Public Art

As part of FPAC’s Spring Open Studios we are pleased to present a Spring Public Art Series:

Toll With Me, Gianna Stewart


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How often do you find yourself walking A Street towards the bridge, your hand dragging along a chain link fence?

8,500 bells, each one hanging from a simple jump ring in the openings of the chain link fence, will be installed along A Street in an undulating form. The bells’ metallic finish will catch the sun on bright day, and, says Stewart “they will reveal the invisible winds that walk with us on A Street. I believe a simple gesture like these bells becoming part of an everyday object—the fence along A Street—is a way to bring poetry to the everyday.”

Gianna Stewart is a Boston-based sculptor with a strong interest in public art. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2014.

Toll With Me will be located on A Street on the fence bordering the US Post Office parking lot, between Wormwood and Melcher Streets. The installation will be on display beginning May 11th. The artist will begin installing the project on May 7th and 10th, and invites the public to take part in the final installation over Open Studios weekend, May 15-17th.

Toll With Me is made possible by generous support from a grant from The South Boston Community Development Foundation.


Bright Side of the Road II,  Michael Moss and Claudia Ravaschiere


brightside install shot may 14 2015Using quirky, colorful, everyday objects, Bright Side II transforms an underutilized plot of land to create an unexpected, gardenlike oasis in an otherwise neglected city space on Congress Street. Creating a usable area through an act of “guerilla urban gardening”. Viewers are invited to become participants in the transformation and re-evaluation of the nature of the site, and more broadly, change their perception and relationship to the encountered space.The artists chose to use orange as the primary color for transforming this area because it is said that orange is a power color. In many cultures, orange symbolizes healing. It stimulates enthusiasm, creativity and vitality.

Funded by a grant from the South Boston Community Development Foundation. With special thanks to Berkeley Investments and Pastoral for allowing the project to be installed in this location.

The artists also thank Abraham Brownell and John Travis for their assistance.







Artist at Work, a plexiglass and solar LED sculpture by John Hansen will be installed on the Fort Point Harborwalk later in May.