Mind the Heart! is a global art project that promotes mindfulness through site-specific street art, public actions, community events and lectures. The project, established in 2009, is a collaboration between Israeli artists Maya Gelfman & Roie Avidan.
The project has been featured in numerous media outlets – print, online, television and radio – as well as in two international art books in Germany and France. Recent coverage includes Culture Map Houston and Street Art NYC.
Alongside thousands of works in the streets and serendipitous participants in the Heart Community, in over a hundred cities across five continents, Mind the Heart! has partnered (through public events, exhibitions, lectures and commissioned works) with dozens of cities and institutions. Here below is a selected list.
Halcyon House / By the People Festival, Washington DC – Five events at and in partnership with The Smithsonian, Washington National Cathedral, Union Market, The ARC, Walter Reed.
City of Houston, TX – Community event & exhibition in partnership with Houston First, Houston City Hall and The Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.
City of Portsmouth, NH – Community event & exhibition in partnership with the City of Portsmouth, Prescott Park and 3S Gallery.
City of Decatur, GA – Community event & exhibition in partnership with City of Decatur, Decatur Arts Alliance and Core Dance.
City of Truth or Consequences, NM – Mural & installation.
Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga TN – Community event & permanent mural.
Building 98 Historical Landmark, Marfa TX – Permanent work.
Hillary R. Clinton Children’s Library, Little Rock AR – Community event.
Hope Community Center, Apopka FL – Week-long activity with one hundred DACA dreamers – talks, Heart Event, exhibition & two murals.
Rice University, Houston TX – Masterclass.
Kennesaw State University, GA – Masterclass & Heart Event.
University of Central Arkansas – Permanent installation at University + Pop-Up public installation, summing up a week of sessions and activities across Conway.
CORE Dance, Atlanta GA – Mural & Heart Event.
Atlanta Center for Civic Innovation, GA – Talk & Heart Event.
Reimagine End of Life, San Francisco CA – Talk & Heart Event, in partnership with Mission Hospice & PJCC.
Savannah Country Day School, GA – Talk, masterclasses & Heart Event.
Oak Hill School, Gainesville FL – Talk & Heart Event.
Lake Mary Montessori Academy, FL – Talk & Heart Event.
Israel National Museum – Mural & installation.
City of Tel Aviv – Community event & exhibition and subsequent semi-permanent exhibition in City Hall in partnership with Beit Tami, City of Tel Aviv, Mayor’s Office.
Israeli Children’s Museum – Murals & installations.
Thailand – National Gallery, Bangkok – Talk.
Italy – MILU Art Hotel & Gallery, Florence – permanent installation.
England – ArtRooms Art Fair, London – installation.
Many more things are cooking, and will be updated as they happen.
The project is always open to possible partnerships, so please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-957-9345