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Syndicate contentDept of Public Art

DPA Public Meeting

Date: 
07/16/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: 
Cooperative Gallery 213 State St Binghamton

DPA welcomes artists at an Open Meeting Sunday at noon at the Cooperative Gallery. Bring snacks if you like.

Prime on the agenda is reviewing proposals for art workshops open to community members. Participants will present at Mural Fest OCt. 7th 2017 at Floral Ave Park, JC.  There are a few surfaces for murals at the park and upcycling activities are also welcome.

See attached form. Deadline is July 15th.

DPA will also plan to complete the Binghamton Plaza mural and will need lots of help.

 

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Mural Fest 2017 at Floral Ave. Park

June 4, 2017 by pegjohnston

 

Public Art Workshops Mural Fest 2017 at Floral Ave. Park JC

October 7th, 2017 11 am – 4 pm

This year Mural Fest will offer even more community engagement with art, guided by artists. The Dept of Public has permission to paint murals on several structures at Floral Ave. Park in Johnson City. This year DPA will create workshops with community members led by experienced artists to plan a mural, including choosing a theme, gridding the design, choosing colors, prepping the space, and then painting it at Mural Fest. Similarly, DPA is partnering with Southern Tier Solar Works to create solar lanterns for neighbors: the workshop would come up with designs that use upcycled materials, learn how to assemble the solar lights, and gather materials for a table at Mural Fest where people could build their own solar lantern. Another idea is to create either a Box City or cardboard animals for small children to paint and play with at the previous Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park.

"Leaving behind permanent murals is important," said Peg Johnston of DPA, "and just as important is engaging people in the process of creating art in public places. We are grateful to the Village of Johnson City for the opportunity to paint several structures at Floral Ave. Park."

Interested?  Stay in touch!  We will be announcing workshop details throughout the summer email us at DeptofPublicArt@gmail.com  to get our updates. Include your name, email, phone, and what you would be interested in.

Dept of Public Art Meeting

Date: 
04/18/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cooperative Gallery 213 State St Binghamton

The Dept of Public Art will meet Tues April 18th at 6:30 pm at the Cooperative Gallery

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Tentative meeting agenda for Tuesday, April 18th:
MuralFest at Floral Ave. Park
Public art workshops and activities
Looking for additional funding
Panel installations from past year
Eventually secure location in JC for community meeting
Solar-Powered Public Art Workshop with STSW
Johnson City Celebration at CFJ Park on Sept. 16th
Public Art program with Donna Lupardo
reBOLD movement
Binghamton Plaza mural installation

 

Paint at Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park September 17th

September 11, 2016 by pegjohnston

Photo: Outlining the Mural Design on the Pool House

            The Dept. of Public Art and reBOLD  Binghamton are sponsoring the third annual Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park September 17th from 11 am- 4 pm and will paint three buildings and many smaller panels to be placed in the community. “MuralFest 2016 will bring local creativity to improve the Park and to bring attention to the Northside,” said Mark Bowers a spokesperson for the event. Bruce Greig, a master muralist, will also paint a mural design by Amy Panella on the rear wall of the Binghamton Plaza. Panella, an art teacher, won a design contest with her mural that shows the rooftops of local landmarks with a sky that includes hot air balloons and the word “Binghamton” that will be visible from across the river.

            The pool house at Cheri Lindsey Park will be getting a new mural designed by local artist Zach Wilson, and local artists may volunteer to help paint that large mural. Another building at the park will get new murals on three sides of the park by artists who actively use the park and have painted murals there previously.

            At least 15 local artists will also paint original designs on wooden and fabric panels to be posted in the community. This is a continuation of the Blight mitigation project in which the Dept. of Public Art placed mural panels on 11 boarded up buildings. Other activities for children and adults will include upcycling projects, such as making kaleidoscopes out of cardboard containers, creating animal figures out of corrugated cardboard, a Box City, and other interactive activities. Tabling opportunities are available for artists and organizations.

            Support for MuralFest and the permanent murals it will leave behind has received support from many sources: Chenango Co Arts Council - NYS Decentralization grant with support from Governor Cuomo and the NUS Legislature and the Hoyt Foundation; the Community Foundation of South Central NY; the Tourism Fund of Broome County; the Mayor’s Office, City of Binghamton; Visions Credit Union; Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams Paint; Wegman’s; Daniels Paint and other businesses.   The public is being encouraged to support local artists at the event by donating to Mural Fest through the DPA via PayPal at binghamtonbridge.org.  For more information or to volunteer, contact the deptofpublicart@gmail.com.

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Mural Design Contest Draws 65+ Submissions

July 18, 2016 by imc-editor

The Dept. of Public Art (DPA) received more than 65 submissions to its design contest for a mural slated for the rear of the Binghamton Plaza along the Chenango River Trail, which is also the site of this year's Mural Fest 2016 at Cheri Lindsey Park. "We were very impressed with the quality of the submissions and the enthusiasm of the artists for Binghamton's future," said Mark Bowers. "The review committee found it challenging to choose 8 designs to send to the City for final approval." All submissions were anonymous to the committee. This wall is visible from across the Chenango River which makes it part of the Binghamton Gateway.  The contest, which carries a $1000 prize, 75% of which was donated by the Mayor's Office, attracted some national but mostly local artists.

            "We are grateful to Michael Galesi and Galesi Development, owner of the Binghamton Plaza property, for his forward thinking in allowing us to paint a mural on this building," commented Mark Bowers, one of the coordinators for Mural Fest 2016. Mr. Galesi, as well as the newly formed Public Arts Advisory Board and Mayor Rich David will have input on the final design.

            Mural Fest 2016 co-sponsored by DPA and re-BOLD Binghamton is slated for September 17th, and will be held along the Chenango River Trail at Cheri Lindsey Park. The pool house at the Park will also be painted on that day. There will also be art activities for children and adults. Last year's Mural Fest created more than 30 mural panels which were subsequently placed on boarded up buildings in Binghamton, a program which continues.

            Both this and last year's Mural Fest were funded in part by the Chenango Co Arts Council (NYS Decentralization grant) with help from the Hoyt Foundation, as well as by the Broome County Tourism fund and other funding sources. Additional fundraising will be needed for supplies and actual painting of the mural. View all 8 finalists on the Dept. of Public Art Facebook page. (Note all are anonymous until the judging is final

NEW DPA Installation at KNOW Theatre

June 19, 2016 by pegjohnston

Photo: DPA installs Three Panel on the fence in front of KNOW Theatre as well as on 5 boarded up windows.

Mark Bowers, DPA member and now a member of the KNOW Theatre, initiated an installation of mural panels to beautify and  draw attention to the theatre. Mural panels were painted last year by Bruce Greig and Kady Perry's BCC Mural ART Class. "This is a great melding of two art forms," said Bowers, "and a great use of these panels by many young artists."

Blight Mural Project Final Report

December 27, 2015 by pegjohnston

The Dept. of Public Art received a $5000 grant from the Chenango Co. Arts Council and the Hoyt Foundation in 2015 to place murals on blighted properties. In all, DPA volunteers placed 37 panels on 11 sites.

The Blight as Our Canvas project aimed to post temporary murals on blighted properties in Binghamton. The goal of the project was to get public art into neighborhoods and to improve the appearance of blighted properties. Audiences included neighborhood residents, local artists interested in painting, and property owners trying to improve their buildings.

Cat Fishing

October 3, 2015 by pegjohnston

This mural was painted by Susan Champeny and members of the Dept. of Public Art in one week, and installed September 27th at 21 Jarvis St. with the permission of the owner. The project was funded by the Chenango Co Arts Council and the Hoyt Foundation through the NYS Decentralization Program.

 

Cat Fishing

Mural Fest 2015

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

Painting at Mural Fest 2015

Mural Fest 2015

Mural

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

One of the panels from Mural Fest 2015, available for posting on a boarded up building. This is by Dexter Holmes and commemorates a friend who passed away.

Mural
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