Check out This Basketball Court Turned into a Beautiful Mural

MyHome Court worked with Providence College Galleries and artist Andrea Bergart to create a colorful mural at Cranston Street Park in Providence.
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Overhead view of the finished court mural designed by artist Andrea Bergart and curated by Kate McNamara for My HomeCourt 2020. Courtesy: Off The Ground Drone Services.

The Cranston Street Park in Providence got a little more colorful last week. MyHome Court worked with Providence College Galleries and artist Andrea Bergart to create a colorful mural on a newly constructed basketball court at the Cranston Street Park that was unveiled on Sept. 17 in the presence of community leaders and members.

The Cranston Street Park court is now one of three MyHome Court projects in Providence, including Polanco Court in 2019 and Fargnoli Park in 2018. The mural painted by Brooklyn artist Andrea Bergart uses bright colors like yellow, pink and green and various shapes on the court and fun designs on the hoops to create an inviting outdoor space for members of the community.

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Kids enjoy the MyHome Court basketball court. Photo by Kevin Reilly.

Bergart is known for her work that references African textiles, urban fashion, outlines on playing fields and basketball courts and geometric abstraction. She also designs basketball handbags that were inspired by her involvement with Downtown Girls Basketball (an all-women basketball community), as well as paintings and solar prints highlighting WNBA and NBA players and culture.

MyHome Court is a Providence-based nonprofit working to construct new basketball courts or revitalize existing courts with large pieces of colorful artwork. For the Cranston Street Park project, the nonprofit and artist transformed a patch of dirt into a piece of art that will be enjoyed by members of the community for years to come.

 

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