WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Sullivan Architecture of White Plains has a piece in the exhibit "Placemaking: Re-envisioning White Plains."
The exhibit is at ArtsWestchester’s Peckham and Shenkman galleries at 31 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains through July 13. In the exhibit, artists examine one-square block in White Plains, and imagine creative public art projects for key locations.
“This invitational show was conceived as part of an ongoing conversation to reexamine the potential of downtown White Plains as a cultural destination,'' said exhibtion curator Nazanin H. Munroe.
The 26 intriguing proposals represent the wide range of possibilities for public art in the city. Sculpture, landscaping, video projection and murals are among the varied ideas to animate and enliven the streetscape. The exhibition features artist renderings of the potential artwork on site, as well as scale-models.
John Sullivan discussed his firm's piece, " Vegetated Green Wall & Information Screen:"
"The proposed transformation of the minimal facade of the four story building which is the back drop of renaissance plaza, will offer a vertical Green space to the existing hardscape plaza. As the main public gathering space in downtown White Plains, this plaza may be greatly enhanced by providing this sustaining Green texture.
The building (14 Mamaroneck Avenue) will also be offered a new facade that is more attractive in addition to the public space and pedestrian experience. The introduction of the “media mesh” will provide community information of current and future activities, events, including city government notices, weather, etc. The “media mesh” is an energy efficient lightweight, weather durable product lit with colored LED lights for clear visibility during the daylight or nighttime."
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