Avenue Concept

New Selfie Wall At Fox Point Elementary

There is certainly no shortage of fox imagery in the Wickenden Street area and insect metamorphosis is really the perfect metaphor for the transition humans make in elementary school. (I worked very hard to avoid the word “journey” in that sentence.) With the help of public art nonprofit The Avenue Concept and their signature Montana …

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Fox Welcomes Back Students

Fox Point elementary students were welcomed back in September with this captivating door mural. The fox is the mascot of Vartan Gregorian Elementary School on Wickenden Street and The Avenue Concept (TAC) ran with the idea. Providence Monthly reports: The mural was designed by Myles Dumas and implemented with the help of The Avenue Concept …

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Birds Take Flight On Weybosset Street

The latest installation from The Avenue Concept on The Facade features mixed-media birds in flight. ‘We Are One Flock’ is the work of artist Amy Bartlett Wright . . . a Rhode Island-based muralist and science illustrator, known for her realistic wildlife and nature scenes. Her project for the front of the facade incorporates elements …

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Avenue Artist Talk At District Hall

(10.3) Still a few details remain on the Steven Siegel installation before Thursday’s talk: there will be a layer of netting and then a proper trussing with black rubber hosing. But it is already pretty impressive. This project began last winter with Jen Long of the Whale Guitar project collecting all these empty containers and …

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‘Behind The Sculptures’ At Chace Center

(2.28) Since its inception, The Avenue Concept (TAC), a privately administered public art program, has been commissioning local and regional artists for the purpose of creating public art encounters. These sculptures, murals, and installations are dotted around the downtown area at stoplights, medians, and on the sides of buildings. TAC will be hosting a reception …

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‘Colossal Fragment’ Appears Downtown

Hey buddy, that light’s not getting any greener. The latest public installation from The Avenue Concept — part of their Influx 2017 program — may be a real traffic-stopper. Colossal Fragment is the work of Lionel Smit, a South African artist known for his monumental portraiture executed through large canvasses and bronze deconstructions. This fragment …

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New Work From The Avenue Concept

This mural by Cambodian artist Andrew Hem went up over the weekend, another contribution from The Avenue Concept. Text taped to the cherry-picker parked on the lot yields this background information. Born during his parent’s flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, Andrew Hem grew up poised in the balance between …

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