POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge's Susan Cox is one of 26 artists 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 re-examine the potential of downtown White Plains as a cultural destination,'' said exhibition 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.
Cox said about her piece, "Banners Across ArtsWestchester:"
"Image Significance: Banners have been the traditional means of making public announcements for generations. It is appropriate to tie the history of this 1929 neo-classical building with its contemporary use in a manner consistent with the architecture, but designed for the twenty-first century aesthetic. The original purpose of the building was as the financial center of White Plains, and now the purpose is as the artistic and creative center of the entire county. The banners announce the shift from financial to creative usage."
"The primary banners will be mounted across the top segment of the Palladian window above the gallery entry door, visible from the street, and from the interior gallery, announcing entry. Additional banners will be mounted in a manner to capture attention and direct the eye to important elements of the building."
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