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ERIC Number: EJ851408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Fundred Dollar Bill Project
Rubin, Mary
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v109 n1 p24-25 Aug-Sep 2009
This article describes the Fundred Dollar Bill Project which is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, healthcare professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers, and artists. Together they are working to make safe the lead-polluted soil of New Orleans, which places thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems. The Fundred Dollar Bill Project and "Safehouse," an eye-catching, iconic sculpture located in the middle of a New Orleans neighborhood, are the brainchild of artist Mel Chin. He transformed an entire house into a sculpture with a ten-foot diameter vault door that swings open. Inside, more than 6,000 fundred dollar bills, (hand-drawn, original interpretations of U.S. one hundred dollar bills), cover the walls of "Safehouse." "Safehouse" frames each child's artwork as a precious object that represents the value of the individual creative voice. One of the lessons of "Safehouse" is that everybody can contribute collectively and make a difference. The art is about the environment, and the goal of the Fundred Dollar Bill project is the creation and collection of three million artworks by children across the United States to raise awareness and funding to heal the environmental impact of years of pollution compromising environmental health in New Orleans and other cities. The art currency will be delivered to Washington, DC, where Congress will be requested to exchange three million dollars in funds and services to support Operation Paydirt for three million fundred dollar bills. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana