American Express Member Hopes to Send $1.5 Million in Award Money to Newark Parks
Texas native Vanessa Pogue has read about Newark in the papers and has been inspired about the positive changes happening in the city. So much so, in fact, that she’s entered a public arts project into consideration for a cash prize from American Express.
The Think About It project is a community oriented public arts project focused on the City of Newark. The goal of the project is to inspire and create community involvement with visual stimulation in the form of murals and other forms of public art. The project will draw upon, and often include the written word (poems, statements, references to classic literature). My application seeks funding for the inaugural piece of this project…a mural in one of the City parks scheduled for renovation.
Projects are chosen on the basis of votes and buzz — and you don’t have to be a card member to participate. While the voting deadline has passed, there’s still opportunity to talk it up in the message boards and generate interest.
Talk up the project at the discussion board. For your trouble, Newark gets a shot at winning some improvements to our city parks.