Floraffiti™ poetry workshops are free and open to all teens and adults who live in Orange County, North Carolina. We are working with the multi-talented, Sonny Kelly, a wonderfully upbeat, passionate teacher/story teller. Workshop participants become Floragardeners planting a word from their piece with artist and Floraffiti Founder, Carter Hubbard. Sonny, Carter, and Floravolunteers join the participants supporting them in performing around their words during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, May 11th 6-9pm
Adult Session (4 classes)
March 20 & 22 and March 27 & 29 • 4:30-6:30pm
Teen Session (4 classes)
April 3 & 5 & April 10 & 12 • 4:30-6:30pm
Floraffiti began 6 years ago as a result of a solution to a design challenge when positioning large scaled installation, "Playing It Safe", in a brightly lit venue. A shadow of a word could not be cast onto the floor of the space as intended. Next best idea... dirt was hauled into the space and the first Floraffiti word was planted.
The Floraffiti workshop participants will create group and solo spoken word poetry, practicing and learning to perform their pieces for a public audience. Each person will plant a selected word from their piece and performed around it when it is in full bloom, during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk in May, 2018.
Floraffiti is a public art placemaking, community engagement project that is taking placethis Spring 2018 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro for their 2nd Friday ArtWalk in May. Large scaled words will be seeded in mulched areas around the two towns in prominent areas growing from March through June 2018. Founder of Floraffiti, artist, and event coordinator, Carter Hubbard, is partnering with Sonny Kelly holding poetry workshops with adults and teens in Orange County, NC.
Including the spoken word poetry workshop words, all of the words discovered throughout the two towns have come from community input, cultural aspects important to the community, a reflection of the times, the relationship of the physical surroundings to the planted words, and response to existing words planted in the past.
This project is proudly sponsored by:
Orange County Visitors Bureau • Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership • The PTA Thrift Shop •
Orange County Arts Commission • Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Office • Open Eye Cafe & Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Carrboro Arts Committee & the Carrboro Tourism and Development Authority • Jay Parker, Weaver Street Realty
Additional Support Provided by:
Southern States Carrboro