Melanie Pappadis Faranello

Public Art Projects

Poetry on the Streets, LLC

Melanie Faranello is the founder of Poetry on the Streets, LLC. She started Poetry on The Streets in Hartford, CT, as an interactive exhibit designed to engaged people passing by in writing an original poem based on a word chosen from a "jar of emotions." The mission of POTS is to engage communities in creative expression and connect through sharing the voices and stories of people from many  walks of life.

She was chosen as a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies for the 2019 New England Cohort, and named one of "14 community organizers who create equity in the face of inequity," by The Pollination Project. 

Interview by Greater Hartford Arts Council:

Grant from Pollination Project, based in Berkeley, CA:

#The Poetry Bus: project Spring 2021

 "Essential Voices from the Pandemic"-in response to COVID-19 2020

Gallery Show: POTS 

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