Abandoned house in Warren transformed into temporary art studio

Abandoned house in Warren transformed into temporary art studio


studio in Warren this weekend. It’s in an abandoned house set to be demolished. 27 First News Reporter Rod Cowan is live in the newsroom with a sneak peek. Its a TEMPORARY and creative way to showcase art and spotlight blight in the community and its called Occupy Warren 2.0 :11- :17 :33 – :40 :59 – 1:09 Born out of an idea from Cleveland, this is the second year for the public art exhibit — Occupied Warren 2.0 Lisa Ramsey is the deputy director of Trumbull Neighbor Partnership. “WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING CREATIVE WAYS TO WORK ON PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY. THINGS OUR RESIDENTS WILL BE ENGAGED WITH. ” 17 local artists helped transform this blighted house on Parkman Road into a temporary art studio with a theme of Fairytale and Fantasy. Rindi Hanna is one of those artists. She was literally sweating in the old house for her art with her costume. “I DECIDED ON An UPSIDE DOWN ROOM…BECAUSE I WOULD SAY IN THE PAST 30 – 35 YEARS WARREN HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN…THERE IS STILL BEAUTY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND I NEED PEOPLE TO SEE THAT.” The artists use salvaged materials and the old house becomes part of the exhibit. James Shuttic is the acting director of Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County….he sees these old houses as ways to expand to new audiences. “IT PUTS IT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS. SO ITS MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE. SO IT IS REALLY GETTING ART OUT THERE. AND IT IS ALSO REALLY TRYING TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY DIRECTLY.” The blighted house will be torn down within 6 months. “AS REWARDING AS THEY ARE….THERE IS DEFINITELY THE CHALLENGES TO THEM. BUT IN THE END ITS IS WORTH IT. AND IT JUST PUSHES PEOPLE I THINK TO BE MORE CREATIVE IN A DIFFERENT WAY.” The art exhibit will be open Saturday from 11am until 4pm. There will be the Warren area youth string symphony in the morning, and a Youngstown DJ and grafitti artist from Cleveland in the afternoon. live in the newsroom ROD COWAN WKBN 27 First News [A24]20190913 SHARON DTOWN-GRPHX The city of Sharon today announced the start a

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