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"New Land Marks: Public Art, Community, and the Meaning of Place"
2001-02-11 until 2001-04-14
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
The Fairmount Park Art Association (FPAA) has organized the exhibition
as part of its ongoing New Land Marks program,
a nationally recognized model that brings together
artists and community organizations to plan new works of public art
in conjunction with ongoing community development,
urban greening, public amenities, and other revitalization initiatives.
These efforts celebrate community identity, commemorate 'untold' histories,
and offer visionary, yet reasonable, ways to invigorate public spaces.
The exhibition will document sixteen works in process
through photographs, plans, drawings, computer renderings,
maps, maquettes, and models and will feature proposals developed
by the following artists and community organizations:
- Lorene Cary, Lonnie Graham, and John Stone with Project H.O.M.E.
- Malcolm Cochran with Baltimore Avenue in Bloom
- Ap. Gorny with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community
in association with the William Way Community Center
- Mei-ling Hom with the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
- Martha Jackson-Jarvis and JoAnna Viudez with
the Friends of Malcolm X Memorial Park
- Zevilla Jackson Preston with The Allegheny West Foundation
- John Kindness with the Friends of Elmwood Park
- Ed Levine with the Pennypack Environmental Center Advisory Council
- Rick Lowe and Deborah Grotfeldt with the Mill Creek Artists' Collaborative
- Darlene Nguyen-Ely with the Vietnamese United National Association
- Todd Noe with the Communities of Kensington and Fishtown
- Pepon Osorio with Congreso de Latinos Unidos
- Diane Pieri and Vicki Scuri with the Manayunk Development Corporation
- Jaime Suarez with the Neighbors of Fairhill
- George Trakas with the Friends of the Wissahickon
- Janet Zweig with the South of South Neighborhood Association
A fully illustrated publication by the same title includes:
essays by Penny Balkin Bach, Ellen Dissanayake, Thomas Hine, and Lucy Lippard;
detailed proposal descriptions; and a comprehensive bibliography.
The publication was produced by Grayson Publishing/Ariel Editions.