Pink Tank Project
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: May 24 2014
Congratulations to Downtowner Joshua Kingston on the initiation of "Pink Tank Project"
We know that Downtowners share a zest for making things happen. These visionaries are drawn to the magic of the skyline and within it will set in motion what it takes to make their dreams into a reality. Joshua Kingston is one such Downtowner with a stellar record in the arts arena, now Joshua leads the "Pink Tank Project".
We applaud Joshua on this genius way to reach the masses by way of this artful expression. Joshua recently received the news of Awesome Foundation - Miami's decision to provide a grant to get the Pink Tank Project going.
Please take a moment to read the story behind this effort and like the page on Facebook. Way to go Joshua!
BY Joshua Kingston-
My partner is Eleazar Delgado, a Miami-based artist who grew up in Venezuela. Right now there is a horrible genocide happening and the dictatorship isn't allowing information out of the country to get to the International community. I propose a public art/performance art method to get the community informed, engaged and active to start humanitarian efforts.
There was an incident when one of the military tanks in a storage yard was painted pink by a protester, an awesome act of public art in its own right. It put the idea in my head to have small toy pink tanks with a QR code that will lead to a web site with information and ways for people to connect and help.
These tanks would be left out, almost like a "free art Friday" sort of find. Prominent public places are to be the goal and I also have the support of my good friends from Front Yard Theatre, a performance group that stages in public & unexpected places, Their part is to have pop up shows at various events and city epicenters to engage the captive audience.