Meet the artists behind revamping of Pynchon Plaza

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents will get the chance to meet the artists and minds behind the revamping of Pynchon Plaza Wednesday.

Art projects will be installed at Pynchon Plaza as part of the ‘SPark! Igniting our Community Project’.

Mayor Domenic Sarno will be joined with Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums Kay Simpson, Executive Director of the Springfield Cultural Partnership and Executive Director for the Springfield Businesses Improvement District Chris Russell at Pynchon Plaza beginning at 2:15 p.m.

Musical entertainment will be included by the Community Music School of Springfield. 

Mayor Sarno states, “My Administration will continue to pursue these types of arts and cultural initiatives.  They bring a feel good vibrancy of the beautiful mosaic of our Springfield.”

The public space will be transformed by eight projects over the next six months by the following artists:

  • Roberley Bell (Pelham, MA): Artful Seating
  • Lauren Celini (Springfield, MA): Utility Art
  • Michelle Falcón Fontánez (Boston, MA): Mosaic Art
  • Alvilda Sophia Anaya-Alegría (Springfield, MA): Mosaic Art
  • Beth Crawford (Haydenville, MA): 3D Sculptural Art
  • Jeffrey Lara (Springfield, MA): 3D Sculptural Art
  • Make-It Springfield: Library Box
  • Ryan Murray (Springfield, MA): Fencing Art
  • Rosemary Tracy Woods, Art for the Soul Gallery (Springfield, MA): Fencing Art

These works will also be joined by

A sound sculpture will be assembled and embellished by a City of Springfield carpenter and artist, and Fresh Paint Springfield mural extends from Dwight Street to the Springfield Police Substation faces Pynchon Plaza as well.

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