Everyday Genius

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Everyday Genius

May 23, 2020 - October 29, 2020

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There are many shapes, sizes and environments where Everyday Genius is exemplified, including the achievements of Philadelphia’s teachers, artists, medical workers, scientists, and activists. Everyday Genius describes the unsung acts of leadership, innovation, and creativity that make our community so vibrant. Da Vinci Art Alliance is choosing to uncover the Everyday Genius of Philadelphia by highlighting leaders and trailblazers on social media, digitally archived on their website, and hung in a professional exhibition at Da Vinci Fest.

Da Vinci Art Alliance’s robotic drawing arm, Henri, is helping to honor these amazing folks by drawing a custom portrait of them that they will receive as a gift after Da Vinci Fest in October 2020.

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Da Vinci Art Alliance’s robotic drawing arm, Henri, is helping to honor amazing Philadelphia heroes—medical workers, scientists, teachers, artists, and more—by drawing custom portraits of these vital, essential workers.  The project and online exhibit, called Everyday Genius, features these portraits in a celebration of Philadelphia’s unsung leaders and trailblazers who bring people together.

Using a photo provided by a nominated Genius, Henri renders their likeness in a drawing to be showcased in an upcoming professional exhibition at Da Vinci Fest in October 2020.  The ultimate goal is to celebrate and highlight underrepresented voices, boast front-line workers, and increase arts engagement during the pandemic by inspiring positive and spreading hope.



May 23, 2020
October 29, 2020
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Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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