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Local Nonprofit and Artist Light Up Dorchester Street with Public Art

by: By Alexander Golob

Dorchester, MA. (Januray 22, 2018) Local artist, Alexander Golob and the non-profit Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) are proud to unveil a new work of public light-art, Shining Strong, Shining Bright, along New England Avenue in Dorchester. This bright and dynamic silhouette public light-art installation has five panels that fill the windows of the vacated industrial building at 18 New England Avenue. It will be on view until summer, 2018.

At a time when the equity-related impacts of climate change are on the minds of all Americans, the art focuses on the increasingly important themes of cherishing nature and celebrating the diverse community that lives around Codman Square. Each panel features these themes at a different scale – the smallest being a leaf and the largest being traditional triple-decker houses. The panels were created with extensive community engagement – everything from the technique and theme, to the designs, was chosen and created with community input. ​

The placemaking project, supported by grants from the Boston Society of Architects Foundation and the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, as well as by a donation of materials from Sewphisticated, is focused on engaging residents from the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle Eco-Innovation District (TNT EID), Boston’s first Eco-District, and calls attention to CSNDC’s focus on affordable, eco-friendly, Transit-Oriented Development. CSNDC is building a better, stronger Codman Square and Dorchester through the development of safe, sustainable, and affordable residential and commercial spaces, and by promoting financial and economic stability for residents of the neighborhood. CSNDC and Golob invite the community stop by and enjoy the new artwork.

About Golob Art:

In 2016, Golob founded Golob Art with the purpose of creating engaging artworks that provoke thought in the public, lift its viewers, and transform physical space. The studio has worked with several non-profits, communities, and companies, including Boston University (7 works), the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (3 works), and various restaurants in the Greater Boston Area. Golob has over a dozen works of public art on view around the Greater Boston Area, has been featured at the Peabody Essex Museum for an interactive art installation, and is consulting the City of Methuen on public art and place-making policy. His artworks aim to engage the communities that host them by forging spaces of contemplation and conversation.

About Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation:

The mission of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation ( the “NDC”) is to build a better, stronger community in Codman Square and South Dorchester by creating housing and commercial spaces that are safe, sustainable, and affordable, promoting financial and economic stability for residents and for the neighborhood, and providing residents of all ages with opportunities and skills to empower themselves to improve their lives.

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