Paint, Pianos and Togetherness: How art is helping a community

Paint, Pianos and Togetherness: How art is helping a community


>>Reporter: FROM THE UNDISPUTABLE SOUND OF A PROFESSIONAL PIANIST TO A PIANIST IN THE MAKING — ♪ HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE ♪>>THAT WAS A LITTLE — WE HAVE TO WORK ON OUR HARMONY.>>Reporter: THE HARMONIES FLOWING ARE THE DREAM OF LOCAL COMPOSER AND MANAGER OF STEINWAY PIANO GALLERY.>>WE DONATED TEN PIANOS TO THE CITY. TOGETHER I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM TO FIND ARTISTS.>>Reporter: CUE THE YOUNGEST SOLO PAINTER SELECTED BY DOWNTOWN WALNUT CREEK.>>IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS A REFLEX FOR ME.>>Reporter: YOU COULDN’T MESS UP?>>NO, NO.>>Reporter: SHE IS AMONG TEN LOCAL PAINTERS WHO GOT A PIANO, BRUSHES AND PAINT. THEIR WORKS OF ART ARE ALL AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA.>>WE’RE LOOKING FOR A STORAGE SPACE TO PUT THEM AWAY DURING THE WINTER TIME.>>Reporter: FOR 17-YEAR-OLD ALI, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME SHE’S DISPLAYED HER ART ARP HER NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS TIME IT’S DIFFERENT, LOUDER, BRIGHTER, AND WITH A MESSAGE THAT GOES BEYOND MUSIC. THEY’RE FLYING ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE. IS THAT A MESSAGE?>>I WAS HOPING THEY COULD REPRESENT LEAVES OR PETALS OR FOOTSTEPS AND REPRESENT THE TOGETHERNESS OF THE COMMUNITY ALL FOLLOWING AND WORKING AS ONE.>>Reporter: AS STRANGERS WALKED BY, WE ASKED, DO YOU THINK YOU’RE BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA OR PAINTING A BETTER BAY AREA?>>I HOPE I’M PAINTING A BETTER BAY AREA. I THINK IT’S BROUGHT THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.>>Reporter: FOR THIS YOUNG ARTIST THE CHALLENGE OF PAINTING A

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