The non-profit funder ArtPlace will announce a $250,000 public art grant to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, which runs the 15-acre network of parks in downtown Boston.
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And that comes days after the Conservancy, for which Jesse Brackenbury (pictured) is executive director, announced a $1 million public art expansion that will include the installation next year of a work by Brookline-based artist Janet Echelman.
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Echelman’s project will feature a canvas suspended hundreds of feet above the Greenway. It will be attached to buildings running along the park. Pictured, Echelman's 1.26 in Amsterdam.
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Echleman, who moved to the area more than 30 years ago to attend Harvard University, said she’s excited to finally get a chance to create a significant piece on her home turf.
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Later this summer, New York-based Shinique Smith, who uses bright colors and anything from paint to stray pieces of clothing for her abstract works, will install a mural.
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Smith said she’s thrilled to be working on a larger scale, particularly with a show opening across town at the MFA in August. Pictured, Smith's "Bright Matter."