Gift to PAS: An Immigrant Alphabet – Letters H and W
Penn Alexander has received two alphabet letters of the #iAlphabet project from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture. The 11’x16’ letters “H” (happiness in Bengali) and “W” (water in Arabic ) have been installed on the exterior gym wall along 43rd Street. The Immigrant Alphabet is a public art installation produced by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture featuring the work of artist Wendy Ewald in collaboration with eighteen Northeast High School students exploring their immigrant experiences. The book America, Border, Culture, Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z features the banner images and student narratives. #iAlphabet was displayed at the Municipal Services Building in Center City Philadelphia from September 2017 through July 2018. An official unveiling of the banners at PAS will take place on January 25, 2020. The other letters of the alphabet appear around the city. More at www.ialphabet.org
Banners of the letters “H” and “W” are installed at PAS on exterior gym wall, along 43rd Street.