For Immediate Release: 3/1/2016 2:56 pm
Worcester, MA (March 7, 2016) - Great cities deserve great art! The Public Art Working Group in conjunction with the City of Worcester's Cultural Development Division, the Worcester Cultural Coalition and the WCUW (Worcester's community radio station) are issuing a call for artists to create five murals on five 14' x 14' panels on WCUW's building at 910 Main Street, Worcester, MA. The panels are on the southwest side of the building at the corner of Main and Hawthorne Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. The proposals will be juried by: Art Professors Toby Sisson, Clark University; Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Worcester State College; and Tyler Vance, Assumption College.
WCUW, Worcester's community radio station, was founded in 1920 by Robert Goddard and incorporated by students at Clark University in 1973. The organization moved to its current 910 Main Street location in 1980 and the non-profit purchased the building in 1989. Artists should consider the history and the nature of the station as they create their interpretative proposals. Currently there is a mural on a sixth panel that will remain. Artists are encouraged to visit the site prior to submitting proposals.
Proposal selection will be based on quality, visual design and experience of place in relationship to the architectural and social surrounding and landscape. Artists are encouraged to submit work with strong color. However, pieces will not be judged solely on the basis of color. There is an $800.00 stipend per panel.
To participate, the application form which can be downloaded from the City's Website at http://www.worcesterma.gov/development/cultural-development/public-art must be completed and submitted. Each artist or artist collaboration may submit up to two proposals and should include high-resolution images of prior work. All applications and materials must be received by April 1, 2016.
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The City of Worcester's Cultural Development Division of the Executive Office of Economic Development is spearheading an effort to increase the amount of publicly accessible art in Worcester. As part of these efforts the Public Art Working Group was established. The Public Art Working Group advocates for the creation and installation of new publicly accessible art and is currently working to identify possible sites for new public art. The Public Art Working Group is made up of local citizens and art lovers who are committed to supporting public art initiatives in the City of Worcester.