Piano project under way in NH, VT
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Pianos are popping up all over the place in parts of New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a community project called Hands On Pianos.
Local artists have decorated the pianos and placed them in Hanover and surrounding towns on both sides of the New Hampshire-Vermont border. The instruments will remain in place all month, available for anyone to explore and enjoy. Placards on each piano feature the address of an interactive website where people can upload photos and videos of themselves playing the pianos.
And the end of the project, the pianos will be mined for usable and recyclable parts. The project also includes several "partner pianos" already in place in schools, community centers and businesses.