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Seventh Avenue Streetscape Series 9 Dedication on April 29Seventh Avenue Streetscape Series 9 Dedication on April 29<div class="ExternalClassEFD0C3724E7842A5B8072856645E3A81"><p>​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Phoenix Public Works Department, and Osborn Middle School will dedicate a new public artwork at the outdoor community gallery at Seventh and West Glenrosa avenues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.</p><p>The artwork consists of six large-scale panels featuring poetry that literary artists Jia Oak Baker and Tomas Stanton wrote in collaboration with a class of 8th grade students at Osborn Middle School. The works were inspired by a series of workshops the artists and students held this semester to learn about creating a greener, more sustainable environment through recycling, gardening, composting and reducing the waste that goes to city landfills.</p><p>To create the poetry, the artists selected and edited what the students wrote about their experiences with recycling and the environment. Graphic designer Eve Vrla designed the large-scale poetry panels to read like pages of an illustrated book. The dedication will feature readings by the literary artists and students.</p><p>Begun in May 2004, this is the ninth edition of Arizona art and poetry to be exhibited at the outdoor gallery in Melrose. The project was developed by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture in partnership with the Seventh Avenue Merchants Association, and the Phoenix Public Works and Neighborhood Services Departments.  </p><p>Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission was established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985 to advance the growth and development of the city’s arts and cultural community. For more information about the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="/arts" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/arts</a>, call 602-262-4637 or TTY 602-534-5500, or follow the Office of Arts and Culture on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture">Facebook </a>or Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/phxarts_culture" target="_blank">@phxarts_culture</a>.</p></div>4/23/2015 12:00:00 AMMonica Hernandez602-262-6180