Bakery Square in East End unveils its 3rd public art installation 'I see YOU'
What: Walnut Capital’s third community public art project led by native Pittsburgher Curtis Reaves - a nationally renowned artist known primarily for his poetic abstract work that utilizes photography, recycled materials and technology – will be unveiled this Monday. The community-selected and student-informed public art installation will be unveiled with 50 Larimer students in tow at the most highly trafficked section of the growing Bakery Square development. Reaves worked with 80 students who learned the art of photography and dissected Reaves work with texture. Reaves and the students chose to work with self portraits, utilizing photography and digital art to add shapes, textures and other tools that portray each student's individuality and for some, their hope for social change.
The public art program is part of Walnut Capital’s new initiative, ‘Grow with Walnut,’ which is a developer-led effort to invest in community-inspired initiatives that better connect all neighborhoods to the economic and cultural engine of Bakery Square. Each artist in residence works with local school students to create the exhibition which is displayed for six-months and viewed by thousands of passersby. The program debuted last summer with a call for artists that resulted in nearly 100 global applications. Walnut Capital will also announce that the program will continue, thanks to a title sponsorship by UPMC Health Plan.
Calls for artists for the next artist in residency will be announced soon. Reeves’ exhibit follows artists Janel Young and Lori Hepner. Young's inaugural exhibition, ‘Heroes on the Horizon’, is now permanently displayed at the entrance of Bakery Square’s parking garage.
Where/When: 12 noon -1 p.m.., Monday, June 13 (reveal to take place at 12:30 p.m.) 6425 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Photography Opportunities: 12:30 p.m. Reeves, students to unveil “I see YOU”