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Cal clearly needs a makeover

Posted By Deborah Lee On Oct 21, 2011 @ 9:51 pm In Arts | Comments Disabled

Unfortunately, Very Patriotic horses are not allowed this time. Maybe Very Patriotic trees?

Unfortunately, Very Patriotic horses are not allowed this time. Maybe Very Patriotic trees?

Do the words “art” and “sustainability” ring any bells with you? Probably not. In any case, you may remember the announcement [1] of the Streets Alive/60 Boxes [2] project this summer, a collaboration between Earth Island Institute [3] and the city of Berkeley to decorate up to 60 utility boxes in the downtown Berkeley area with sustainability-themed mini-murals. The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund recently provided the program with a $20,000 grant [4]to install murals on seven utility boxes around the edge of campus.

If you are interested in having your art become a part of the Berkeley city, the Earth Island Institute is currently accepting artist applications [5] for potential designs. Designs should reflect Cal’s goals for environmental sustainability. Applications are open to UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Selected artists will have their work placed on the utility boxes for a minimum of three years and will win a $300 stipend.

If you enjoy art, this may be a way to leave a mark on campus (possibly even after you graduate). Also, there’s the potential that many tourists will take pictures of your awesome utility box and upload them on Facebook. Everyone loves copyright infringement free publicity!

Applications are due November 7th, so manage your time wisely. Unfortunately, artwork is not as easy to finish with an overnighter like essays can be … we at the Clog learned this the hard, hard way. Tears were shed in front of art teachers that day.

Image source: bookish in north park [6] under Creative Commons
Tick tock, tick tock, last call for campus artists [UC Berkeley NewsCenter [4]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] announcement: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/06/22/from-drab-to-fab/

[2] Streets Alive/60 Boxes: http://60boxesproject.blogspot.com/

[3] Earth Island Institute: http://www.earthisland.org/

[4] recently provided the program with a $20,000 grant : http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/10/20/last-call-for-campus-artists/

[5] artist applications: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/os/pages/projects/streets_alive.shtml

[6] bookish in north park: http://www.flickr.com/photos/susan_w/3675695583/

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