“ I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately work in a public context. Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.” -- Andy Goldsworthy
Public Art: Connecting Community to Environmental Issues though Art
Visiting/juried artists and our teen public sculpture program create art in public spaces to encourage community reflection and interaction.
Our projects include:
Artists Creat Change Together (ACCT)
Local artists gather monthly to paint mural-like banner for local nonprofit organizations and community action groups. Some clients have included: Climate Soutions Speaker Series, Librairan for Science, Open Table, National Park Service Wild and Senic Rivers. Let us know if you need a banner!
Spring and Fall Drop-Off /Swap Off Days Recycle Sculpture
Join local sculptors at the Department of Public Works in creating art from scrap materials at the fall and spring Drop-off/Swap-off days.
Musketakids Teen Public Sculpture Program
Musketakids work together to identify environmental issues of interest and concern, then design a semester- or year-long project to publicly address the issue and raise public awareness. Some of their projects include: Endangered Species Mural, bicycle sculptures, plastic bag and trash sculptures, painting retail windows to encourage "unplugging" from electronic devices.
The Musketakids’ first meeting will be held on September 13, when we will begin to brainstorm this year’s projects. If you are in grades 7-12 and interested in joining us, we would love to meet you! Artistic talent not required, just bring your passions, creativity, and collaborative spirit! Musketakids meet Tuesdays, from 3-4:30 PM.
Public Art Exhibitions
"Art Ramble": Now in its thrid year partnering with the Concord Division of Natural Resources, this collaborative project celebrates all the arts -- sculpture, poetry, dance, and dramatic readings encourage the intersection of art, nature, and community in a historic natural setting.These seasonal exhibtions take place in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest.
"Art & Agriculture: Four Seasons on Concord Farms": This 2016 year-long collaborative project between the Concord Agriculture Committee and Musketaquid brought local farms to forefront. Eleven juried artists were matched with 13 farms to follow the seasonal cycles of farm life and work. Each artist submitted at least one piece for each season for a three-month show in The Umbrella Gallery.