Congratulations to Cedric Douglas, one of Bartlett's most visible and prolific artists, for becoming a finalist in this major new public art initiative at Uphams Corner. Cedric collaborated on the Rosa Parks mural at the main entrance and added several other great pieces to the yard, including the Red Sox tribute featured in this video. As he says on his profile:
When I walk down the street I don't just see vacant buildings, I see abandoned spaces that are venues of possibility. I see the space being used to create images that can attract, unite, and tell a story.
Cedric is one of 5 finalists selected from the initial pool of 29 applicants. We wish him the best of luck! If you want to support him, or just find out more about the project, why not attend one of the meetings below or get in touch with the project leaders?
In January 2014 we are planning a number of public forums/open houses to hear directly from the finalists. During these gatherings, residents will have the opportunity to learn more about each finalist’s background and plan for this community-led visioning and design process. We hope you will join us for at least one of these meetings!
January 15, 2014 6:00pm Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
504 Dudley Street, Roxbury
January 21, 2014 5:30pm Design Studio for Social Intervention
1946 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Roxbury
January 23, 2014 6:00pm Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Erick Jean Center for the Arts
157A Washington Street, Dorchester
The selected artist/artist team will be announced in early February.
Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out.
Harry Smith - Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
firstname.lastname@example.org, (617) 442 - 9670 ext. 220
Laura McConaghy – The Boston Foundation