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A first: Outdoor art rocked Menotomy

Art Rocks Menotomy

Art rocked Menotomy on May 4. but so did a cold wind.

That day you could walk about with artists at an opening reception with music for Arlington's first juried temporary public-art exhibit and installation of sculpture at the park off Jason Street.

The artists showig works are:

Anne Alexander of Maine

Adria Arch and Jessie Brown of Arlington

David Ardito of Arlington

Claire Donnelly of Medford

Michael Dewberry of Cambridge

Eileen DeRosas of Arlington

Sandy McDonald of Somerville

Nilou Moochhala of Arlington

William Turville of Arlington

Shunsuke Yamaguchi of Arlington

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After an open call for participants, 22 submitted proposals. Judges Clarissa Rowe, the former selectwoman, and Dan Bonardi chose 10 pieces.

The works are on display through Monday, May 26.

Last November, Arlington Parks and Recreation in coordination with Arlington Public Art and Arlington Center for the Arts sought proposals for temporary outdoor sculptures to be considered for the installation in Menotomy Rocks Park.

These artworks will serve to engage the public in considering the relationship between art and the environment. The exhibition area will be on the lawn up to the pond facing Jason Street.

Artists do not have to be Arlington residents. They may enter as many as three existing works and/or installation proposals for new work for consideration on a CD only. Deadline to enter was Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Artwork was chosen based on quality, durability and suitability for an outdoor public environment, as well as safety of the public.

This story was first published Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and updated May 5, 2014.

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