You’re invited to an informal chat about what it took to create this large mural!
Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at AS220, Providence
How We Built This– join us for an informal chat with Keir Johnston and Linda Fernandez of Amber Art and Design, discussing what it took to create their monumental mural, Del Passado al Futuro~ From the Past to the Present, as commissioned in 2022 by RISCA and the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority through the State’s Percent-for-Art law.
The lead artists, alongside their assistants and fabricators Ysanel, AGonza, Nila Devaney, and Heryk Tomassini, will talk through the process from the request for qualifications to completion. This event is live and in person and will be livestreamed by AS220, and is co-produced by RISCA and Providence Arts Culture + Tourism.
What: How We Built This When: Sun, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. Where: AS220 Main Stage and Gallery, 115 Empire St. , Providence. RSVP: Space is limited. RSVP ASAP. Click here to sign up.
The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Art in City Life Commission invite artists to submit qualifications for a Landmark Public Artwork in the City’s new Providence Innovation District Park. This inaugural, large-scale, signature, permanent work of art will be the first of its kind in the City and is the first activation of Providence’s Art in City Life Ordinance. Successful proposals will grapple with the historic complexity of the site. A site brief accompanies the RFQ and outlines both the current site condition and use as well as historical context.
This call for qualifications is open to professional artists within the United States. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, gender nonconforming persons, LGBTQIA+ community members and people with differing physical abilities are highly encouraged to apply. Artists living across Rhode Island are highly encouraged to apply.
Public Art Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 11, 4pm. Click here to RSVP
Free application process is open
Deadline Feb. 15
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is requesting qualifications for a new public art commission for the Garrahy Judicial Complex parking garage, which is located at 1 Dorrance St., Providence. The deadline is Feb. 15 at 11:59 p.m., and the applications will be reviewed by a public art selection panel.
For more information and to apply, click HERE. Free application process consists of submitting six images from one’s existing portfolio, a bio or CV and a short statement.
Through a competitive selection process, one artist or team of artists will be chosen to create a large-scale temporary mural, which will be on display for 5 years. This is a national call open to all artists. Students are excluded. There is no fee to apply, and the budget has been set at $98,000.
Without belying the dignity of the court, artwork that is colorful, bright, cheerful, calming and/or soothing would be appropriate. The selection panelists indicated that applicants should consider how the artwork is viewed from both inside and outside the courthouse. The Courthouse is used by approximately 3,500 people daily and has 400 employees.
The courthouse is adjacent to the Providence Innovation and Design District, which encompasses land made available during the relocation of I-195, and may change significantly because of its adjacency . Besides visitors to the courthouse, the parking garage mural will be highly visible to residents, visitors, hotel guests, and those employed in the area. The façade is visible from multiple vantage points throughout the city. For more information, contact Faye Zuckerman.
“Public art is a proven way to enliven a community. A blank wall is just a blank wall, but put a mural on that wall and it adds visual interest and excitement to a neighborhood or business district. We look forward to commissioning work that will contribute to the Garrahy Courthouse and its surrounding community.”
Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
About the RI Public Art Law: Artwork for the Garrahy Judicial Complex will be commissioned by RISCA through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1 percent of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”