And this hope may be most effectively embodied in Pepe Ozan’s ‘Monicacos de Esperanza’. These ever-playful “Rag Puppets of Hope” have made their way down to San Francisco’s India Basin Shoreline Park as a part of the new Blue Greenway — a 13 mile greenway/waterway network along SF’s southern waterfront between China Basin and Candlestick Park. Three pilot sites along the way incorporate temporary public art into this new pedestrian and bicycle path put forward by the Liveable City Initiative and the Neighborhood Parks Council.
In developing the new Blue Greenway the Neighborhood Parks Council put out a call for proposals for three sites along the route. The Black Rock Arts Foundation applied in support of three projects, one of which, the ‘Monicacos de Esperanza’, was chosen for temporary installation. These pieces were originally the recipient of an honorarium from the Burning Man Project, and will be exhibited on the playa at the 2006 event!
A celebration of the launch of the Blue Greenway Public Art Trail will take place this Saturday, June 24th from 11 am – 4 pm.
This free event features an (again, free) community BBQ sponsored by NorCal & the Bayview Rotary Club, music, dance, and circus performances by local artists, SFFD Fire Boat water display, free kayak and birding tours, as well as appearances by member of the SF 49ers & the Goldrush Cheerleaders!
For more information call 415.621.3260, or visit www.sfnpc.org