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June 5, 2012

“Heart and Soul: The University City Public Piano Project,” A 10-Day Public Art Exhibit That Activates The Urban Landscape, Kicks Off June 6

What do you get when you mix eight pianos, eight artists and eight public spaces? The University City Public Piano Project, of course!

From June 7-17, University City District will present Heart & Soul: The University City Public Piano Project, an interactive public art exhibition featuring eight artist-decorated pianos on sidewalks, in parks and public spaces throughout University City.

Both visual and performance art, Heart & Soul invites the public to share their love for music and creativity through impromptu public performances.

Eight local artists and collectives were chose to visually re-interpret the pianos, transforming them into unique pieces of visual art for the public to enjoy.

A free and open-to-the-public launch party will be held tomorrow, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. at The Porch at 30th Street Station, where all eight pianos will be unveiled (and performed!), before they will be placed throughout the neighborhood in various public spaces, including Clark Park (43rd and Baltimore) and Drexel Park (32nd and Baring), among others.

The full list of piano locations and participating artists is available right here.

There’s a detailed map of the pianos, below.

Heart & Soul: The University City Public Piano Project
When: June 7-17; Launch Party, June 6, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Eight locations throughout University City
Cost: Free
More info: www.universitycity.org

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