Allise Noble Neighborhood Bench Project
TITLE: Allise Noble Neighborhood Bench Project
ARTIST: Allise Noble
ABOUT: The Midland Area Community Foundation selected fourteen artists to paint twelve benches and 2 picnic tables and transform them into usable murals in a move to beautify the downtown space and give the community an artistic voice. Artist Allise Noble gave an artist statement for the project, "I am an award winning local artist who grew up in Midland. I teach art to community members of all ages and abilities at a variety of arts organizations in the Great Lakes Bay region. My specialty is working with neurodiverse individuals. My work is inspired by an appreciation for the natural world and all living things that inhabit it, and the healing power of creativity. With my art I aim to make the internal external, and connect with viewers based on their own unique experiences. I believes that everyone can be an artist – each person on earth has the ability to do something creative that can touch another person, and it is never too late to begin.
My bench design was inspired by 3 prominent Midland creatives: Alden B. Dow, Charles Breed, and John Pratt. Though they had vastly different artistic styles, backgrounds, and life experiences they are all united in their belief that art can give people a better life. Creativity inspires collaboration, and brings people together."
LOCATION: Homer Township Hall Park, 522 North Homer Road, Midland MI, 48640