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Meeting about East Arlington art effort held: Tell your story

Cecily Miller, public-art consultantCecily Miller, public-art consultant seeks to engage public

The Arlington Livable Street Coalition has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Fox Library to meet Cecily Miller, an experienced community-arts consultant who will be guiding a public-art project as part of the Mass. Ave. project in East Arlington.

Miller, an award-winning arts manager who served as the first executive director of the Somerville Arts Council, was introduced to the public by selectmen Sept. 21

Arlington Public Art envisions a series of small-scale interactive "pop-up" art happenings next spring and summer and a larger-scale, temporary public-art project next fall, Adria Arch says.

"We are in the earliest stages of launching this project," Arch wrote in an email sent to coalition members.

In the next few months, she wrote, the group will be looking to the community to share memories, experiences and hopes for the future in East Arlington."

"This will be compiled into a 'site profile' -- a document that captures a sense of place and meaningful goals that can guide the project.

"For example, people may say they want to slow traffic on Mass. Ave., or support recycling, or increase a sense of community, or tell stories about the history of the neighborhood. We would love to get your organization involved in this process, so that your members’ voices will be heard."

To that end, Arlington Public Art will hold two public brainstorming meetings facilitated by True Story Theater. The first is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Robbins Library Community Meeting Room. A December meeting will be announced.

Reach Arch at adria[@]

Sept. 22, 2015: Consultant seeks to spark Mass. Ave. public art

This announcement was published Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

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