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Latitude Artist Community serves all people - with an emphasis on those thought by some to have a disability - by creating meaningful, inclusive community interactions which allow participating artists to contribute culturally and politically to the life of their community.

Friday, October 31, 2008

PEAL/Latitude Day of the Dead Shrine Nov.3rd

PEAL/Latitude Day of the Dead Shrine Project Summary
(for more info about project read press release below)

Latitude folks with shrine
Shrine detail

brief video

Press Release

See the Project Easy Access Lexington/Latitude ~Day of the Dead Shrine
Monday November 3, 12pm-1pm Corner of North Broadway + Short St., Lexington

more info: (859) 806-0195

PEAL Founder Belinda Sellers at work on Day of the Dead Shrine
A Day of the Dead Shrine commemorating those who have been involved in accidents at the corner of North Broadway and Short Streets will be on public display on the sidewalk at N. Broadway near the Lexington Opera House from 12pm- 1pm on Monday November 3rd.

Latitude's Project Easy Access Lexington (PEAL) has been involved in educating the public about accessibility concerns in downtown Lexington since 2005. Over a two week period during the summer of 2005 PEAL members conducted a survey at the intersection of N. Broadway and Short St.and observed the traffic light at this intersection for 100 cycles. During 100 cycles 106 vehicles ran the red light- or -better than 1 red light runner per light cycle. Additionally this a very dangerous place for wheelchairs- amazingly wheelchair cuts in the sidewalk force those in wheelchairs to actually merge with moving traffic in order to cross the street!For these reasons members of PEAL and all Latitude artists contributed to the shrine. The shrine depicts a traffic accident at the intersection.