The waiting is over! Implementation of Phase One will proceed as follows:
JUNE 8-9 set up scaffolding
JUNE 11 City building maintenance crew will start the three-week job of prepping and painting the exterior walls facing Andover, Cortland, and Moultrie.
FIRST WEEK OF JULY Artist Rueben Rude will commence work on the Moultrie Street mural.
END OF AUGUST Moultrie Street mural will be completed.
JULY AND AUGUST Precita Eyes will install the tile and bronze artwork on the Cortland Street (front) wall. The logistics of creating tiles and bronze foundry work make it impossible to be absolutely precise about the timeline of this installation, but Precita Eyes is doing everything possible to finish by the end of August.
HELPING The Task Force is working with the artists to identify opportunities for the community to participate. If you’re interested in helping out, let us know by email. And we will also be back in touch when we have more information from the artists.
Meanwhile, Neighbor Brandon tells us that the Bernal Library Art Project has issued an invitation for artists to submit proposals for the southern, playground-facing side of the library building:
Seeking proposals for exterior artwork on the playground side of the Bernal Heights Branch Library in San Francisco (500 Cortland Avenue).
The library was constructed in 1939 and is a significant landmark in the community. Interior renovation of the library was completed last year, and all the facilities are new and enlarged. During the last year, new artwork has been designed for the front façade and Moultrie side of the library and will be installed this summer.
The final exterior artwork for the playground wall of the library should be visually compelling and dynamic, preserve the aesthetics of the building, express the values of the community, and enhance the experience of the programs and resources offered by the library.
The new artwork will incorporate themes of social justice, inclusion, Bernal history, represent the whole community and be reflective of the artist’s particular interpretation. The new art will be designed to create a balance between the artwork and the facade—freestanding, mural, or some other combination. It will use media that requires little or no maintenance, such as painted tile, mosaic, or metal work. It will also need to create a dialogue with the artwork on the front and Moultrie side of the library.
For an application email email@example.com
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