Did you get engaged by the Northpoint Lighthouse? Did your child take a first step in Back Bay Park? Does your family enjoy picnics on the lakefront? Milwaukeeans now have a chance to inspire the design and content of public art at the new East Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL.)
Santiago Cucullu, one of two local artists recently selected to create public art installations in the new East Branch, is seeking public participation in his commission. He wants to know what architectural features around Milwaukee Libraries are inherent parts of your story. Milwaukee residents of all ages are encouraged to share stories about key events in their lives that occurred near one of MPL’s branch libraries. The stories and images will inspire a series of murals inside the library that are based on geographical features surrounding MPL locations.
Cucullu asks interested individuals to submit a short description of a significant life event that occurred near any MPL location. The submission should include the recognizable and notable geographical landmarks at the location described. Including a snapshot or digital image of the location is helpful.
Stories (not to exceed 500 words) and images may be posted to the Milwaukee Public Library “Be Part of the Art at East” Facebook Event Page (http://on.fb.me/192n3v9), sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off or mailed to the temporary East Branch location, 2430 N. Murray Avenue, Attention: Public Art. The submission deadline is Sunday, November 24th.