Our visual art team of professional artists and city residents are busy working in multiple disciplines. Our photography team is combing Philly neighborhoods for locations to recreate Depression-era photographs in their modern-day counterparts: a corner store, an abandoned construction site, a backyard garden. Students at Bok Tech High School are creating set paintings, sculptures, and modern-day versions of WPA slogans and posters. Animated illustrations interacting with the singers provide the finishing flourish for the Spare A Dime set. In the coming weeks we'll be posting conversations with these participating artists, performers, and community members.
Meanwhile, look for our Sunday and Monday weekly features to help you get in a 1935 frame of mind!
Every Sunday, we'll be posting "What happened this week in 1935?" featuring newsworthy events of the time. On Mondays, we'll post "Something from Nothing: Recipes for Hard Times," thrifty foods from the 1930's. When possible, we'll be trying out these recipes with our students and community members, too, and posting the delectable (we hope) photos! Yummy!