Melanie Hickerson

EAST at Art 84

Art 84 Teams up with Fisterra Projects for Dance + Music + Art EAST Exhibition

Art 84’s second Dance + Music + Art exhibition combines forces with Fisterra Projects for this year’s East Austin Studio Tour (EAST). New offerings at the venue on 84 Waller Street include a sculpture garden, dance parties and a video premiere.

Jennifer Chenowith, founder of Fisterra, and Larry Vanston, the visionary behind Art 84, have been neighborhood friends for years as well as avid dancers. Their collaboration at this year’s Art 84 will certainly be a must-visit spot on the 2018 EAST tour.

Vanston’s home, just east of downtown, will turn into an art gallery for two weekends showcasing 11 visual artists both indoor and out—working in a range of mediums from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and video. And for the first time, Vanston and the exhibition team will temporarily transform the backyard outdoor space into a sculpture garden and live music/dance venue.

Featured 3-D artists include Amy Scofield, Valérie Chaussonnet and Emily Hoyt-Weber. Scofield is known for investigating the surprising relationships between objects as diverse as sticks, recycled plastic, tires and old high-heeled shoes. Chaussonnet, who is a painter as well, will install her latest metal sculptures that paradoxically suggest weight and buoyancy. Hoyt-Weber, a featured Austin Art in Public Places “Tempo” artist at last year’s EAST, will premiere a welded geometric sculptural installation in this outdoor setting that highlights its lyricism.

The indoor space promises to excite as well, with paintings, photos and sculptures filling every room. They range from mythology and magical realism (Jose Lopez), thematic figurative work (Cornelius Carter, Melanie Hickerson), wildly colorful expressionism and abstraction (Linda Dumont, Helen Mary Vanston Marek , Alicia Philley) and lush photographs by Thierry Bignolet. To cap it all off, the artist collective Gentlemen Dancers will project their new film about the Austin two-step scene.

Live music will include some of Austin’s best jazz, tango, country, contemporary and Tejano bands at the Friday evening parties, at the Saturday evening dances and during official EAST hours both weekends. See the full band lineup below (updates at www.art84.org/events ).

The Dance + Music + Art theme celebrates Austin’s truly unique live music and social dance scene in a comfortable home setting full of wonderful Austin art.

Artist list:

Thierry Bignolet www.photographybythierry.com

Cornelius Carter www.corneliuscarter.com

Valérie Chaussonnet www.valeriechaussonnet.com

Linda Dumont www.lindadumont.com

Melanie Hickerson www.melaniehickerson.com

Emily Hoyt-Weber www.ehoytweber.com

Jose Lopez www.instagram.com/josegaboart/

Helen Mary Vanston Marek www.vanmarek.com

Alicia Philley www.aliciaphilley.com

Amy Scofield www.amyscofield.com

Gentlemen Dancers: Ben Ruggiero, Ben Lynch, Ryan Vaughn.

 

Music Acts

Conjunto Los Pinkeys (East Side Tejano) https://lospinkys.wixsite.com/lospinkys

Devin Jake (Country)   www.devinjake.com                       

Hora Once (Tango)    www.facebook.com/horaonceproject/

Julie Slim (International Retro Jazz)  www.julieslim.com

The Goulds (Jazz /Swing)    www.facebook.com/thegouldsmusic/

John Culver Quartet (Jazz Standards) https://www.instagram.com/johnculverquartet/

Juliana Sheffield with Javier Jara https://www.facebook.com/Juliana-Sheffield-193671383993474/

Allysa Grace  www.MusicAllysaGrace.com

 

Art 84 (www.art84.org) operates under Fisterra Projects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Jennifer Chenoweth, Executive Director. Led by Larry Vanston, Art 84 promotes the idea that everyone should collect original art to make Austin the original art capital of the world. Art 84 also explores the integration of dance, music, and the visual arts, as well as the linkage between technology and art.

Fisterra Projects utilizes art to inspire and revitalize people and communities. As a cultural partner for creativity and engagement, it collaborates with experts, community organizations and individuals with art as a framework for activation. Art can inspire people to greater trust, satisfaction, and prosperity through connectedness to their community, place, and purpose.

This project is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Art 84 is also sponsored in part by Austin-based Technology Futures, Inc and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Art 84 | Dance + Music + Art Events Schedule:

Preview Party, Friday, November 9, 7–10 pm

Art 84 Swing Dance, Saturday, November 10, 6-9  pm

Artist Appreciation Party, Friday, November 16, 7-10 pm

Art 84 Two-Step Dance, Saturday, November 17, 6-9  pm

Additional events during EAST hours. See www.art84.org for updates.

 

Place: 84 Waller Street, EAST Stops #544-555

Date/time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., November 10-11 and 17-18

Media contacts: Larry Vanston, (512) 415 5965, lvanston@tfi.com; Jennifer Chenoweth, (512) 477 0658, info@fisterrastudio.com

Sacred Space Tour

Wilkinsburg Sacred Space Tour

Wilkinsburg, PA is memorable for the many historic buildings within a small area. 21 of those historic buildings are churches.
For the final event of the community art project, Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play”, artist Jennifer Chenoweth will produce a tour of these buildings with arts and music programming at each location.
As the date gets closer, we will have a schedule of programming and a map of each stop. There will be a bus that transports people between stops on a route between 11a-6p.
We want to celebrate what is sacred between us within this community. The space between us is sacred.
Look forward to food, art, music and beautiful buildings at multiple stops in Wilkinsburg.
Contact us to get involved @ info@fisterrastudio.com
“Come Over, Come Eat, Come Play” by Jennifer Chenoweth in collaboration with the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and the Wilkinsburg Community Art and Civic Design Commission with sponsorship by the Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Program of Neighborhood Allies and theOffice of Public Art of Pittsburgh.
We are grateful for the generous support of the Heinz Foundation and Hillman Family Foundation.

EAST Fisterra Retrospective

Tammy RubinFisterra Retrospective
Exhibition Dates: April 27 – May 18, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27, 7-10pm

916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101, Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 12-6pm

In November 2003, 28 artists opened their homes and studios for the first East Austin Studio Tour. The orange house on the corner of east 2nd Street at Waller, with its backyard studio, became a spot that thousands of visitors have returned to each year. A new group of guest artists created exhibits of their art in each room of the house, while the home cooked posole and hospitality of Jennifer Chenoweth’s house remained a staple. November 2017 was the last year for Fisterra Studio to participate in EAST in this space, but the annual event had a deep effect on Austin’s sense of community and connectedness. This show invites the 64 guest artists to collaborate again to inspire artists and art lovers about the beauty, quality and diversity of visual art in Austin.

Artists who have exhibited at Fisterra Studio since 2003*:
Aaron Weiss
Amy Scofield
Andrea Nelson
Andrea Pramuk
Annie Simpson
Autumn Ewalt
Beth Consetta Rubel
Brian McKinney
Bridget Quinn
Brooke Davis
C. Andrew Boyd
Calder Kamin
Carla Hughes
Carlotta Vann
Christina Coleman
Dana Younger
David Lovas
Dawn Okoro
Dharmesh Patel
Elise Sibley Chandler
Emma Hadzi-Antich
Erik Tragus
Felice House
Gabel Karsten
Glen Vigus
Gretchen Phillips
Holly Fisher
Jade Walker
Janine Hughes
Jason Webb
Jay Roff-Garcia
Jeff Stockton
Jennifer Chenoweth
Jennifer Hill
Jenny Sathngam
Johnny Walker
Judith Simonds
Katelena Hernandez Cowles
Katie Rose Pipkin
Kayci Wheatly
Kristen Saska Juen
L. Renee Nunez
Lauren Klotzman
Lee Webster
Lisa Choinacky
Monique Capanelli
Norman Hera
Philip Rogers
Richard Mansfield
Rob Pettingill
Robby Lee
Sebastian Miles
Shibiya Sabu
Stella Alesi
Tammie Rubin
The Afro Gypsy
The Theorists
Theresa Noyes
Todd Campbell
Valerie Chaussonnet
Virginia Fleck
Wells Mason
Will Heron

*not all are able participate in the show at Canopy

East Austin Studio Tour at Fisterra 2017

EAST at Fisterra Studio 2017

East Austin Studio Tour at Fisterra 2017WHAT: E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour 2017 at Fisterra Studio

Austin visual artist Jennifer Chenoweth hosts her annual Austin party at her home and art studio during the 2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour. Enjoy refreshments and taste Jennifer’s homemade posole as you see her artwork in the context of where she makes the art. Fisterra Studio’s event is unique every year in that a new group of guest artists will be present with their work on display. 2017’s guest artists include:

Valérie Chaussonnet
Janine Hughes
Robby Lee
Andrea Nelson
Dawn Okoro
Rob Pettengill
Jay Roff-Garcia
Shibiya Sabu
The Afro Gypsy
The Theorists

WHEN: November 11-12 and November 18-19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day
Lunch Event Wednesday November 15, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE: Fisterra Studio
1200 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Parking limited, ride your bike or rideshare
EAST Stops #342-349

ENTRY: Free and open to the public

CONTACT:
Jennifer Chenoweth
Email: info@fisterrastudio.com

Visit www.eastaustinstudiotour.com for information about other studios on the tour.
Tour catalogs can be picked up at City of Austin Libraries starting October 30, 2017.

Cultural Arts DivisionThis project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

 

 

 

Link to PDF flyer to sponsor our event: EastSponsorship2017_2018

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Awarded National Endowment for the Arts: Challenge America Grant

DATE:   December 27, 2016

CONTACT: Mason Kerwick, lookthinkmake, 512-765-9549, mason@lookthinkmake.com

Fisterra Projects to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Austin, Texas—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to Fisterra Projects for the “XYZ Atlas: the Experience Map of Bryan & College Station.” The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Fisterra Projects, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”

“One of the biggest surprises of the XYZ Atlas is how well it fits all ages, all types of people, outside of socio-economic status. I am honored to have the opportunity to take the project to the diverse communities of Bryan and College Station. Through the support of the NEA Challenge America grant, we are able to hone this tool for community engagement. All people have a story in how we come to call a place ‘home’ and how we share that place,” said Jennifer Chenoweth, Artist.

The Fisterra Projects NEA Challenge America award supports the creation of a multimedia, interactive, community-based public art project in Bryan and College Station, Texas. A collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Department of Architecture’s Diversity Council, the project will geo-locate the community’s emotions and memories about the surrounding area. Participants will answer survey questions that correspond to strong emotional experiences in specific neighborhood areas. This data will be turned into maps and artworks that reveal a sense of belonging and attachment to the area. The communities to be reached are those that are underserved and at-risk, including areas in poverty and social fragmentation.

 

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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Awarded Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations Grant

July 14, 2016

For Immediate Release
For more information, contact Beth Maggard at beth@maaa.org or 816-800-0924.

Mid-America Arts Alliance Awards New Artistic Innovations Grants, Totaling More Than $230,000

(Kansas City, MO) Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), a regional arts organization, has selected its next recipients for its esteemed Artistic Innovations Grants, awarding up to $15,000 to individual artists and arts organizations throughout M-AAA’s region. In total, more than $230,000 has been awarded to seventeen grant recipients for the creation of new, original artworks that result in public engagement. With generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, grants of up to $15,000 are distributed after review and selection by a panel of artists and arts professionals.

Mary Kennedy, CEO of Mid-America Arts Alliance, said, “We are committed to fostering creativity and to providing the direct support that artists need to flourish. We are delighted to announce that through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Windgate Charitable Foundation, we are fueling some of the best creative endeavors in the region.”

DANCE
Dallas Black Dance Theatre ($15,000) – Dallas, TX

Post Modern Jukebox is a new dance work from one of the group’s senior dancers, Sean J. Smith, to be presented during the 40th anniversary season of the company. The dance investigates and sensationalizes the traditional stereotypes of men and women in relationships throughout various decades of the twentieth century. Opening with the barbershop classic “Hello My Baby,” the section features male dancers in the throes of desperation. For a complete contrast, the female dancers take the stage for the second section in a slow classic jazz standard, “Tea for Two,” sung by Eydie Gorme. From there, the back and forth continues.

Oklahoma City Ballet ($15,000) – Oklahoma City, OK
Our Private Rooms is a new contemporary ballet by Artistic Director Robert Mills. The piece will utilize eight dancers performing in flat shoes, exploring two different types of personas that relationships portray. One is for the public eye, and one is revealed behind closed doors. The outreach program will tie into this performance the organization’s BalletReach program. BalletReach provides ballet training to students at underserved public schools in the Oklahoma City and Ada areas.

St. Louis ArtWorks ($15,000) – St. Louis, MO
This Is How We Roll: Stepping Off the Tracks
is a collaboration between St. Louis ArtWorks and MADCO (Modern American Dance Company) to create, choreograph, and perform at least three pop-up performances near the University of Missouri–St. Louis campus, the Regional Arts Commission, and an area near Loop East Delmar Boulevard that St. Louis ArtWorks now calls home. With teaching artists identified by Stacy West, MADCO’s executive and artistic director, ArtWorks apprentices aged 14–19 will perform, bringing awareness to the economic divide that Delmar represents in the St. Louis region through transportation, specifically public transportation, bridging and dividing communities.

Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Inc. ($15,000) – Tulsa, OK
Emerging Choreographers Showcase
offers a unique experience for choreographers and dancers alike, featuring new works by budding choreographers from within Tulsa Ballet’s main company. All works are set with the dancers of Tulsa Ballet II.

FILM
Timothy DePaepe ($15,000) – Kansas City, MO

AB refers to the moniker of the little known Missouri-born painter and poet Albert Bloch (1882–1961). This is the first documentary film about the lone American of the revolutionary art movement Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Riders) that originated in Germany (1911–14). The film project is moving into its final phase of production and post-production. Screenings of the final cut will take place in March 2017, before implementing a strategic film festival submission process.

MUSIC
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Inc. ($15,000) – Tulsa, OK

Muskogee Song Cycle is the creation of a new work by Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate. The work will be written for children’s choir and orchestra. The premiere performance will take place during the 2017 OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville and will feature a children’s choir, including youth of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, singing hymns in the original Creek language. Community engagement workshops and presentations will be held at a variety of educational and cultural institutions in the weeks leading up to the premiere.

THEATER
Conway Symphony Orchestra ($7,900) – Conway, AR

The Halloween Tree
Conway Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is requesting $7,900 to cover commission fees, artist fees, space rental, outreach, and other activities for three shadow puppet and orchestral music performances of Ray Bradbury’s novel, The Halloween Tree. Through live music, spoken word, and puppetry, this experimental production follows a group of four children on a journey along the border between life and death as they seek to find and save their dying friend Pipkin on Halloween night.

TheatreSquared ($15,000) – Fayetteville, AR
2017 Arkansas New Play Festival
Engaging more than thirty local and regional professional theatre artists, the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival is the state’s only dedicated professional laboratory for the development of new plays. TheatreSquared (T2) presents two full weekends of performances both in Fayetteville and in Little Rock, including four staged readings and a fully produced premiere. In addition to work by professional playwrights, T2 produces a showcase of ten-minute plays written by high school students from across Arkansas.

Tricycle Theatre for Youth ($15,000) – Bentonville, AR
Adelita Rodeo: A Cinderella Story
Tricycle Theatre for Youth (Trike Theatre) will create a new, original bilingual play, Adelita Rodeo: A Cinderella Story (Adelita). Key to its Spanish language and culturally nuanced development is the partnership with Al Lopez (better known as Papa Rap) and his organization One Community, a local non- profit dedicated to bringing communities together. The project will culminate in ten performances and pre- and post-show workshops with first through third grade students and their families in five Northwestern Arkansas schools (Bayyari and Sonora in Springdale; Eastside Elementary and Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers; and Apple Glen Elementary in Bentonville). In 2017–18, Adelita will be fully produced in Walton Art Center’s Colgate Classroom series.

VISUAL ART
337 Project on behalf of Sandhills Institute ($12,500) – Omaha, NE

Blowout Residency, Workshops, and Exhibition is a continuation of the socially engaged artistic research commenced by artist TJ Edwards with the support of the Sandhills Institute in the summer of 2015 surrounding the issue of blowouts in the Sandhills. Blowouts—depressions in sand dunes caused by destabilized root systems and wind—are a problem for ranchers, who lose valuable grazing area as a result of this natural action. Many ranchers will attempt to arrest the erosion by dumping tires and other junk into the blowouts, simply to hold the sandy soils down. Edwards proposes to work with local ranchers and range management scientists to examine blowout remediation through art interventions, both as an aesthetic undertaking and as a pragmatic alternative to tire dumping for ranchers looking to prevent blowout expansion.

Amarillo Art Center Association, known as Amarillo Museum of Art ($15,000) – Amarillo, TX
Plexus: A Gabriel Dawe Installation
Growing up as a boy in Mexico, Gabriel Dawe was forbidden to explore the artistic elements of textiles and embroidery, a discipline thought to be reserved only for women. Nevertheless, the color and intensity of his culture began appearing in his artwork. Now based in Dallas, Dawe is enjoying a career of creating mind-bending thread installations that comprise a series of works titled Plexus. Dawe will install his site-specific work at the Amarillo Museum of Art and speak about his work at the opening of the exhibition.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston ($14,000) – Houston, TX
Teen Council Exhibition is a teen-focused program led by Jamal Cyrus, Teen Council coordinator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). The Teen Council, a group of 12–15 motivated teenagers employed by CAMH, create programming for their peers. In addition to their regular meetings, studio and gallery visits, discussions with individuals in the arts industry, and hands-on programming, every two years Teen Council organizes an exhibition in the museum’s Zilkha Gallery that premieres the original artwork of Houston-area teens. The next exhibition is on view from February 3–April 30, 2017.

DiverseWorks ($15,000) – Houston, TX
House of Wahalaa
The artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji has been commissioned to create and present a live collaborative performance. Ogunji, a Nigerian-born visual and performance artist based in Austin, TX, is best known for works that use her own body to explore movement and mark-making across water, land, and air. This is the second Artistic Innovations Grant for DiverseWorks.

Fisterra Projects ($15,000) – Austin, TX
The XYZ Atlas: The Experience Map of Bryan/College Station
The XYZ Atlas is Texas artist Jennifer Chenoweth’s way of mapping emotional experiences that create meaning in people’s lives. Project participants share the most powerful emotional events—their highest highs and their lowest lows—experienced in the city. The responses are collated and condensed into data points that convey critical pieces of information: the GIS coordinates that map the precise locations where these extreme emotions were experienced (X and Y axis), and the “height” or the magnitude of the felt emotions, with “up” representing a positive experience and “down” for a negative experience (Z axis). At the invitation of Texas A&M University, she has created gallery talks, an exhibition, and a mapping event to bring the project to the Texas cities of Bryan and College Station to explore the historical relationship between the two abutting cities. The project aims to show how experiences can be literally mapped onto the landscape, not just into our hearts.

Calder Kamin ($5,500) – Austin, TX
Calder Kamin: A Call to Action at Women & Their Work
This exhibition, Calder Kamin: A Call To Action, is the artist’s largest and most ambitious solo endeavor to date. The exhibition includes all new works in multiple mediums across the 1,800-square-foot space of Women & Their Work in Austin, Texas, September–November 2016. Thematically focused on climate change, synthetic materials in the environment, and how we can be better stewards of the earth and its animals, Kamin will present and collect content for this exhibition during the SXSW Interactive, Darwin Day at Texas A&M, National Citizen Science Day, and the 45 Fest at Cunningham Elementary.

Tara S. O’Nay ($11,000) – St. Louis, MO
Dysfunctionalware: White Privilege Dinner Dialogues is an innovative mass-collaboration that partners with local organizations, groups, and businesses to instigate real conversation about race and privilege by welcoming local people to the table, literally. The project involves a set of handmade fine china, used as a symbol to represent racial privilege. This fine china, used to spur conversations on local racial inequities in the St. Louis area, is called Dysfunctionalware. The physical artwork serves as a reminder of the disruption often caused when members of white families attempt to discuss racial issues and privilege at the dinner table. Twenty local artists will be commissioned to create one to two black-and- white illustrations each, in their own aesthetics, to be reproduced on the handmade dishware and used during dinners hosted by various organizations throughout the St. Louis metro area.

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts ($15,000) – Lubbock, TX
Los Latinos de Tejas is a dynamic group of exhibitions organized to mark the Underwood Center for the Arts’ 20th anniversary year. Featuring Latino artists from Texas, these exhibitions will include a variety of art media and stylistic approaches and will be co-curated by Linda Cullum, curator at Underwood Center for the Arts, and Tina Fuentes, artist and professor at Texas Tech University.

About Mid-America Arts Alliance

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond. We achieve this primarily through our national traveling exhibition programs, innovative leadership development, and strategic grant making. We are especially committed to enriching the cultural life of historically underserved communities by providing high quality, meaningful, and accessible arts and culture programs and services. Each year M-AAA’s programs reach more than one million people. We believe in more art for more people. Additional information about M-AAA is available at www.maaa.org.

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Awarded Wilkinsburg PA Public Art Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Presley L. Gillespie

412 471 3727

presley@neighborhoodallies.org

 

NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIES AND THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ART ANNOUNCE PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART AND PLACEMAKING PROGRAM 

Pittsburgh, PA July 6, 2016: Neighborhood Allies and the Office of Public Art are pleased to announce the community based organizations and artists who have been selected to participate in their Temporary Public Art and Placemaking Program. The program, designed to jumpstart art and cultural projects that have the potential to revitalize neighborhoods, has brought together community organizations and artists to work in concert with local residents to develop a temporary work of public art in six communities in Pittsburgh and first-ring suburbs. The artworks will be located in each of Neighborhood Allies’ target neighborhoods including the Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Millvale, Wilkinsburg, and the Southern Hilltops.

The community organizations were selected through a Request for Proposal process, and the artists were chosen by selection committees, made up of members from each of the community organizations through a Request for Qualifications process, which attracted not only local Pittsburgh artists, but also artists from across the country. The teams are:

“This process has paired community organizations and artists who are excited to genuinely collaborate to create positive change in a community, says Presley Gillespie, Neighborhood Allies President, “Together, these teams will be developing temporary public art projects and engaging residents to celebrate and enjoy their community.  This process is designed to inspire future placemaking projects in these neighborhoods. We hope to inject new creative energy, and we’re excited to see the full impact that this project will have in our communities.”

This August, the artists and organizations will begin the process of developing a proposal for the design and implementation of a temporary public art project that will be a catalyst to do one or more of the following: animate public and private spaces; rejuvenate structures and streetscapes; support local businesses; enhance public safety; and invite people of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds together to build relationships and develop a shared commitment to transforming a space through sincere collaboration.  Artists are expected to have conceptual designs to be reviewed in each community in by November.  Each team will participate in monthly Placemaking Academy meetings, where they will learn about best practices in placemaking and public art and serve as sounding boards and resources for the projects as they develop.

This program is generously funded by Hillman Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

About Neighborhood Allies

Our mission is to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining thriving neighborhoods. Our vision is a Pittsburgh with healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient and livable for all. For more information, visit www.neighborhoodallies.org. 

About the Office of Public Art

The Office of Public Art raises awareness of and builds capacity for public art in the Pittsburgh region through technical assistance and educational programs. Founded in 2005, they are a public private partnership of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.  For more information, visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org

East Austin Studio Tour Photos 2015

 

Photos by Glen Vigus – Thank you Glen!