Providence City Walk Demonstration Day

DiChiera Consulting selected three artists to create temporary ground murals at the corner of Broad and Public Streets for the Providence City Walk Demonstration Day. Murals will be painted on June 15 and the Demonstration Day is on June 16th, 2018. Learn more about the participating artists below.  Learn more about the City Walk  Demonstration Day here.

Anyone who can pick up a brush or a roller can volunteer to help paint temporary murals any time between 9am-7pm on Friday the 15th! Check out the videos at the bottom of this page to learn more about each mural project. 

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Dana Heng was raised in Providence and attended New Urban Arts as a student at Classical High School from 2007-2011. She attended the University of Vermont, where she studied sociology and studio art, explored the rural landscape, and curated arts and music events with regional creators. She has worked with several youth development non-profits, alternative education programs, and in grassroots organizing. Her major creative interests are dependent on the context of and interaction with the place and community that surrounds her, and this usually manifests in mixed media, collaborative projects, political art, or even heavily orchestrated dinner parties! Dana now teaches painting and drawing at New Urban Arts.

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Tamara Diaz is a visual artist and social worker whose art has been described as fantastical and metaphorical. Her works are colorful, suggesting a pop (art) feel, but they also demonstrate strong emotional content. Often the images tell the viewer a story through symbols, in a narrative form. Tamara loves to travel and has created murals in the Dominican Republic as well as Providence. She is inspired by everyday life; the community work that she does with children and families; traveling, love, art and culture.

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Lisa Perez makes abstract sculptural paintings, objects and works on paper that investigate attention, perception and spatial dimension. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery (RI), the The Drawing Center (NY), Emerson Dorsch Gallery (FL) and the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA). Her work can be seen in the RISD Museum and the Newport Art Museum, as well as in private and corporate collections. Perez received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and currently lives and works in Rhode Island.