Public Art Discussion Series: Building for the Outdoors

4.23.13 | 9:00 pm to 4.24.13 | 12:00 am

WHEN: April 23, 2013 | 5:00PM-8:00PM | Presentations and discussion will begin at 5:30PM
WHERE: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts | 85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118

  • Parking: On-street parking is limited. There are some meters that are free after 6:00pm and paid parking lots in the South End.
  • Public Transportation: Walking distance from the Green Line (Copley) and the Orange Line (Mass Ave). Bus routes are also convenient. Need directions? Use the MBTA Trip Planner to find the best travel route for yourself.

COST: Free Admission (Light refreshments will be served.)


Materials, installation, maintenance, OH MY!
Preparing your artwork for the outdoor elements is no easy task. Join fellow public artists and public art administrators for an evening of presentations that feature installation best practices and lessons learned. Come away with applicable tips for your next public art project! All levels of public art experience are welcome. The following is the format of the event:

Part I
Public Art Conservator for the Cambridge Arts Council, Rika Smith McNally, breaks down the pre-fabrication review.

Part II
Public Artist presentations on process & materials. How do you get it up, and make it stay up!

  • By land: David Fichter, Joshua Winer and Yetti Frenkel’s murals and mosaics; and Gillian Christy’s sculptures
  • By sea: Tery Bastian's water installations
  • By air: Georgie Friedman's projections

Part III
Question & Answer

The Public Art Discussion Series is all about project sharing! We encourage you to bring promotional materials (handouts, business cards, pamphlets, etc.) to share at the event.  

Contact: Elysian McNiff –

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts's mission is to promote, preserve, and celebrate Latino arts and to create dynamic cross cultural collaborations. Villa Victoria is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.  Please contact Elyse McNiff (617.951.0010 x243) by April 19 if other accommodations are needed.