Here's the latest news on Work Projects Administration 2010.
WPA-2010 is now fiscally sponsored as a non-profit, so all future donations will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. New visitors can make a Donation to the WPA-2010 now online. Although our initial goal has been reached, we can continue to do more projects if we continue to receive donations.
Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, work has been going great in Wassaic. So far, local WPA workers have hand-painted a new firehouse sign, built and installed a bench at the river, fixed up the basketball court, and are nearing completion of a beautiful roofed message-board for the town center. I've received tons of maps requesting a pedestrian crosswalk in the hamlet in a zone prone to speeding, so will be hiring WPA workers to paint one.
I am posting photos online at http://bit.ly/wpa-flickr.
Our Jamaica, Queens office will open on July 1. Thank you for making this possible!
And finally (for now), WPA-2010 (as well as my collaborative project Ghana Think Tank) will be part of a show at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (540 West 21st New York City) until August 7. The opening is this Thursday, June 10. Curator's talk at 5PM, and Opening Reception 6-8PM.
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