Open Air Celebration: Remembrance of Climate Futures/Arlington
The Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture (ArtsArlington.org) invites neighbors to an outdoors celebration kicking off a new environmental public art project, Saturday, October 30, 1-2pm (rain date October 31, 1-2pm) outside the Edith M. Fox Library, 175 Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA.
This events recognizes the achievements of 12 Arlington High School interns who spent the summer working with artist/designer Tom Starr and mentors Rachel Oliveri and Cecily Miller creating a public art project to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on our community. In dialogue with volunteers and professionals in the fields of environmental activism and town planning, interns developed 18 markers imagining landmark future events and strategies for mitigation and resilience.
As a first step towards a town-wide public art project, the marker designs will be installed on the walls of the Fox Library using a temporary street art technique called a “paste up.”
Celebration speakers will include Jenny Raitt, Director of the Arlington Dept of Planning and Community Development (APCD), Tom Starr, and the student interns.
FREE, BUT PLEASE RSVP SO WE HAVE A HEADCOUNT TO: ClimateFuturesArlington@gmail.com