A Playful Open House in the Deep South

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Elected by the Coleman Center for the Arts to create a public space in York, Alabama, artist Matthew Mazzotta worked with the community to convert a dilapidated house into a 100-seat, open air theater. The team salvaged the original materials, refashioning them into a simple pink structure that echoes the traditional architecture. While the aptly named Open House looks like a small home, it can be unfolded into an outdoor playhouse. Centrally located downtown, the Open House hosts a variety of showings and performances at no cost to the public.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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