May 29, 2024


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East Providence Unveils Art Installation At Watchemoket Square


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — East Providence town officers unveiled a new art installation Monday at the Waterfront Gateway Sculpture Backyard in Watchemoket Sq..

“The Feathers 3” sculpture is a triple cluster of the debut sculpture notion, Pluma Sculptura, aka “The Feather” by artist Kirk Seese. This sculpture signifies the very first time “The Feather” has been found in this configuration, as a grouping of 3, Seese reported.

“With its vertical mother nature and colourful palette, the Feathers Three signifies upward momentum, a reaching towards a thing improved, an inspiration for the eyes,” Seese said. “They do not check with the viewer for anything other than to enjoy them for what they are.”

“There is certainly no concealed which means or political assertion, just beauty, and I am absolutely thrilled to have artwork on exhibit in the magnificent state of Rhode Island,” Seese included.

The town is leasing the sculpture for two yrs, with an alternative to prolong the lease or order it outright at the close of the expression. The $5,000 leasing rate is lined by the Public Art line merchandise in the fiscal year 2020 funds spending plan.

“We are thrilled to feature ‘The Feathers 3,'” Mayor Bob DaSilva reported. “The new outside sculpture will be aspect of a broader location-building initiative at the Square and establishes an arts district in the spot of the sq. with the sculpture backyard garden as its focal place. This is only one of lots of initiatives to occur in the City’s advancement of the Arts and Leisure District.”

As the creator of the Watchemoket Sculpture Backyard, East Providence Arts Council (EPAC) was concerned in the conclusion-producing and artist choice approach for locating a new sculpture in the park. EPAC Chair Jennifer Cahoon and EPAC Vice Chair David O’Connell served on the choice panel.

Seese was just one of nine candidates who responded to the city’s proposal for public art released in October 2021. A selection panel, consisting of East Providence artists, fabricators, and Watchemoket Square stakeholders, reviewed programs and chosen “The Feathers A few” as their leading selection.


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