Winter Public Art

2012-13 Fort Point Arts Community Winter Public Art Series:

December 14 2012 -March 15 2013

FPAC presents Winter Public Art: light-based temporary art  installations along the Fort Point Harborwalk.

image above: Canopy, courtesy of Ravaschiere & Moss

We’re wrapping up our Winter Public Art Series with an Artists’ Walk & Talk: 
Thursday March 7th at 630pm

It is, after all, a WInter Public Art Series–so we won’t be put off by today’s weather! Pull on your boots and hats and meet us at the Milk Bottle. We won’t stay outside long, and promise to defrost you with warm beverages, Flour’s amazing cookies, and sparkling conversation.

Meet the artists on site, hear about their projects, then gather at Flour Bakery and Cafe afterwards to warm up over hot cocoa and a little more discussion.

Starting at 6:30 at the Hood Milk bottle, outside the Boston Children’s Museum on the Harborwalk and Congress Street.

We’ll introduce you to the artist teams who created Listener and Canopy, two pieces which have brightened the long winter nights on the Fort Point Channel. Hear what inspired them, how they created their pieces, and learn more about the tradition of temporary public art in Fort Point.

Free to the public–and the hot chocolate and snacks are on us!



By ‪goodgood (Karen Stein Shanley),  ‪New American Public Art (‬Dan Sternof Beyer, Kawandeep Virdee, Bevan Weissman‬), and Matthew Shanley

Listener is an interactive light installation that responds to the ambient and intentional sounds around it, transforming static space into a dynamic public place.

location: Fort Point Channel Harborwalk between Congress Street and Northern Avenue, outside of the Boston Children’s Museum









by Michael Moss and Claudia Ravaschiere

Canopy is a laser projection that creates a dimensional, impressionistic canopy with myriad points of green light layered over a cloudscape. Using holographic technology, the artists create an unexpected experience on the public walkway along the Fort Point Channel.

location: Fort Point Channel Harborwalk between Summer and Congress Streets, outside of Channel FItness





Our Winter Public Art is supported by funding from The Fort Point Channel Operations Board.

2012-13 Winter Public Art was selected by a jury. Thank you to our selection panel:

Sarah Hutt: artist, former Director of Visual Arts for the City of Boston and member Boston Art Commission

Kate Gilbert: artist, creative projects manager and former project manager for public art at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Lisa Greenfield: artist, previous FPAC Winter Public Arts Installation artist.

Vivien Li: President, The Boston Harbor Association

Charlayne Murrell-Smith: Vice President, Boston Children’s Museum

Additional thanks to Boston Children’s Museum, Channel Fitness and NAI Hunneman for their assistance in siting the installations.


More Winter Public Art


Night Blooming Day Lilies
by Beverly Sky and Mario Kon
in the Fort Point Channel art basin (between SUmmer and Congress Streets)
November 2012 – February 2013
presented by Friends of Fort Point Channel
read more
photo at left, courtesy of Friends of Fort Point Channel
credit: Angela Morely