An artwork...an idea...and action!

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture featured The Kudzu Project in their blog this week. Author Arlene Goldbard recounted the project's inspiration, which came from an artwork titled "Defunct Monument I - Racism" created by Dave Loewenstein for the USDAC's 2017 national action, Revolution of Values. Goldbard described how TKP developed and grew through an interview with the project's founder. For those who are interested in ways that the arts can address our most pressing issues and help us move forward as a society, please check out USDAC's website. Here is their Statement of Values: Culture is a human right. As expressed in the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

The Lone Strand

Local news channel WVIR-TV NBC 29 covered yesterday's "flash installation" of knitted kudzu on the sign in front of Staunton's Robert E. Lee High School. See yesterday's blog post to read more about this guerrilla installation of The Kudzu Project and its connection to Confederate statues. While the knitted kudzu was removed after photographing the installation (for use in future applications), a lone strand of kudzu was left behind and remained in place when staff and students arrived at the school this morning. The lone strand symbolizes how one small act can lead to lasting change. To quote the Australian protest song co-written by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody to memorialize Aboriginal res

The Kudzu Project strikes again!

Charlottesville, VA - The Kudzu Project targeted a school sign in the Shenandoah Valley moments before the Staunton School Board convened on the evening of Monday, December 11, 2017. Citizens of Staunton have repeatedly requested that the school board change the school’s name to Staunton High School or another name that would reflect the board’s stated commitment to diversity and inclusion. In response to this ongoing debate, a “flash installation” of knitted kudzu covered the sign in front of Robert E. Lee High School long enough for photo documentation and was quickly removed, leaving a lone strand in place. Images of the installation have been posted on The Kudzu Project’s website and soc

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