With Gratitude

During this the season of thanks our list is long and our hearts are full. We give thanks to these amazing people and organizations who believe, like we do, in the power of public art and who have supported our journey in 2016.

Thank you to YOU, to the over 950 Bostonians who made a promise with artist Paul Ramirez Jonas and the Artist Ambassadors of Public Trust: Jimena Bermejo-Black, Zayde Buti, William Chambers, Rachel Cossar, Julia Cseko, Furen Dai, Maria Finkelmeier, Heather Kapplow, Deniz Khateri, Cassandra Cato Louis, Silvi Naci, Sara Oliver, Lidia Russell, Chanel Thervil, and Graham Yeager.

Ramirez Jonas’s invitation to Bostonians to voice their deepest commitments affirms the power of individuals to repair trust and become the citizen-leaders our world needs. We are grateful for Paul’s vision and generosity of spirit.

We are grateful to the Now + There staff and team who made Public Trust sing in person and in documentation including Communications Coordinator Emily Glaser, Production Director Bianca Mauro, the installation crew at Pro Events and Mission Six, the watchful eyes at Wizard Security, the post-event data geniuses at Supernormal, documentary photographer Ryan C. McMahon, videographers and producers Rafael Salazar and Ava Wiland at RAVA Films. Special thanks goes to John Spiak at Grand Central Arts Center for piloting Public Trust, and to Alexandra Garcia at Gallery Nara Roesler for post-production support.

Public Trust wouldn’t have been in the three diverse greater Boston locations without the support and marketing help of our hosts including Karin Goodfellow of the Boston Art Commission, the Boston Public Library and the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston Properties, Cambridge Arts Council, City of Boston Parks Department and Kendall Square Association.

Spreading the word about the power of public art comes easily with the support of Barbara Quiroga and Associates and the contributors to our joint Art in Service Blog Series including Maggie Cavallo of Alter Projects, Leah Triplett Harrington (and the entire team) at Big, Red & Shiny and Che AndersonJennie CarliseWilliam ChambersElisa Hamilton, and Lori Lobenstine.

Our ability to bring free, contemporary artwork to Boston is sustained by the contributions of 150+ donors, the time and effort of over 30 volunteers, and our incubation space in the Boston Center for the Arts, Artist Studio Building.

Lastly, Now + There would not exist without the initial support of the Lewis Family Foundation, which believes that our communities grow stronger through artistic expression. We’re grateful to have the support of The Boston Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the foundation and supporters who wish to remain anonymous, and the very generous contributions of individuals like you.

Thank you!

Kate Gilbert, Executive Director
And the Now + There Board of Directors: Nick Capasso, Chris Colbert, Emily Foster Day, Geoff Hargadon, Matthew Hincman, and Lisa Tung.