7th Annual Transmodern Festival April 15 – April 18, 2010
  • April Lewis – Urban Invasion Crusaders Kiosk

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    sidewalkweedsApril Lewis was born in 1980 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an installation and performance artist and independent curator residing in Baltimore. In 2009 she earned a BA from Towson State University with a concentration in Printmaking and in 2006 she received an AA in visual arts from Anne Arundel Community College. April lives and works in Baltimore.

    Urban Invasion Crusaders Kiosk
    passersby will encounter a kiosk with field guides of Baltimore’s invasive flora (complete with photos and names of common weeds found in the city and links to an online component of the handmade book). ┬áthe kiosk will make available; gardening gloves, kneeling pads, wheel barrels, and collection containers for kiosk visitors to borrow and use to weed the neighborhood and areas surrounding the water in fells point. Each crusader will receive an official Urban Invasion Crusaders badge and and field guide to take home with them upon returning with weeds and borrowed gardening tools.

    there will also be two scheduled group tours to point out invasive flora and discuss the history and usage of these non-native plants.

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