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Green Line Extension Art Program – Info Session

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is seeking public art submissions for the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art program. Artist selection will be made for four stations (Gilman, Lowell, Ball Square, and College Avenue) and may include elements that will be common to all stations.

Commissioned by the MBTA and the Somerville, Medford, and Cambridge Art Councils, the art program is an integral part of the design for the GLX stations, and artists are encouraged to attend a prequalification/information session on July 29, 2014 at 5:30pm at the GLX Project Office (100 Summer St., Suite 250, Boston).

All applicants will need to apply through MassDOT’s online platform, and submissions are due by midnight on Friday, August 15. Please visit this link for more information about the GLX Art Program.

Dancing in the Streets Festival 2014

For the second consecutive year the Somerville Arts Council, the City of Somerville, and the Boston Dance Alliance are partnering up to produce a city-wide dance festival. Check out all local and regional talent in squares, parks, and lots across the city in June. Admission is free for all visitors.

June 2014 Calendar

June 7, 7:00 PM
Magoun Square/CVS lot
Deborah Mason, Youth Dance Company

June 20, 8:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Rink Alley
Stefanie Weber/Creatures of Habitat

June 21, 8:30 PM
Foss Park
Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe

June 23, 8:30 PM
City Hall Concourse
Andary Dance and Friends

June 27, 8:30 PM
Bank of American parking lot
Reject Dance Theatre, 83paperbirds & inFluxdance

For more information on the performers, please visit this link.

Tim

Green Line Extension Seeks Public Art for New Stations

The Green Line Extension is seeking public art submissions for its first three stations.
The Green Line Extension is seeking public art submissions for its first three stations, including the redesigned Lechmere station. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The first three stations on the new Green Line Extension—Lechmere, Union Square, and Washington St.—are approaching the 60% design threshold, and now, MassDOT is looking for local artists to help make these stations beautiful. Artists are encouraged to submit their designs for public art at the new Green Line stations, and everyone who’s interested should strongly consider attending a prequalification/information session on Thursday, February 6 at 5pm at the GLX Project Office (100 Summer St., Suite 250, Boston). You can read the full Request for Qualifications here.

All applicants will need to apply through MassDOT’s online platform. All submissions are due by noon on Thursday, February 20. With the vibrant arts communities in Cambridge and Somerville, I know our local artists will come up with some brilliant designs!