Loebs and Friends Score with Artplace grants

Generous grants from ArtPlace America will be fertilizing the initiatives of a number of Loebs and FOLs (Friends of Loeb Fellowship) in the coming year. Beneficiaries of ArtPlace support include Theaster Gates (LF ’11), whose Arts and Public Life Initiative at the University of Chicago will be augmented by a Creative Business Incubator to support artist-led businesses in Chicago’s Washington Park.

Janet Echelman (LF '08) will be one of the first artists whose temporary art installation will be welcomed to the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston. Meanwhile in Minneapolis, Juxtaposition Arts, the program founded by Roger Cummings (LF ’09) and his wife Deanna, will leverage vacant property in the neighborhood as workforce readiness opportunities for youth.

GSD director of exhibitions Dan Borelli will help his community turn trauma into art and resiliency with Illuminating Futures, a project focussed on an EPA superfund site created by the Nyanza chemical dye company in Ashland, Massachusetts.

Last–but by no means least–with the help of incoming Loeb Jamie Blosser, her firm Atkin Olshin Schade Architects and Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow Joseph Kunkel, the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico is interpreting “rural transit oriented development” in a way that is culturally sensitive, respectful of history, artful and supportive of the health of the tribe.

Read about all the ArtPlace recipients.

Images courtesy of Juxtaposition Arts

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