There's A Brand New Mural In Cranston, So Motor Over With Your BFF For A Photo
There’s so much public art popping up in Providence these days…
Matter of fact, I just got a press release from The Avenue Concept (the non-profit that’s brought so much of what you have been seeing - and adoring - to the capital city these last 6 or 7 years) yesterday about some sculptures and wall murals for Fall 2019 at Point225, the brand new office building over in the Jewelry District.
This, though, is about some incredible art we stumbled upon last Sunday in…CRANSTON!
By chance, we spotted a mural (photo above) painted by none other than internationally renowned artist and educator Amy Bartlett Wright, whose resume includes being an educator at RISD, a 2016 artist residency on the Galapagos Islands (aka, huge deal), illustrating 60+ books, and public commissions in at least 11 other states across the country.
You might also know her from the oft-Instagram-ed Three Waves for Coastway mural, circa 2013 in Providence, that was commissioned by the new defunct Coastway Bank. (Search it on IG when you have a sec.)
Completed back at the beginning of August and situated on the side wall of the Crosstown Press building, her latest “Crane Flight” (She was quoted over the summer as saying that she took inspo from the city’s seal which includes several crane symbols.) is a welcome sight in Rhody’s 2nd largest city and I say to the Cranston Arts Commission (who, along with a donation from Crosstown owner Stephen Levy, provided the 8K necessary to complete the eye-catching project) more like this please.
If you want to take a photo or have your photo taken with (I say fill up everyone’s feeds with pix and there will be more public art in the city!) , you will find it at the intersection of Park and Pontiac Avenues, a short stroll from both the Park Theater and Cranston City Hall.