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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6.6.2018  UPDATE.
We at Eastman Community Projects (ECP) are happy to announce that our Community Choir Project is going live, graduating from a Conceptual Project to a Live, Up -and-Running one.  We are stoked!

We hatched the idea for a Community Choir sometime in February, measured early interest from social media postings, obtained an advisor (Ryan Keeling from the professional choir community, were lucky enough to attract a great Choir Director Benjamin Filippone, and visited numerous churches in the area, applying to and accepted by, the very nice people at The Swissvale Presbyterian Church where Pastor Melissa Morris and her staff, have gone out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Approximately 5 group auditions later, we have a healthy mix of great voices to move forward with, commencing with our first rehearsal on June 15th, from 7:00 — 9:00 PM. Now that we are moving forward, we plan to speed it up a bit, selecting a name for the choir within a week’s time, starting rehearsals, and quickly moving towards a first public appearance, guided by our awesome choir director, who has a great history of enabling the best of voices from his singers.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from ECP, and our many thanks to all who have auditioned, and those accepted into the choir. For individuals who were not selected, we encourage you to keep in touch, keep singing, and audition again at our next round of auditions in the future. We look forward to great rehearsals, performances, enjoyable and fulfilling times together in the near future.

For more information visit our website links at:

John Eastman
Founder Eastman Community Projects

Ben Filippone
Choir Director

P.S. If you are interested in still auditioning for the choir before June 15th, no worries, but act soon. Please contact John Eastman at john@eastmancommunityprojects.org and include “Late Audition Request” in the subject title.
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Our Current Focus

Building Facade Program

ECP’s first Art Centric community project is the Building Facade Program. We’ve completed our first site and it’s located on Nevada St & Arcadia Way in Swissvale, Pittsburgh.  Our second site, on Nevada Street and Monarch Alleyway, is complete on the exterior. We expect the have the interior installation complete within the year.

The Building Facade Program, involves the renting and purchasing of garages, small buildings, and houses in the community of Swissvale, Pittsburgh, all of which will become sites for art installations and available for viewing. The exterior of the buildings will be wrapped in corrugated sheet metal and wood, with a gate facade erected in the front of each selected building, designating it as an art installation site. Some rental garage buildings will only have the sheet metal gate installed.

Inside each building will be an art installation on display and available for viewing on weekends or by appointment. Weekend guidance tours will be available and offer an explanation of the narrative, design, development and function of each installation. Periodically throughout the year (four times yearly), the art installation sites will be replenished with new installations.

Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

Eastman Community Projects (ECP) is a non-profit whose mission is to help communities become more art centric via design, art installations, community programs and events. The nonprofit was founded in October of 2017 by artist John Eastman.

The first project undertaken is a Building Facade Program, involving the renting and purchasing of garages, small buildings, and houses in the community of Swissvale, Pittsburgh, all of which will become sites for art installations and available for viewing. The exterior of the buildings will be wrapped in corrugated sheet metal and wood, with a gate facade erected in the front of each selected building, designating it as an art installation site. Inside each building will be an art installation on display and available for viewing on weekends or by appointment. Weekend guidance tours will be available and offer an explanation of the narrative, design, development and function of each installation. Periodically throughout the year (four times yearly), the art installation sites will be replenished with new installations.

The first Building Facade site is on the corner of Nevada and Arcadia Way which houses the small projects and planning studio of artist John Eastman.

Along with expanding the community’s exposure and awareness to art, the project is an attempt to engage the community to partake in the rebirth and revitalization of the community through art, and design concepts.

More information can be found at www.eastmancommunityprojects.org and WWW.ECPGO.org

ECP’s fiscal sponsor is The Pittsburgh Contingency, a registered Pennsylvania non-profit corporation with federal tax identification #45-5398705 and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under section 501©3 of the tax code. Your contribution/gift/donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

MISSION STATEMENT

Eastman Community Projects (ECP) is a non-profit whose mission is to help communities become more art centric via design, art installations, community programs and events. The nonprofit was founded in October of 2017 by artist John Eastman.

The first project undertaken is a Building Facade Program, involving the renting and purchasing of garages, small buildings, and houses in the community of Swissvale, Pittsburgh, all of which will become sites for art installations and available for viewing. The exterior of the buildings will be wrapped in corrugated sheet metal and wood, with a gate facade erected in the front of each selected building, designating it as an art installation site. Inside each building will be an art installation on display and available for viewing on weekends or by appointment. Weekend guidance tours will be available and offer an explanation of the narrative, design, development and function of each installation. Periodically throughout the year (four times yearly), the art installation sites will be replenished with new installations.

The first Building Facade site is on the corner of Nevada and Arcadia Way which houses the small projects and planning studio of artist John Eastman.

Along with expanding the community’s exposure and awareness to art, the project is an attempt to engage the community to partake in the rebirth and revitalization of the community through art, and design concepts.

More information can be found at www.eastmancommunityprojects.org and WWW.ECPGO.org

ECP’s fiscal sponsor is The Pittsburgh Contingency, a registered Pennsylvania non-profit corporation with federal tax identification #45-5398705 and is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under section 501©3 of the tax code. Your contribution/gift/donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

UP AND COMING PROJECTS

Conceptual stage projects are projects that we are currently thinking about, designing, sketching out, etc. and not quite ready to launch. We will often seek out advice from artist, design, and building peers, as well as community during our conceptualization process in an informal and local discussion way. So stay tuned for more details as each project moves it’s way from concept to potential realization.

UP AND COMING PROJECTS

Conceptual stage projects are projects that we are currently thinking about, designing, sketching out, etc. and not quite ready to launch. We will often seek out advice from artist, design, and building peers, as well as community during our conceptualization process in an informal and local discussion way. So stay tuned for more details as each project moves it’s way from concept to potential realization.