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Arts Commission, DDOT Select Three Public Art Proposals

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Contact: Marquis Perkins (202) 230-6702

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and members of the Adams Morgan community selected three public art proposals to be reviewed by the larger Adams Morgan community. One of these proposals will be selected and installed as a permanent outdoor public art installation for the corner of Columbia Road and Adams Mill Road, NW.

The objective of this project is to create a distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work should reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience. 
Design Considerations for Artwork:

  • Focus attention on Adams Morgan rich and diverse cultural heritage   
  • Create a landmark and/or emblem that becomes an neighborhood identifier                                      
  • Contribute positively to the visual character and texture of the community by creating a distinctive work                                                                                                                           
  • Attract pedestrians to the site
  • Foster collective memory
  • Give meaning to place by recalling local history

Project Timeline:

November 21, 2008 Application Deadline
December 12, 2008   Announcement of Semi-finalist
Mid-February, 2009  Presentations of Design Proposals
Mid-April, 2009   Community Review of Semi-Finalists
Early May, 2009   Panel Review Semi-Finalist proposals
Late May, 2009  DCCAH Commissioners Select Finalist
Early June, 2009   Announcement of Selected Artist
Winter/Spring 2010  Installation of Artwork

Panel Members:

Anne Ashmore-Hudson:  DCCAH Commissioner                                                                                    
Marvin Bowser:  DCCAH Commissioner
Josh Gibson: Adams Morgan Community member
Mindy Moretti: ANC1C
Al Jirikowic: Adams Morgan BID member and Business Representative
Ernesto Giron: Adams Morgan Restaurant Business Representative
Aneikan Udofia: Adams Morgan Community Member/Artist
Cesar Maxit: Adams Morgan Community Member/ Artist
Lonny Bradley: Adams Morgan Community Member/Architect