Thursday, March 15, 2012
Come meet Somerville artist Joe Barillaro, look at his sketches for the new mural planned for Morse-Kelley park, and share your thoughts with him about which design you prefer or what changes you would make. (OR, check out the sketches below and post your comments and ideas here.) Luisa Oliveira, Senior Planner for Landscape Design, will also be at the park to talk about public art citywide.
Barillaro will use your feedback to choose a design and refine his sketches. Then he’ll paint the mural, which will be ready for the park’s Grand Re-Opening this spring. Both Morse-Kelley and the adjacent Dickerman Playground have been under renovation since last fall. Click HERE and HERE for details on all the new features.
The City always invites the public to help make decisions about public spaces, and with the Open Art Forum, we're introducing a new, fun way to really get up close to the process and be a part of it. Please note, the designs below are just sketches, but the actual mural will be in full color.
So, which design do you prefer? And what changes would you make? Tell us in the comments below.
For a look at how a discussion about public art can work, check out this short video of your fellow Somervillians sharing their ideas for the mural.
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