On the eve of the unveiling of the Bill Russell Legacy Project on Boston City Hall Plaza almost seven years ago today, this actually happened. For the first time in years, I’m hopeful that the Office of the U.S. President might have its dignity restored along with some of the promise this country has represented.

We just have to VOTE!!!!





Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A+J Art+Design have been awarded a 2020 Preservation Award along with the North Square reconstruction team and Katie Couric is hosting the virtual ceremony which is aptly titled “There’s More to the Story”!!! For more on the event and to attend, please go here.

Whether or not you can attend, you can choose this year’s Fan Favorite from among the nine awardee’s here.

We are particularly grateful that this project has been acknowledged as a model for future preservation work and for its positive impact on Boston’s built environment in this time of questioning how and whether historical monuments still serve their communities.

North Square Stories by Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A+J Art+Design with the North Square reconstruction project has been named a 2020 Historical Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year by . These awards acknowledge “excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements.”

You can read more about the award here.

A+J Art+Design is happy to announce that the North Square restoration project with Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier’s “North Square Stories” has been awarded a 2020 Preservation Achievement Award by the Boston Preservation Alliance.

And we’re proud of our teamwork with the City of Boston’s Public Works Department and Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Beta Group, Inc., Cicconi & Sons, Green International, the Paul Revere Memorial Association, and the North Square Stories Community Advisory Panel in helping to make historic North Square a “successful example of placemaking in a dense, historic urban core.”

The Preservation Alliance particularly acknowledges “the importance of storytelling in keeping our histories alive” in this year’s winners! Thank you Boston Preservation Alliance for this award and congratulations to the whole team, especially the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture with whom we worked closely on Boston’s first percent-for-art public artwork!

(photo, Anthony Crisafulli 2019)

Excited about Charles Coe’s new volume of poetry”Memento Mori” coming out on April 15th, 2019 and proud to have a photograph of my work by Gordon Webster on its cover. Charles was working on the collection while we were both Boston Artists-in-Residence and at least one of the poems in particular bears upon those experiences! Looking forward to getting my copy!


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

SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was honored by  program. Public Art Network which is the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. More information.