We’re partnering with Arts Connect International to sponsor the 2019 Arts Equity Summit and present a panel “Loop-breaking: creating a virtuous cycle of public art production” to consider the challenges of creating truly community-oriented artworks and discuss barriers to entry for public art artists and audiences alike.
The Commonwealth Ave Mall was among Boston’s first planned public spaces. But when construction on the Mall began in 1856, it signaled the very beginning of an urban planning renaissance in the city that lasted through the Gilded Age (1870's - 1900). Now it’s the site of Liz Glynn: Open House, enriching it’s already potent message about access to public space.
Here’s to our volunteers! As the volunteer coordinator for Patterned Behavior, I met over thirty hardworking and passionate people whose help was vital in making our project a reality. They painted, primed, greeted, and directed traffic for over two weeks, and everyone who came out brought their own unique perspective and enthusiasm to the site.