September 24, 2017
Archiving UPP Arts: Blog Post #2
Executive Director Holly Ewald is diving into journals, binders, photographs and memories to reflect on the UPP Arts project.
Read the second blog post on early community collaborations and the seminal Mashapaug Pond Procession.
August 27, 2017
Archiving UPP Arts: A New Blog
Executive Director Holly Ewald will be diving into journals, binders, photographs and memories to reflect on the UPP Arts project.
Read the first blog post on how it all got started.
November 16, 2016
Call for Volunteers
We will start meeting to plan the 10th Urban Pond Procession in January. The procession will be shorter this year, focusing on Mashapaug Pond, and end with a festival at the new park behind Alvarez High School. Come help us plan this spectacular event.
Email email@example.com to receive information about our first meeting of 2017.
Full Circle Film Series
On Friday, September 23 at 7:00 pm, the UPP Arts 2016 Full Circle Film Series hosted its final event Silvered: Tracing Gorham at Mashapaug Pond at J.T. Owens Park, 350 Niantic Avenue, Providence. This multimedia experience, projected on a floating film screen, by artists Erik Carlson and Erik Gould explored the impact and significance of the Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co from its beginnings in 1890 on the shores of Mashapaug Pond through its height in the early 20th century to its closing and toxic clean-up by Textron in recent years.
Link to blog posting for Silvered: Tracing Gorham at Mashapaug Pond:
10th Annual Urban Pond Procession
"Stories of Mashapaug Pond"
Saturday, May 13
UPDATE: Due to rain, the Procession will start at Alvarez High School (375 Adelaide Ave) at 5:30PM!
We will still dance and sing in a mini procession, celebrate student projects, and share stories over food - so we hope to see you all there!
NEW SCHEDULE: All activities inside Alvarez High School
Artists, Environmentalists, Activists:
10 Years of UPP Arts
Dates: November 28, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Opening Reception: December 2, 2016 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
City Hall, 25 Dorrance St, Providence
Since 2007, Urban Pond Procession (UPP) Arts has worked to engage artists and communities in public art-making that celebrates and builds stewardship of our shared environment. Sparked by artist and Executive Director Holly Ewald’s efforts to produce colorful, more universally understood signs about the health and safety hazards around Mashapaug Pond in South Providence, UPP Arts has grown to include volunteer artists, scientists, educators and concerned citizens. Each year, UPP Arts organizes school and public workshops that have educated over 800 students on the site’s current health and history and has engaged diverse community members. These workshops integrate science and multidisciplinary art and culminate in the annual Urban Pond Procession, a neighborhood-wide event. “Artists, Environmentalists, Activists” considers the history and future of this organization.
In conjunction with the City’s tree lighting ceremony, “Artists, Environmentalists, Activists” will open on December 2 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. To bring the energy of UPP Arts to City Hall, the reception will begin outside the main entrance with a mini-procession to the main exhibition space.