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The Pillars Project: Our History, Our Trail
November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hosted by the City of Austin, Austin Parks Foundation, and the Mueller Foundation –
Paying Homage to Our Collective Memory and Future – Ride | Walk | Art | Community | History | Future
Join us for a community celebration of the Pillars in our East Austin Community. Ride your bike and/or walk along the EastLink Trail to the Pleasant Valley Bridge underpass at Rosewood Avenue as six artists from the communities along the trail reflect on collected histories and create a community mural that aims to express how the history of communities along the Trail can be the foundation for its future. Participate by adding your history and desires for the future of the Trail.
tk tunchez, in collaboration with EastLink presents “La OFRENDA / The offering” – an homage to our collective memory, what made us, what makes us and where we’re going. This is a site-specific collective interactive installation, a gathering of memory and story, of wisdom, of loss and of hope. In the fast changing face of Austin and the US, specifically set on the Eastside of Austin, Texas- this is a story of survival and of loss, of sadness and of hope, of beauty and of ugliness. We set the foundation for this Physical OFRENDA, with our own herstories & artistic contributions, and invite the general public to contribute to this ongoing and complex narrative. Bring your stories, your art, images and more to create this onsite growing document.
More information at EastlinkAustin.com
The Pillars Project is commissioned in partnership with the City of Austin, Austin Parks Foundation and Mueller Foundation. The project is produced and curated by Public City in collaboration with Raasin in The Sun and Frida Friday ATX.