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March 7, 2017 - Public Art Program Hosts “Planisphere: A Community Gathering of Poets and Public Art”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Media Contacts:

Mandy Vink, Office of Arts and Culture, 303-441-4342
Jennifer Bray, Library and Arts, 303-441-4160
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
https://bouldercolorado.gov

Public Art Program hosts “Planisphere: A community gathering of Poets and Public Art”

The City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture will host “Planisphere: A community gathering of Poets and Public Art,” featuring artist Rebecca DiDomenico and the Boulder Writers Warehouse. The event will take place at DiDomenico’s sculpture Constellatory, on the Pearl Street Mall at 15th Street, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.

Join Rebecca DiDomenico, the Boulder Writers Warehouse, and the Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program for an evening of community and collaborative poetry under the stars. The night will feature light refreshments and live performance inspired by DiDomenico's public art project, Constellatory. Attendees are encouraged to contribute to a poetic installation to be built throughout the evening and also will have the chance to share their own responses to Constellatory.

The goal of this event is to connect two art forms – sculpture and poetry – to connect the shared experiences of the celestial and the terrestrial, similar to the two-disc planispheres used to map our cosmos. This event is free and open to the public; participants are asked to RSVP to Mandy Vink via email by March 10 at: [email protected]

DiDomenico’s Constellatory was commissioned through the City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture “Experiments in Public Art” program, an ongoing series of public interventions that serve as a citywide laboratory, expanding the potential of public art.

The Boulder Writers Warehouse brings writers into spaces generally dedicated to visual arts, and expands the creative landscape to nurture new ideas and unexpected works that push the boundaries of artistic disciplines.

The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity, and joy of everyone in the community.

For more information, visit http://boulderarts.org/about-us/community-cultural-plan/

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