***Public comment for our Landmark Public Art competition has ended. Please check back in the coming weeks for results***
Earlier this year, ACT released a nation-wide call to artists and received over two hundred applications. A jury of experts selected the following five artists and artist teams to develop a design for an iconic work of public art to be sited in the Providence Innovation District Park near the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge. This inaugural, large-scale, signature, permanent work of art will be the first of its kind in the City and the first activation of Providence’s Art in City Life Ordinance. You can review more about the call for art and our finalists here.
Below, you can review video submissions from all five finalists.
Four Directions, Artist Team: Allison Newsome and Deborah Spears Moorehead
Untitled (Title To Be Determined); Artist: Studio Ijeoma
Woven; Artist Team: Nina Cooke John and Hansy Better Barraza
Return; Artist: Rose B. Simpson
Untitled, (Bertha Higgins and Others); Artist: Tsedaye Makonnen