Thursday, December 20, 2012

ArtWorks poring over 77 submissions for Pendleton public art project

A total of 77 artists – 13 from the City of Cincinnati – responded to an ArtWorks call for submissions for the Pendleton Public Art Project.

The project will add sculptural elements along Pendleton Street at its intersections with E 12th and E 13th streets and is meant to coincide with the neighborhood's ongoing streetscape enhancements, inviting residents and visitors to explore Pendleton's rich assets and attracting future investment.

A seven-member design review committee is now poring over the submissions in an effort to narrow down the list to up to five finalists, who will then be paid an honorarium to develop full proposals.

ArtWorks expects to select a winning artist by the end of February, which will be followed by a three-month community engagement and design development period. A final design is anticipated in June or July, and the artwork should be dedicated near the end of next year.

An update on the selection process will be presented at the Pendleton Neighborhood Council meeting on January 7, to be held at 6 P.M. at St. Mary Baptist Church, located at 416 E 13th Street.

Funding for the $215,000 project comes from the City of Cincinnati, a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Previous reading on BC:
ArtWorks accepting applications for sculptural bike rack program (12/19/12)
Pendleton enforcement blitz reduces blight and crime, promotes redevelopment (11/20/12)
ArtWorks seeking mural sites for 2013 (11/20/12)
Another change coming to Pendleton traffic flow (10/31/12)
NEA grant to fund Pendleton public art; Greater Cincinnati Foundation awards grants for projects (7/18/12)