At the corner of Harriet & Sayles Streets, about a block over from South Providence Library, a formerly rundown basketball court now pops with color. My HomeCourt is a non-profit that, along with PC—Galleries, commissions contemporary artists to spruce up some of the more neglected basketball courts around the city. The annual commission began last fall with Jim Drain’s zany Fargnoli Park court* on Smith Street, and last week the second was dedicated. It features designs from Providence painter Jordan Seaberry, who works around the corner at the Nonviolence Institute, and New York based Dominican painter Joiri Minaya, whose work in Brown’s Fertile Ground* exhibit is up for two more weeks. The courts are newly dedicated to Omar Polanco, a neighborhood resident who was killed at that corner in 2012.
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October 21 2019