SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was chosen to be Featured Project and Top 20 Public Vote Finalist for ArtPrize9 in Grand Rapids, MI from September 20 – October 8, 2017.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and the Boston Art Commission today announced the successful completion of projects created by the 10 artists selected for the City of Boston’s artist-in-residence program, Boston AIR. These projects represent varying arts disciplines, from printmaking to sculpting and more, and builds on the Mayor’s commitment to implementing Boston Creates, the City’s cultural plan.
More on Ann Hirsch’s project here
Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A+J Art+Design are honored to have been selected to create a public art project in Boston’s oldest public square, North Square.Their concept was selected through a highly competitive open call for artists.
The team will work with the Boston Public Works Department (PWD), the Boston Art Commission, and the North End community to further develop their initial proposal. The public art project will be implemented in conjunction with an overall reconstruction project in North Square. The project will be installed in 2018.
Mayor Marty Walsh announced in a statement earlier this week that 10 locals have been chosen for the nine-month residency supported by Boston AIR. The artists will help develop ways to improve Boston by promoting the presence of art and culture in everyday life.
“Arts and culture form the building blocks that make our city thrive,” Walsh said in the statement. “They encourage us to engage with each other and connect to the larger community.”
“Almost two years ago to the day, a crowd gathered around under overcast, rainy skies to witness Russell’s statue get unveiled in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The bust in his honor was the first phase of the Bill Russell Legacy Project, which aims to honor Russell’s contributions as a player, a human rights advocate and a mentor to young children in the Boston community. On Wednesday afternoon, ahead of Boston’s season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, Phase Two of the project was unveiled amid similarly dreary weather.”