Many thanks to Gabrielle Schaffner, Executive Director of Fort Point Arts Community, for this guest post.
Each year the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in Boston’s downtown waterfront neighborhood presents a series of temporary public art produced by local artists.
Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss’ Street Cathedral is a jewel-toned sculptural installation anchored to the light poles at several locations in Fort Point. These pieces engage the public by invoking the reflective quality of cathedrals with a post-modern sensibility to share the public presence of art and celebrate the urbanscape of Fort Point. They evoke the contemplative character of stained glass with a sense of whimsy and discovery as pedestrians travel through the Fort Point neighborhood FPAC’s 2011 Fall Public Art Series is funded by a grant from The Fund for The Arts, a public program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible by generous support from anonymous donors.
Fort Point Arts Community’s temporary public art installations celebrate annual Fall Open Studios, which took place October 14-16.The work of public art serve to engage the public, highlight the Channel, the Fort Point neighborhood and its creative community, and promote Open Studios.
About The Fort Point Arts Community: The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston (FPAC) is a non-profit founded in 1980 to enrich the Fort Point area with an artists’ live/work population that contributes to the district’s and the City of Boston‘s cultural life. In Fort Point, artists not only create art, we present two Open Studios events each year, develop and support permanent studio space, organize art lending programs, run galleries and a store, produce temporary public art, and are active participants in determining the future of our neighborhood. We encourage new ideas, collaboration, connections, and economic growth.