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June 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Somedays It's OK To Play in the Street

More and more communities are closing down their streets so everyone can play.

What a brilliant idea. A few weeks ago Atlanta closed some streets downtown for bikes, pedestrians and play. It was such a success that they're picking a date to do it again. I saw the same thing in Boston recently. There's something magical about playing where you normally can't even walk. It makes me think of that You Tube video where…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 27, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Oh, Yes. Art is Play!

Fantastic playful chalk street drawings at a Street Art Festival. Chronicled on Slow Family Online Love it! Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman…



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Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

"Playfulness" Illustrated

What can I say? You've got to love a playful child. (My friend Jason Russell's son Gavin)


Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 14, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Playful Art Along Atlanta's BeltLine

I equate making art with playing (although it can be really hard work), so I was thrilled to visit the new Art on the BeltLine temporary installation along 8 miles of Atlanta's new BeltLine linear park.

I'm so excited about this BeltLine. What an incredible thing for our City.…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 6, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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