Friday, September 11, 2009

Colorful Park Benches Public Art Project

Looking for a place to sit in Tivoli North? Local artist Sarah Tooley worked with neighbors and volunteers to paint and install seven benches in the park at the intersection of 14th, Oak and Ogden. The project, called Public Dialogues in Public Places, started with interviews of 60 community members about their feelings, thoughts and relationship to the park and community safety. Their words are transcribed on the benches.

Funding for the project came from a small projects grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities. Has anyone else received a small projects grant for local works?


Anonymous said...

Ugh. Best thing that could happen to that park is a chain link fence.

Anonymous said...

These benches were ripped out of the park by the city, then allowed back as works of art. C'mon, ever since those benches were reinstalled all hell breaks loose in that part now. Remove those god damn things and you remove the people who loiter there. ITs just a stupid mess.

IMGoph said...

tivoli north=barf (it's as bad as noma)