We are making Boston a public art city. You’ve heard us declare this a few times, and you may be thinking, “Yes, I'm in! But, what does it take?” Kate Gilbert reflects on the vision, strategy, relationships and commitment necessary.
What happens when a rock star continues to volunteer at every project and talk you produce? You convince her to be on the Board! We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the N+T Board of Directors: the Boston-based producer, director, innovator, (and our most faithful volunteer), Alberta Chu.
Today, we’re excited to announce the Now + There Public Art Accelerator, which will serve local artists with the curatorial, technical and financial support they need to develop new temporary artworks in Boston in 2018.
Making public art has its own unique qualities. The creative process is vulnerable as people can comment and judge before the work is finished. And yet, its very openness at this delicate stage is, in turn, more dynamic in that it constantly sparks interactions with local inhabitants.
Four months after the inaugural celebration of the mural See Her, artist Ann Lewis and Kate Gilbert, to debrief with Martina Tanga about the successes and stumbling blocks of the project.