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“Art speaks where words are unable to explain”

Many people dismiss Graffiti as the work of a young man with destructive cans of paint in his posession.

Street Art is going through a revolution. It’s images can have meaning far beyond words. They become part of a universal language understood by all. Easy brush strokes, sharp sketches, and even graffiti evoke feelings that resonate with people from all walks of life. When barriers arise from language, distance, and culture, art can create a bridge to universal understanding and peace.

My friend Ginger and I braved 108 degree heat on the weekend to beat a path on the hot pavements to photograph the  art.

One of Phoenix’s most prominent art venues is Roosevelt Row. Located on Roosevelt Street between Central Avenue and Seventh Street, it hosts a variety of art fixtures such as Meejin Yoon’s “Shadow Play,” an art installation that was finished in July.

Named a “Great Place in America” by the American Planning Association, downtown Phoenix hosts a variety of entertainment venues, such as opera houses and theaters, but what sets downtown Phoenix aside from other cities is its bold art fixtures.

And the most prominent feature of Roosevelt Row is its street art, the colorful walls line the street.

 

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