Maria Molteni collaborated with youth from the BCYF Perkins after school program and peewee basketball community to draft and execute vibrant new painted designs for the Harambee Park basketball courts, neighboring the Perkins Center. Molteni aimed on centering the project on community input and narratives. She held community meetings, created zines with the youth at the Perkins BCYF and coordinated field trips to a variety of art centers to help inspire them. The product was a colorful, dynamic basketball court, filled with words and images that define the Perkins community.
Photos: Harambee Basketball Court
Maria Molteni and the Perkins Center BCYF youth repainted Harambee Basketball Court.
Boston AIR project
Video: Aerial view of Harambee Basketball Court
Check out the finished court from up above.
Video: Ground view of Harambee Basketball Court
Check out the finished court from down below.
'Boston artist unites art and sports'
Read the wbur article from July 12, 2017.
'Boston basketball court gets a stunning rainbow makeover'
Read the VICE article from August 4, 2017.