Entering its third month of demystifying the process of creating public art, the N+T Accelerator met last week in a collaboration with the City of Boston’s A.I.R. program and NEFA’s Creative City to chart the wild world of insurance and budgeting. And it wasn't that scary!
I’d like to talk about what happened at Slideshow when the projector wasn’t rolling. About the physical slides themselves, the light table, the loupes, the experience of looking through someone else’s eyes, and the power of a public art object to spark connection and elicit a sense of shared vulnerability between strangers.
2017 is starting strong with some great artist-in-residence opportunities here in the Boston area and further afield. Seeking more experience in public policy, creative placemaking, working with elementary-age students, or immigrant communities? Looking to deepen your socially engaged practice? Keep reading
Guest blog post by MBTA public art finalist Elisa Hamilton on the importance of public art in her childhood and it's influence on her career as an artist.
"Did you know that the glass tile wall of that bus tunnel used to light up? I have childhood memories of waiting near that wall all aglow in blue and red, as if it was magically lit from within. Those colors are still vivid in my memory; maybe you’ve also felt that brilliance. I believe that the people in our communities deserve to have that light alive in our public spaces, and I believe that - with enough support - we can keep the light of public art shining in Massachusetts, so that we can all be illuminated in its glow."