In The News: The Art Effect Unveils Social Justice Sculptures

A series of “Place Making” sculptures built and designed by The Art Effect’s MADLab (Media And Design Lab) youth workforce students under the direction of The Art Effect to cultivate a sculpture memorial garden to symbolize the scales of justice, a tree for growth, and a stronger queen city. Each piece is installed amongst plants and adorned with imagery alluding to Poughkeepsie, personalized statements for strength, harmony, and racial injustice. The memorial garden was inspired in part as a tribute to Maurice Gordon, a Poughkeepsie resident. The planter sculptures are intended to spark conversation and stand in solidarity with the  Black Lives Matter Movement. The sculptures are partially funded by Arts Mid-Hudson and Hudson River Housing, with plants donated by the “I am Citizen” Project.