News Archive 2009-2018

Slideshow: Bowdoin Students Exhibit Public Art Proposals for Downtown Brunswick Archives


It takes imagination to conceive of the best places for public art in downtown Brunswick – and skill and talent to bring those ideas to life. Students in A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art Mark Wethli‘s Public Art course have those tools in spades, and put them to work creating an exhibition of 19 public art proposals. Models of the concepts, ranging from murals to fountains to an indoor playground, are to be displayed April 15-17 in the Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library.

The project began in October when a group of Brunswick citizens, interested in promoting public art in the downtown area, came together to create public interest in the idea.

When the Brunswick Public Art Group approached Wethli about the idea, he made the public art project the focus of the class for the first half of the semester.

Last month, 21 students presented their proposals to the committee, which decided the students should present their projects to the community.

On Sunday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., the community is invited to meet with the student artists and the Brunswick Public Art Group for a conversation about the student projects and future plans for the entire Brunswick Public Art Program.