Trust Transfer Project Centers Artists’ Voices in Public Health Messaging 

Can centering artists’ voices in messaging can improve public health outcomes? It’s a big idea that the Springfield Cultural Partnership and the Community Music School are trying to tackle in the City of Firsts. 

TTP’s first project is called Chalk for Change. Using streets as a canvas and chalk as the medium, local artists are creating chalk murals to bring public health messaging to residents in Springfield’s South End and Metro neighborhoods. 

We’ll meet the artists behind the murals and learn what messages they’re bringing to the city through their colorful designs.   

And more western Mass stories tonight…. 

Moving Water is an in-person and virtual performance that tackles climate change and the global water crisis through the lens of theater.  Ko Festival of Performance’s Sabrina Hamilton and Moving Water’s Rosalyn Driscoll share more about the piece and the important messages it explores. 

Then, Village Pizza in Greenfield is celebrating 60 years in business. The Greenfield institution is throwing a big block party to mark the occasion — and giving back to the community by donating their profits to two local charities.  

Finally, the work of internationally acclaimed artist is on display in the Springfield Museums’ new exhibit, “Ai Weiwei: Tradition and Dissent.” Curator of Art Maggie North discusses the exhibit and how Weiwei’s work addresses social justice issues while also exploring how the cultural present is informed by the past.