Just the other day, a new sculptural piece appeared between Bassett and Clifford Streets. Shown from two sides in the pictures below is RIB Sequence by Kurt Snell. Placed temporarily at the moment, RIB Sequence will be re-assembled on parcel 35 across Clifford Street when the big dirt pile there gets broken down by RIDoT later this month.
Jan Brodie, Executive Director of the 195 Redevelopment Commission, notes that: Seven new pieces are going up at the end of this month/beginning of October. Three on the west side (including Snell’s piece) and two others near the Brown Medical School. Four new pieces will join the original pieces already in place on the east side of the river.
All these sculptures, including the original five that went up in May, will remain on display for up to a year. In the late fall, the Commission will post for new submissions to replace the five original installations. The idea is to keep generating new visual interest in the vacant 195 land as well as providing a highly visible showcase for new creations from Rhode Island's artistic community.
To see the other works already in place in the Jewelry District in this 195 Redevelopment Commission interim-use art project, click here.