken exhibition.
Each month, the mural will unveil a new heroic skill. In December, Be Generous. Write or draw on a sticker where you imagine you might use that skill during the month and stick it on the mural. If you can imagine it, it just might become real. And if it happens to become real, stop by the mural and put a gold star on your sticker to show that you did it! Over time, the mural will fill with everyday heroic acts, providing inspiration for everyone who visits the Village Artist Corner.
Every contributor will receive a button with that month’s heroic skill (while supplies last). Come back every month through December 2019 to collect all six buttons!
Together, Let’s Be ___________ was conceived by Village Artist Corner creative director,Marie Applegate-Swanson and painted by local muralist Alice Lee. First Sunday activations led by executive coach Marisol MacGregor.
About the Creatives
Alice Lee and Marie Applegate-Swanson are two local Bay Area creatives behind Together, Let’s Be ___________. This project is inspired by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and his Heroic Imagination Project, Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, and the Asian Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment (Jan-April 2020), as curated by Jeff Durham.
Creative Director / Lead Artist Marie often finds herself amidst kids, scientists and creatives, oh my! Her participatory art installations dance in the middle of this venn diagram of perspectives. She hopes that Together, Let’s Be _________ will contribute toward a culture of emotional intelligence and prosocial behavior. In other words, remind people that we’re in it together!
Artist Alice Lee is a human being who cares about consciousness, community, and connection. She is also an artist. Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, she now works from her art studio in the Mission as an independent illustrator and muralist. Alice’s goal with her large-scale installation work is to create immersive, warm, and accessible experiences that bring people closer to each other.
The Village Artist Corner is funded through the generosity of The Family of Tania Vonelleese Seymour. Founding program support was made possible by Housing-Related Parks Program from the State of California, facilitated by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; The Hearst Foundations; California Arts Council; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; and The NFL Foundation and 50 Fund, the legacy fund of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.