R Visions for Chinatown: CALL TO ARTISTS | Boston | Deadline September 19, 2014

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The Wong/Yee Gallery of the Chinese Progressive Association is excited to announce a new call to artists.

The project, entitled R Visions for Chinatown, will be a one-week series of temporary art interventions in Boston’s Chinatown sited on or highlighting public parcels or vacant properties with potential for community development.

Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply. Priority will be given to concepts for projects that focus on the theme of stabilizing Chinatown’s future. To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to the Wong/Yee Gallery by Friday, September 19, 2014.

Following initial submissions of an LOI, selected artists will participate in a community planning session to be held on the evening of Thursday, September 25th, in which Chinatown residents can talk with artists about their goals and visions for the future of Chinatown. Following the planning session, artists will begin production on a project which expresses or conveys these visions.

Projects may include but are not limited to paintings, prints, posters, chalk murals, structural installations, projections, or performance pieces. Proposals should closely consider the relationship between the art and its environment and should promote interactivity with passersby. Selected proposals will receive funding of up to $1,000 per project.

R Visions for Chinatown will be scheduled as a week of public art in Chinatown to run for a seven-day period, from October 19 – 25, 2014.

Proposed sites for art intervention include:

PARCEL 24 (site of the One Greenway development currently in construction on Hudson Street)

PARCEL A (site of the Josiah Quincy Upper School on Washington Street)

PARCEL 12 (parking lot between Tremont and Washington Streets near the Double Tree Hotel)

PARCEL R1 (parking lot on Tyler Street south of Kneeland Street, former site of the old Chinatown YMCA)

CHINA TRADE CENTER at 2 Boylston Street (corner of Boylston & Washington Street)

Please send your LOI, along with links to previous work and any additional questions to: wygallery@cpaboston.org

For more information, please visit wongyeegallery.tumblr.com.

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