Burned NDG public piano to be repainted
On Saturday the street art community of NDG will be coming together to bring a happy ending to a sad story we brought you earlier this week. They're repainting the public piano in NDG Park on Girouard Street that was destroyed by vandals.
Last Tuesday night, just one week before the piano was supposed to be unveiled, it was lit on fire and tagged with graffiti.
But the NDG street artists want the neighborhood to know that they didn't destroy the piano.
“It’s important for people to understand that it isn’t the graffiti community that’s doing this, this is a person or a group of people, who are vandalising,” Julian Cargnello told CJAD. He’s the street artist who was chosen by the City of Montreal to paint the piano when the program was planned.
“We’re really trying to tighten the community of street artists," Osti One, a graffiti artist, who also manages SubV, an art supply store next to the park, told CJAD. “We try to do a lot of education with the kids to get them out of vandalising and more into art.”
Julian Cargnello along with other street artists will be painting the piano in NDG Park on Girouard Street as of noon on Saturday. SubV will be donating the paint.
The piano was one of five public pianos introduced in parks across Montreal as part of a city initiative.
Photo courtesy: Julian Cargnello