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 acclaimed Israeli artists Maya Gelfman & Roie Avidan.
he project has been featured in various 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 numerous cities and institutions (here below is a selected list).
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.
Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga TN – Community event & permanent mural.
Hillary R. Clinton Children’s Library, Little Rock AR – Community event.
Hope Community Center, Apopka FL – Week-long activity with DACA dreamers – talks, Heart Event, exhibition & two murals.
Rice University, Houston TX – Masterclass.
Kennesaw State University, GA – Masterclass & Heart Event.
CORE Dance, Atlanta GA – Mural & Heart Event.
Atlanta Center for Civic Innovation, GA – Talk & Heart Event.
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 – commissioned mural & installation.
City of Tel Aviv – Community event & exhibition and subsequent permanent exhibition in City Hall in partnership with Beit Tami, City of Tel Aviv, Mayor’s Office.
Israeli Children’s Museum – commissioned murals & installations.
Thailand – National Gallery, Bangkok – Talk.
Italy – MILU Art Hotel & Gallery, Florence – commissioned 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