Art Bombing with Claire Placky

Where language fails, art transcends. That has been my mantra for the last few years. So, when my high school art teacher & dear friend, Robert Placky, made a request to share his daughter’s latest endeavor- Art Bombing, all there was to do was to snap into action and spread the word and make plans for my own Art Bombing project. An artist and aspiring art teacher herself, Claire Placky, created Art Bombing in response to the defunding of the National Endowment of the Arts [NEA]. Check out Claire’s video below and join us.

While Claire chose painting as her medium, I’ll be creating 24 mixed media & poetry images to adorn the streets of Washington, DC. Another friend will be sharing her felted wool creations in Tennessee. Photographer pals across the country are participating along with painters, sculptures and poets. All in service of supporting the NEA and as a reminder of the important role art plays in our everyday lives. I invite you to share Claire’s video and message.

Should you find yourself touched, moved and inspired, join us in sharing your art in your communities. You can attach the following message or one in your own words to your art.

The QR code takes you to a petition on the White House website if you scan it.

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola

Please share your Art Bombs in the comment section here. I’d love to see what you create.

Melissa Mirabai Zeligman | The SOFT Report

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