Influx 2016 — Public Art Encounters
This lovely rebar bow is ‘Insert Finger’ by Rhode Island artist Jerry Ehrlich one of ten pieces scattered around town as part of Influx 2016. Now in its second year Influx is mounted by The Avenue Concept.
The projects of INFLUX feature more than 20 works of art by local, national, and international artists–and include murals, sculptures, mosaics, and active/visual performances. The projects are concentrated in two locations: downtown Providence and the “Cultural Corridor” between Classical and Central High Schools.
And the pieces are for sale. In fact ‘Insert Finger’ — found on the west side of the Hasbro building at Fountain Street — just replaced another sculpture that recently sold.
Since its launch in 2013, The Avenue Concept has developed and implemented public art projects and programs throughout Providence—and beyond. Their goal is nothing short of transforming the Providence cityscape into a “vibrant visual network that capitalizes on the strengths, talents, and diversity of its people.”
What a great idea.