Currently off the streets.
This piano was decorated by Jennifer Mark and Juliet Moran of Open Eye Art. They write:
"This beautiful Chicago made piano is gilded with various NW plants that are familiar to everyone in the region. There are trillium, crocosmia, Oregon grape, ferns and hyacinth and even a bird. We chose to add a chalkboard on the back because we thought it would be cool for the musicians to share their name or even a message with their audiences. So often we listen to amazing street musicians and we never learn their names or hear their stories.
"We knew the piano would be a “magnet” for kids so we hid a tiny trompe l'oeil mouse on the back. We made sure the piano was interesting up close, far away and from all sides.
When we first started cleaning up the piano we discovered some fun clues that alluded to its past.
- Pieces of a broken coffee carafe
- A jack
- A Black guitar key
- A marble
- Part of a binding from a Kewpie Book from the 20’s
- Tag showing it was last tuned at Meier and Frank in 1932
This piano is sponsored by Umpqua Bank.
About Piano! Push Play!
We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.