Looking Back to See Our Way Forward - MLK & Bancroft, Berkeley, CA
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N 37° 52.014 W 122° 16.346
10S E 563994 N 4191296
Quick Description: Looking Back to See Our Way Forward is one of several utility boxes around Berkeley High School. The art was done by the Arts and Humanities Academy Class of 2012 as part of the Streets Alive project in Berkeley.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2013 3:24:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMGRPM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
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The Earth Island Institute is working to support increasing nature and art in Berkeley, California. The Streets Alive project is an effort to bring vibrant public art to utility boxes in Berkeley.

Looking Back to See Our Way Forward is one of a series of utility boxes around Berkeley High School that features graduates of the school. Each box features four alumni, one on each side. A brunaille portrait is set on a background of of lined, 3-ring binder paper. Beneath each picture is a short typeset name and description of the alumni. The featured alumni on this box are playwright Thorton Wilder, author Ariel Schrag, and Sci-Fi author Ursula K. Le Guin, novelist Philip K. Dick.

Thorton Wilder
class of 1910, was an accomplished novelist
and playwright best known for writing
Our Town. He is the author of Pulitzer-Prize
winning novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey,
and his play The Matchmaker broke
the record for most nights performed on
Broadway with 486 performances.
Ariel Schrag
class of 1998, was an author of
multiple biographical novels such
as Potential, which was adapted
into a major motion film. Ariel was also
an illustrator and co-wrote multiple comic books, and was a writer for HBO.
Ursula K. Le Guin
class of 1946, wrote science fiction
throughout middle and high school.
She is an award winning science
fiction fantasy novelist, and author
of the The Left Hand of Darkness
and many more novels.
Philip K. Dick
class of 1946, was an American Sci-Fi
novelist who wrote 44 published novels
such as A Scanner Darkly, Blade Runner
and The Adjustment Bureau. Ten of his
novels have been adapted into major
motion films as well as Marvel comics
and theater adaptations.

Name of Artist: Arts and Humanities Academy Class of 2012

Title of the Art: Looking Back to See Our Way Forward

Year Decorated: 2012

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