Somerville ArtFarm under way!

The process of creating the Somerville ArtFarm is well under way! A public meeting held on December 14th gave updates on the final program and next steps for the project.

ArtFarm embodies the intersection between art, sustainability, and community. As part of the project team led by over,under, Bruner/Cott is working on Phase One of the project, the design and construction of initial site improvements. These include building a greenhouse and community garden beds, depaving work, ADA upgrades, and green infrastructure. Phase 2 (coming Summer 2018) adds the ArtBarn, a versatile community space for performance, display, eating, moving, and gathering. Roof-mounted solar panels, soil remediation, and strategic planting will also make the site a hub of “greenovation” for the City of Somerville.

Learn more about the project, team, and timeline at the Somerville Arts Council site.

*Rendering courtesy over,under.

Mass MoCA Building 6 update

In May 2017, MASS MoCA will open its newly renovated and restored Building 6, adding 130,000 square feet of space, nearly doubling the institution’s current gallery footprint and adding new art fabrication workshops, performing artists’ support facilities, music festival amenities, and other programmatic capacities. The centerpiece of Building 6 is a series of changing exhibitions and long-term installations and collaborations with artists Laurie Anderson, Jenny Holzer, and James Turrell, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the estate of Gunnar Schonbeck.

Read more on the Mass MoCA blog here.