Two Newton artists are bringing music to the streets of Boston through “Play Me, I’m Yours.”
Artists will paint two of the pianos that will be placed in public places in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville. The project is a work by artist Luke Jerram that’s been installed in 37 cities around the world.
Newton’s Tova Speter, an art therapist and community muralist, is focusing on the natural beauty in the piano, hoping to highlight the natural tendencies in people to play, create and smile. She is also the director of The Mem Project, which "seeks to engage individuals through the artistic process as a means to explore Jewish identity and encourage connection with under-served communities."
Laura Mandel’s piano art piece will pay homage to some of the most iconic Jewish musicians of past and present. The Newton native who now lives in Brookline is working with The New Center for Arts and Culture NOW (young adult) division, which looks for creative ways to infuse the spirit of Judaism into the city and others’ lives.
See these and other pianos from from Sept. 27 to Oct. 14. For more information about Play Me, I'm Yours, visit celebrityseries.org or streetpianosboston.com. Exact locations and a map of the pianos will be announced by mid-September.