North Square and Boston’s newest public artwork was dedicated on September 23rd, 2019 thanks to the hard work of so many North Enders, the North Square Stories team and the City of Boston. North Square Stories is exceptional in Boston’s landscape of public art in bronze because of the extraordinary degree of community support the project entailed. We are honored that North Square Stories is the pilot project for Boston’s new Percent for Art program, and that A+J were selected to make an artwork for this site which has been a public square since the early 1600’s.
We thank Mayor Walsh for his support of the arts. And for their partnership, we thank the Boston Art Commission and Karin Goodfellow, Kara Elliott-Ortega, Sarah Rodrigo and Kristina Carroll of the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Maria Lanza of the Office of Neighborhood Services. We also thank Joe Fleury and the Public Works Department for this beautiful setting, and for making sure public art would be a part the revitalized North Square.
A+J were very fortunate to be supported by countless North Enders and North End enthusiasts who contributed their time, energy and stories to this project, especially students and faculty of the St. John and Eliot Schools, the NEWNC and NEWRA community groups, and members of our Advisory Panel including Jim Pasto, Nina Zannieri, Ben Edwards, Suzanne Taylor, Richard and Bennett Molinari, Victor Brogna, Tommy Damigella, John Pregmon, Lindsay Yazzolino, David Kubiak, L’Merchie Frazier and so many others.
And with thanks here for the photos to Opalite Media, Alyssa Nations of Northendwaterfront.com, Chris Yeager Photography, Nancy Schieffelin Photography, Tom DaMigella, Karin Goodfellow, Maria Lanza, and Nathan Socha of BETA Group, Inc. architecture and construction. Hope you will also check out Alyssa Nation’s post.