From the Harford County Cultural Arts Board:
The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is proud to announce a new public piano program called Be a Key Player which debuted Friday, August 6th at First Fridays in Bel Air. The idea originated in London by an artist who decorated donated pianos and placed them around the city as an art’s installation. The popular program is now a global movement that has spread to cities around the world.
Robert Titelman, a member of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and President of Skylight Creative Ideas, Inc. brought this unique idea to the Cultural Arts Board, and through a donated piano from the Maryland Conservatory of Music; some donated space from the town of Bel Air (Bel Air Downtown Alliance) and some elbow grease needed to paint the piano bright yellow from the Cultural Arts Board the project came to fruition.
So look for the bright yellow piano at the Bel Air Barbecue Bash on Saturday, August 14th in the Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot from 9-12:00 PM and at the Bel Air Festival for the Arts on Sunday, September 19th. For additional information regarding the Be a Key Player! Piano Project call 410-638- 3578 or go to www.culturalartsboard.org.
Mary Ellen Graybill says
Congratulations on a great idea for pianos for the city of Bel Air!! I played 5 or 6 different decorated pianos in the Lancaster, PA program called “Keys for the City” this past summer. They were sponsored by several businesses, even non profits, and placed around town. There were over 20 of them and they were available for playing 24/7. I wonder if there will be more pianos for Bel Air and environs? I have someone that wants to donate one.
The Lancaster program was started with an agreement with the Mayor’s office, an artist group, and a man named John Gerdy. I would be happy to volunteer to get the details if needed.
Is there going to be another day to play this one piano in Bel Air? I missed the first two! Thanks, and very best wishes for a creative idea!!! mary ellen graybill