Everybody knows that March marks the beginning of spring NCAA March Madness Women’s History Month Fiber Philadelphia, a biennial for fiber/textile art. How appropriate, then, that PWD has commissioned local yarn artists Jessie Hemmons and Christina LeFevre (pictured above) to decorate our Soak It Up! events with yarn-bombed street trees. WHYY’s Newsworks has the story:
“Hemmons and LeFevre wrapped the trunks of trees at East Montgomery Avenue and Blair Street with blue and green sleeves pointing to an underground trench, unseen beneath the sidewalk pavement, that keeps about 7,000 gallons of untreated water from spilling into the river.
‘Since most people can connect with art moreso than green stormwater technology, we thought it would be a good way to make that connection,’ said Tiffany Ledesma Groll, a consultant with the Philadelphia Water Department.”
The next Soak It Up! event is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, at 4:30 at Belfield Avenue and East Walnut Lane in East Germantown.