Boston Art Commission

Thermopylae (1966)
Dimitri Hadzi
Bronze
JFK Federal Building, at Cambridge St. and New Sudbury St.
Friday, April 17, 2015 Mather School Request for Qualifications

 

The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture is pleased to announce a new Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to create a permanent public art installation inclusive of landscape improvements on the grounds of the historic Mather School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. This project is a collaborative effort between the City of Boston's Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust (BF), the Boston Art Commission (BAC), the Boston Public School Department, the Mather School Parent Council, and the Art Selection Committee of the Green Space Improvement Project. Artists, designers or teams comprised of an artist and a landscape architect are invited to forward qualifications for this exciting public art and improvement project. As this is a historic site with many uses, collaborative teams of artists and landscape architects or a landscape architect with expertise in public art are particularly encouraged to apply.

The permanent project will be located at the Church Street entrance of the building, a location generally used as a waiting area where parents pick up their children. The area is highly visible, very active and serves as an important bridge between the school and the surrounding neighborhood. The aim of the project is to transform the existing greenspace and its surroundings into a more welcoming, comfortable public site and functional school entrance.
  
Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:59pm EST
   
All qualifications must be submitted via email to: art@publicartboston.com

Applicants must submit the following:
o CV/ Résumé with current contact information.
o Up to 10 .jpg images of relevant past work-- max. file size 1MB per image
o A corresponding, numbered, annotated image list with title, media, dimensions, location, brief description, date of             the work, project budget, and project partners (if applicable)
o Three references (include at least one from a project where the artists also served as project manager/        construction administrator).
o Optional: Additional support material, including press clippings or other relevant information on past projects (1 .pdf file maximum)
  
The full Request for Qualifications can be seen here
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Friday, April 3, 2015 Design Biennial Boston Winners

BOSTON - April 3, 2015 - Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the winners of the fourth Design Biennial Boston, a program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission in collaboration with pinkcomma gallery, BSA Space and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. Following an open call for entries, a distinguished jury selected four firms whose work provides ample evidence of Boston’s rich design talent.   

The 2015 Biennial will feature Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture, Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere of GLD, Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio, and Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group. Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim of IK Studio and Daniel Ibañez and Rodrigo Rubio of Margen-Lab received honorable mention awards this year for their contributions. 


Photo: Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture, National Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012 


"Boston has a deep creative talent pool, and these four selections for the 2015 Design Biennial reflect that," said Mayor Walsh. "I want Boston to be a municipal arts leader, and putting this type of exciting and thoughtful work into the public realm is what gets us closer to that goal. Thank you to our enthusiastic partners, and congratulations to these inspired designers."  

"This fourth installment of the Biennial highlights emerging designers who reflect the diversity and vitality of Boston’s academic and professional architectural scenes," explained Chris Grimley of pinkcomma and over,under, one of the exhibition's curators.

“At a time when the mayor has brought forth much-needed questions about the quality of buildings being produced in the city, the Biennial demonstrates how Boston’s new design talent can be drawn on for its innovative thinking and ability to respond to the challenges we will face in the future.”  

The winning designers’ projects range from speculative visions to constructed interventions, including a monumental library in Slovenia, an installation in a stairway at MIT, the transformation of an industrial tank farm into a shared salt dock and public park in Chelsea, and a cholera treatment center with a wastewater purification facility in Port-au-Prince.   

“We were impressed by the inventiveness of this year’s submissions, which indicate the strength of the region’s upcoming generation,” explained juror Eden Dutcher of GroundView, a Biennial winner from the 2012/13 cycle. “Boston is a city with a growing talent pool of designers who should be given more opportunities to build in their hometown.”  

In addition to a display of their prior work at BSA Space, the four selected design teams will construct site-specific installations on the Rose Kennedy Greenway adjacent to a 250-foot-high suspended art piece by Janet Echelman.   

“We are excited to host the 2015 Biennial on the Greenway,” said Lucas Cowan, curator of public art for the Greenway Conservancy. “With the Biennial installations and Janet Echelman’s piece so close to one another, the Greenway will be home to a wonderful confluence of architecture and public art this summer, showcasing innovative thinkers who make Greater Boston their home.”  

"The Design Biennial Boston, with work exhibited at BSA Space, has provided emerging designers with an invaluable chance to engage the wider public in their imaginative work," commented juror Tim Love AIA, 2015 president of the BSA and a Biennial participant in 2008. "Boston's future is in good hands if these brilliant minds are given more opportunities to shape our city."  

The jury for the 2015 Biennial included curators Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Mark Pasnik (pinkcomma gallery) along with Lucas Cowan (Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy), Eden Dutcher (GroundView), Michael Evans (Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics), Mary Fichtner (BSA Space), Karin Goodfellow (Boston Art Commission), Dan Hisel (Dan Hisel Architect/Wentworth Institute), Eric Höweler (Höweler + Yoon/Harvard University), Tim Love AIA (Utile/Northeastern University/2015 BSA President), and Ana Mijlacki (Project_/MIT).   The public installations will be on view from late June through mid-September.

 

 

JURY COMMENTS   Cristina Parreño Alonso of Cristina Parreño Architecture “The designer’s strong aesthetic and imaginative qualities span several architectural scales, with an attention to craft and detail as well as a deep commitment to an enriched sense of spatial engagement.” www.cristinaparreno.com  

Cynthia Gunadi and Joel Lamere of GLD “This body of experimentation deserves commendation for foregrounding a delicate balance of form and beauty, highly crafted fabrication techniques, interactivity with people, and a thoughtful relationship between the human form and larger spaces.” www.gldarch.com  

Dan and Marie Law Adams of Landing Studio “This team’s coherent proposal for a series of diverse interventions is remarkable because it was completed while engaging a variety of stakeholders in the transformation of an industrial site to a vibrant urban playground.” www.landing-studio.com  

Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks of MASS Design Group  “A firm known for its beautiful humanitarian medical facilities abroad will now be given a chance to do its first installation in the practice’s home city, which we expect will display the same lightness, grace, economy, and public engagement characterizing the earlier work.” www.massdesigngroup.org

 MORE INFORMATION

About the Design Biennial Boston The Biennial showcases the most significant leaders among early-career, independent design talent in Massachusetts through a juried exhibition and site-specific, outdoor installation. The mission is to create a more vibrant design community that will contribute to Boston’s evolving culture, shape, and economic health. The first iteration of the Biennial—known as the Young Architects Boston Group—was held at pinkcomma gallery in 2008. In 2010, the event was renamed the Design Biennial Boston, and in 2012/13 it moved to BSA Space. Past participants include nineteen designers: Ground, Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LinOldhamOffice, Merge Architects, MOS, over,under, SsD, Studio Luz Architects, UNI, and Utile in 2008; C&MP, Dan Hisel Architect, Schneider Studio, Touloukian Touloukian, and William O’Brien Jr. in 2010; and GroundView, Kiel Moe, Matter Design, Project_ in 2012/13. www.designbiennialboston.com 

About BSA Space architects.org/bsaspace BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston)—Boston’s leading cultural institution on architecture and design—is home to the Boston Society of Architects and BSA Space Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.  

About pinkcomma gallery pinkcomma.com Founded in 2007, pinkcomma gallery strives to make design more pivotal in the city’s political and cultural discourses—and across disciplines of architecture, landscape, graphics, urbanism, interiors, and industrial design.   

About the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics newurbanmechanics.org The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston serves as the City's innovation incubator, building partnerships between internal agencies and outside entrepreneurs to pilot projects that address resident needs. The Mechanics strive to engage the community in developing projects that will reshape city government and improve the services it provides.  

About the Boston Art Commission publicartboston.com The Boston Art Commission, first assembled in 1890, advocates for creative place-making through the integration of public art into Boston’s civic spaces. From siting and funding temporary art on City property to reviewing and approving proposals for permanent public art, the Art Commission actively fosters community engagement in Boston’s cultural landscape. With a board of nine dedicated, Boston-based arts professionals appointed by the Mayor, the Art Commission also has custody of all permanent artworks sited on public property.

About the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy rosekennedygreenway.org The Conservancy is the designated steward of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston that connect people and the city with beauty and fun. The non-profit Conservancy maintains, programs, and improves the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Pop-Up: Franklin Park Art Grove

Pop-Up: Franklin Park Art Grove 

Request for Proposals

The Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture is proud to announce a new call to artists. The Boston Art Commission, in collaboration with the Franklin Park Coalition, the William Monroe Trotter Institute, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, invite artists and artist collectives to submit proposals for temporary, site-related work as part of Pop-Up: Franklin Park Art Grove. This will be a three-tiered program that will include a selection of outdoor art interventions, public talks, and artist-led youth workshops. Pop-Up: Franklin Park Art Grove will be sited in Franklin Park’s Wilderness Picnic Grove during the month of August 2015. Selected proposals will receive up to $1,500 in funding.

 

Info Session: Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5-7pm at the Franklin Park Clubhouse

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:59pm

 

Theme: Endurance

The theme of Pop-Up: Franklin Park Art Grove is endurance. This theme can be broadly interpreted, from the literal endurance of nature as it renews itself every year to the endurance of cities and cultures over time.

 

Priority will be given to interactive proposals that are rooted in this theme, fostering connections between the local community, the natural resources of the area, and the cultural context of Franklin Park. Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply. Accepted media may include sculpture, fashion design, installation, music, painting, drawing, performance, or dance. Collaborations between artists working in different media are encouraged.

 

Proposal Details

  • Proposals are due by Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:59pm.
  • The theme of Franklin Park Art Grove is endurance. Successful proposals will address this theme in some way.
  • Proposals must be sited in Franklin Park’s Wilderness Picnic Grove.
  • Artists/collectives must submit a budget detailing all artist fees and project expenses. Selected proposals will receive up to $1,500.
  • All proposals must be able to withstand extended public interaction and exposure to the elements.
  • Works will be exhibited outdoors for the duration of the event (August 8-31).
  • Please see the online application for installation restrictions and requirements.
  • Franklin Park Art Grove opening weekend will be August 8-9. Artists must attend the opening weekend to interact with the public. Artists are encouraged to present a public workshop or performance during this time.
  • An information session for interested applicants will be held at the Franklin Park Clubhouse on April 23 from 5-7pm. Any updates will be added here, to the News section of publicartboston.com

 

Submission Details

  • All proposals must be submitted through the online form, available here.
  • Please consult the online application for the submission checklist and terms of agreement.
  • Selected artists will be announced mid to late May 2015.
  • For additional information, please contact art@publicartboston.com

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 The Boston (ähts) Festival is ready for a new name!

The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture is running a competition to rename the Boston Arts Festival. This annual festival is a celebration of Boston's visual and performing arts. The festival is held over two days on September 5 + 6 in Columbus Waterfront Park and features a juried exhibition of work by emerging artists, art making demonstrations, live music, and craft and food vendors.

The new name should reflect the dynamic arts scene in the City of Boston, and the diverse set of offerings at the festival.

Submit up to three suggestions here for consideration before midnight on April 5, 2015.

The winning name will be selected by staff in the Mayors Office of Arts + Culture and will be awarded a $250 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials! If more than one person has submitted the same selected winning name, the prize winner will be drawn at random from those names.


Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will not be able to accept submissions via emails or telephone. Please submit your suggestions online through this link.

 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 South Station Finalists Present Designs

Celebrating Women in Transportation: South Station Public Art Project Finalist Presentations 

 

In October, two finalists were selected for the opportunity to develop a public art piece in Boston’s South Station showcasing women’s contributions to the transportation industry. The finalists, handpicked from a pool of 195 artists, are Beth Galston of Massachusetts, and Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee of Texas.

 

The artists’ concepts will be revealed to the public for the first time on Tuesday February 24 in meeting held at the Green Line Extension project office in Boston. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the designs first and support your fellow WTS members in advancing the WTS mission.

 

Join us for the Presentation of Artist’s Design Concepts for the WTS-Boston Public Art Project in South Station   

  

Tuesday, 

Feb. 24, 2015 

6:00 – 9:00 PM 

 

MBTA Green Line Extension Conference Room

100 Summer St., 2ndFl.

Boston, MA 02110

  

RSVP required:info@nitscheng.com

Free and Open to the Public

 

After the concepts are presented, there will be the opportunity for additional public review and input on-line. A WTS-led selection committee will make the final determination in the coming months.

 

Get to know the artists…

Beth Galston: http://www.bethgalston.com

Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee: http://www.resite-studio.com

 

For more information, visit www.wtsbostonpublicart.com

Follow us on Twitter

@wts_boston

 

Please feel free to contact our project manager, Jean Mineo (JeanMineo@aol.com) or WTS Public Art Co-Chairs, Lisa Brothers (lbrothers@nitscheng.com) or Hyun-a Park (hpark@spypondpartners.com) with any questions.

 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 State of the City Poem 2015: Praisesong for Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s State of the City speech on January 13,

featured a poem crafted by City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges

Praisesong for Boston 

Begin with the Massachusett, setting nets in the harbor
Of Boston, before it was Boston harbor—Quonehassit,
Place of clear water, and arrive at my door.  I, immigrant

Like so many settlers nestled in your arms, write this poem
To you Boston.  If I write Trimount it is for your hills,
Some still standing, others razed, the land changed, as lands are,

As time passes, and yet history is yours, Boston, the good and bad of it,
The inarticulated and the often-stated:  A Puritan’s beacon, Wheatley’s
Pen, Winthrop’s city upon a hill, Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured

Citizens of the world, the vision and grandeur that are Gardner’s,
The words lost to the grey and blue Atlantic.  If I place an emerald
Necklace at your feet, it is to match the medallions of your ever-turning

Wheels:  bicycles and school-buses, the railroads and helms of trade
And fate, of fire and grit, of determination’s grip, of cod and beans,
And the great house of science, and the great house of knowledge,

And the great house of art.  International since the day you were born,
If cities are born.  And if you are grown, then out of everything you
Have grown:  a revolution’s spark, the arc of a wide bridge,

Cable-stayed, lit electric, wharves and new waves,
And the complicated notions of freedom and forward,
And the ease of summer days and sturdy neighbors:

Chris, young terror of Sumner Street; Alana eating a pear,
Already in third grade; John, but call him Mac; Santiago
Who yells louder than God; and Wendy who yells louder;

And Wayne, uncle to all, from his big yellow house greeting
Each newcomer to the neighborhood.

Danielle Legros Georges

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 ONEin3 Council Accepting Applications!
Mayor Walsh’s ONEin3 Council is pleased to announce they are now accepting applications!

BOSTON – Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a call for applications for the 2015 ONEin3 Council. The ONEin3 Council is an action-oriented group charged with brainstorming, creating, and carrying out projects that directly impact the lives of Boston’s 20-34 year olds. 

“We’re proud to have the highest percent of young adults out of any major city in the country,” said Mayor Walsh. “The ONEin3 Council gives us an opportunity to challenge young adults to think big and become neighborhood leaders. This population is diverse, well-educated, and full of ideas that will help us grow the city in a sustainable and positive way.”  

The Council will spend the year using its talent and innovation to identify ways in which Boston can grow as an inviting, connected, culturally rich and sustainable place for young adults. Projects may include work on housing policy, economic development, public art and neighborhood engagement. Throughout the ONEin3 Council Term, members also hear from key members of the Mayor’s staff as well as leaders from within City Hall.         

Last year’s ONEin3 Council was comprised of 31 Boston residents, including 16 women and 15 men, who live in 17 different neighborhoods across Boston and worked in 22 unique industries. Last year, the ONEin3 program received more than 300 applications for the Council, showing a robust interest for involvement and engagement. 

Applications for the Council can be found here. For more information on the ONEin3 Program, please visit www.ONEin3Boston.com.  
 
ONEin3 is supported by staff and resources from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Fort Point Grant Opportunity

The Fort Point Channel Operations Board is pleased to announce the following grant program for 2015:


The Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program provides financial resources for capital improvements and public programming within and along the Fort Point Channel as envisioned in the City of Boston’s Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation PlanFollow this link for the application form and guidelines.
 
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Projects that construct capital improvements within the Fort Point Channel or develop creative water-based programming within and around the edge of the Fort Point Channel for the general public will be considered. These projects can include: 
 Capital Improvements - Projects that include the construction of new water-based infrastructure that further implements the City of Boston’s Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan will be considered. 

 Public Programming - Projects that include the development of new public programming that activate the Fort Point Channel including but not limited to public events, new public art installations, and public education installations. 
 
For examples of past projects, please see the list of 2014 Grant Awardees.
 
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit. For profit organizations may be eligible, at the discretion of the Fort Point Channel Operations Board, if the project constitutes a not-for-profit, public, eligible project.
 
BUDGET: The Fort Point Channel Operations Board expects to award up to $50,000 in total funding for the 2015 Grant Program.  Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding.

Applications are due 5:00 p.m. February 20, 2015

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Monday, November 24, 2014 "Fenway's 30 Second Cinema"Winners Announced

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Boston Art Commission Announce Winners of "Fenway's 30 Second Cinema" 

BOSTON - The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) and Boston Art Commission are proud to announce the winners of “Fenway's 30 Second Cinema,” a digital art competition which gives Boston-area artists the opportunity to display their work on a prominent digital sign next to Fenway Park.

MONUM and the Boston Art Commission asked artists to submit their digital art, such as motion graphics and short films, up to 30 seconds long. Representatives of MONUM and the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture judged the submissions

“Fenway’s 30 Second Cinema competition is a terrific opportunity for Boston-area digital artists to showcase their work to thousands of residents and visitors in a high-visibility public space,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The high quality of these submissions speaks to the overwhelming talent and creative vision in the City of Boston that will make one of Boston’s most beloved streets even more dynamic.”

Twelve winners were selected and will have their pieces displayed on the Orange Barrel Media digital sign at the intersection of Ipswich and Lansdowne Streets starting today. The winning submissions will be displayed every hour for 30 seconds between regular advertising programming on the digital sign (14 feet high by 48 feet wide). In addition, the City will award the winning artists $300.

“Fenway's 30-Second Cinema” is part of a host of initiatives from the City of Boston to engage and highlight Boston's creative community in public spaces. Recent activities include the Boston Art Commission’s Pop-Up! Dudley Connections (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=14764) a pop-up art series in Dudley Square, and the Public Space Invitational (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=10651), a civic design competition that invited artists, designers, and engineers to rethink Boston's public spaces.

To view “Fenway’s 30 Second Cinema” winners, visit: http://fenway2014.newurbanmechanics.org/    

 

The 12 Winning Submissions:

Corey Corcoran's “12 Items or Less”

Corcoran is a Boston-based artist and illustrator. His work has been exhibited throughout the country and extensively in the Greater Boston area including group shows at LaMontagne Gallery, Suffolk University Art Gallery, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, and Montserrat College of Art. His work has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Beautiful Decay. Corcoran received a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and he is a 2011 recipient of a Clowes Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. Most recently, he has created several animations for the outdoor marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 

 

Rob Eckel's “Walls of Water”

Eckel has had a life-long passion for film that by high school began skewing towards the surreal and experimental. During his senior year of high school he attended the Fast Forward program at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Film Production and now works as a freelance Director of Photography, editor, and production worker around New England and beyond.

 

Sarah Gay-O'Neill's “In the Crowd”

Gay-O’Neill is an artist and educator based in Boston. She can be found teaching animation and digital media at MassArt and Harvard University. Gay-O’Neill is a long-time contributing member of Rifrakt Artist Collective who participated in a show at Boston City Hall regarding three family homes in Boston proper. In March 2013 she received a glowing review from Artscope Magazine as well as a Maker’s Mark Award at the 2013 MassArt Auction. Her animations have screened at a number of festivals garnering awards along the way.

 

Lina Maria Giraldo's “Up”

Giraldo is a Boston-based media artist who holds a Master of Professional Studies on Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she was the recipient of both the Paulette Godard and the Tisch School Scholarships. She was awarded the Tsongas Scholarship at Mass College of Art, where she majored in Studio of interrelated Media with Departmental Honors and Academic Distinction. Her work has been displayed in galleries and shows as well as public spaces throughout Boston, New York, and Colombia. The Boston Globe, ABC News, and WBGH have highlighted her. Giraldo was selected to be part of the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery in the category of the Arts and has received grants from the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and the St. Botolph Foundation.

 

Ravi Jain's “Binds”

Jain is multi-disciplinary artist whose work has played out across Boston in the guises of a car-based talk show (“DriveTime”), an innovative web sitcom set in Jamaica Plain (“Three Abreast”) and as self-proclaimed “Transportation Pioneer” inaugurating new roads and rail lines. Jain oversees video and multimedia development for Boston College's Office of Marketing Communications and teaches Digital Media at Northeastern University.

 

Michael Lewy's “Office Chair”

Lewy is an artist who works in a variety of media including photography, video and computer graphics. He received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and also works as an illustrator for such clients as the New York Times book review and HiLow books. He is the author of Chart Sensation, a book of PowerPoint charts and has shown at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Pacific Film Archives, and Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.

 

Robert Maloney's “Endless”

Maloney is a Boston-based mixed media artist and instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from MassArt. Maloney’s 2D and 3D constructions and video work incorporates elements of the urban landscape, typography, topography and architecture. Maloney’s recent body of work explores the passing of time and the accumulation and deterioration of human experiences as they are subjected to various states of temporal erosion. In the end, only a trace of these elements may remain as if they are the footprints or skeletons of their previous existences.

 

Denise Manseau's “particles and waves”

Manseau investigates the nature of constantly changing relationships in the environment. With drawing and painting at the core of her practice, she has expanded her methodology to include sound vibration and light as a medium in drawing and video. Manseau holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She maintains a studio at the Arts Research Collaborative, an art space in Lowell dedicated to arts dialogue and education.

 

Matthew Shanley's “Ferry Ride”

Shanley is a multimedia artist whose range of practice includes sound, installation, public art, generative computer projects, video, Internet art, and print. He holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently resides in Boston.

 

Cindy Sherman Bishop's “The Way You Move”

Sherman Bishop is a visual artist, filmmaker, and digital creative. Originally a software developer and a painter, her work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression to realizing immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. She received her MFA in Dynamic Media at Massachusetts College of Art in 2013, and is continuing to explore the intersection of art, video, and technology at MIT with a fellowship in the Comparative Media Studies department. She also has various exhibitions scheduled including one at the Peabody Essex Museum this spring.

 

Remi Thornton's “Stucco House”

Thornton is an artist and photographer from Melrose. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and his photographs have been highly collected by private and public collections including Fidelity Investments and Wellington Management. Thornton is currently represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Thornton lives with his wife and a heavily-photographed Chihuahua/Pug mix named Winnie Cooper. 

 

Andrea Zampitella's “Within and Without Bounds”

Zampitella is a multimedia video and performance artist. In Zampitella’s current work, she confines herself to reveal a sense of restrictiveness, lyricism, and subsequent humanity. Zampitella's performance and installations explore the threshold of pain and beauty and the tension between the natural and manmade. Zampitella has exhibited in galleries and public spaces around Boston including the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, The Boston Children’s Museum, Axiom Gallery, Mobius Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Andrea Zampitella attended the Massachusetts College of Art where she earned a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and Studio for Interrelated Media. Currently, she is a Library/Media Specialist at Winchester High School.

 

About the Boston Art Commission

The Boston Art Commission is the oldest municipal art commission in the United States, established in 1890 to approve and site new public art on property owned by the City of Boston. It aims to engender and support a thriving artistic consciousness throughout Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods.

 

About the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston serves as the City's innovation incubator, building partnerships between internal agencies and outside entrepreneurs to pilot projects that address resident needs.

 

About Orange Barrel Media

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Orange Barrel Media provides outdoor advertising across the country, including digital signs near Fenway Park and Boston's Innovation District. Their displays feature a blend of public service, arts, community content, and sponsored messages.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 Rosie's Place Mural Dedication

As part of their 40th anniversary celebration this year, Rosie’s Place commissioned a mural that features the images of four local champions of social justice: Melnea Cass, Frieda Garcia, Judy Norsigian and Kip Tiernan.

The vibrant 12’ x 24’ mural was recently affixed to the exterior back wall of the organization's auxiliary office space at 47 Thorndike Street, Boston and faces Melnea Cass Boulevard. Click here for photos of the creative process this summer with the Mayor’s Mural Crew!

You are invited to the dedication of the mural at 47 Thorndike Street, on 
Wednesday, December 3 at 4 p.m.

There will be remarks by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Rosie’s Place Executive Director Sue Marsh, and Mayor’s Mural Crew Director Heidi Schork, followed by refreshments.

Please RSVP to mchausse@rosiesplace.org or 617.318.0210.


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