By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,681)
Five (5) artists have been selected to participate in a project to decorate public utility boxes in Portland the city announced today. The artists are:
- Kerrin Parkinson – Congress Square Park. Work began 8/4/16.
- Jared Goulette – Cumberland and High Streets. Work to start 8/15/16,
- Katey Carnahan – Cumberland and Franklin Streets. ‘work begins 8/9/16,
- Alicia Uth – Woodflords Street and Stevens Avenue. Start date TBA.
- Michael Lewis – Middle and Pearl streets. Work to start 8/16/16.
The selected artists received a $300. stipend from funds donated to the Portland Public Art Committee. Artists are responsible for the cost of all materials required to complete and protect their artwork with a clear and washable sealant.
The City of Portland Police Department and the Portland Public Art committee, in conjunction with generous donations from NBT Bank and Port Property Management, announced a call for artists back in June for this project.
Congratulations Winners! Your Work to Help Make Portland a More Beautiful City is Appreciated.