Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Art in Public Spaces

One of the things that makes city living enjoyable is the "public art" that many cities have to offer.  Seeing a bright swath of color, or an interestingly shaped sculpture while going about your normal activities in a city brings a smile to my face, and I am sure it does the same thing for many of you.

As I was hurrying to get a task done for the Hotel today, on this last day of 2013, I happened upon some public art that was installed this fall in our City Hall Annex.  It was actually a happy accident that led me there, and now I know why -- to see this lovely installation.





 These photos tell the story of how this work came to be, who sponsored it, and who created it.




I hope you get a chance to see it yourself.  It is located in the building called City Hall Annex which is at 120 Washington Street, very near the whimsical sculpture so many visitors to Salem like to see -- that of Samantha Stevens in her role on the TV show Bewitched, which is located at the corner of Essex Street and Washington Street.

And of course, I hope to see you here.

Jui

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