What is community? What is art? The Life Cube Project. Their mission is to get people to write down their goals, wishes and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them.
I met a brilliant and engaging 7-year-old boy last week at the LifeCube who wrote that he “wished to be safe”. He wrote this in his well-practiced first-grade print on a cube via the high-end, fine art medium known as colored chalk. Everyone’s wishes are welcome here. No age barriers. No socioeconomic barriers. No MFA artistic credentials required to dream. Yes, I totally dig community engagement, vision, and of course, kids like this who get to experience something that just might lay the foundation for a better tomorrow.
If you’d like to support this innovative project, read on…. they have 57 hours left. Skip 2 coffees this week. Or 100 this month. Every little bit helps. Not in Las Vegas? Hope to see this project in every city throughout the globe. Energy matters. Thoughts are things, and so are wishes.
Photograph by Nikiya Berry
“Our Las Vegas” is delighted to be working this year with students in Professor Mary Hausch‘s Advanced Reporting Class in the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies. During the year, we’re collaborating on a number of projects – including the Daily Frame to which Ms. Berry is making her second contribution.
She writes: “The art on the cube is constantly changing. Anyone is welcome to draw or paint on the cube. Everyone is encouraged to write down their goals and wishes and put it inside the cube. The cube will burn on March 21 and everyone’s wishes will burn into the universe. The more you write down your wishes and set your goals, the more likely you can manifest your destiny.”
She adds: “I felt the positive energy while at The Life Cube and will definitely be back again. I am trying to spread the message to my friends to come, write down their wishes and support the project before the burn.”
Las Vegas born and raised Nikiya Berry is in her second semester at UNLV. Prior to enrolling, she attended the College of Southern Nevada. She plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She notes: “I can edit, shoot, report and write and like all of it. I am adventurous and inquisitive which gives me opportunities to meet new people and learn new things.”
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Made possible with the generous support of the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission, “The Daily Frame,”, a project of “Our Las Vegas,” showcases a wide range of photographs that celebrate the City’s unique culture, cityscape and residents.
Photographers | artists | creatives interested in participating are enthusiastically encouraged to contact us at ourlasvegas at gmail dot com.
By Craig Huber, Fox 5 Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
From the Life is Beautiful festival to First Friday, art is a big part of the rebirth of downtown Las Vegas. A new piece of art is taking shape downtown, and the man behind it says it will make your dreams come true.
Read more here http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/24710708/ever-changing-downtown-las-vegas-a
To date, more than 200 volunteers have contributed their time, talents and ideas to The Life Cube Project. This is an amazing start as one of the objectives is to bring art and community together – and it appears we are succeeding. Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking part in the first urban installation.
The Cube will open to the general public on February 21st. Please plan to stop by and fill out a wish stick with your wishes, hopes, dreams or aspirations. They will be celebrated and sent to the universe in a fiery ceremony on the evening of March 21st.
Thank you for joining us from build to burn!
Scott Cohen & The Life Cube Project Downtown Las Vegas Team