HSTF seeks artist for domino display

Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is seeking proposals for an art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St., according to a blog post on its website.

HSTF wants an artist to design, build, and install a work of art that will start conversations between neighbors, bring additional beauty to the community, attract new visitors, and pay homage to the Afro-Latin/Caribbean cultural roots of the neighborhood. The artist will be paid $10,000.

The goal is for the public art to be domino-themed. Proposals may take a number of forms, including being a sculpture or a mural, and may incorporate elements such as seating. HSTF wants the design to be site specific and incorporate elements of the cultural history of the neighborhood.

Preferred themes for the design are relevant to Caribbean/Afro-Latin culture, and HSTF is specifically interested in designs that incorporate dominoes. Dominoes are ubiquitous in many Latin and Caribbean cultures, and the popular intergenerational game provides a way to connect with family and friends.

The role of the artist will be to present a design and installation plan to major stakeholders and adjust the plan as necessary to accommodate permitting and space restrictions. The artist will create, transport, and install the work when the design is approved.

For more information, visit hydesquare.org/3125-2/.

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