Two communities have been awarded $30,000 each to complete their projects.
The Greater Remington Improvement Association will produce an “R” sculpture and crosswalk art at the corner of 26th and N. Howard Streets. The “R” sculpture will serve as a recognizable entry point and identity marker for the neighborhood, as well as an anchor for a new public space that will be created at that site for the community. The sculpture is intended as the first in a series that will spell the word “Remington” throughout the neighborhood. Artist Dominic Terlizzi will work with the community to complete the first phase of this project.
The Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association will create a tribute to jazz artist Billie Holiday, one-time resident of the community, with one mosaic, five murals, wall plaques and painted screens in the 200 block of South Durham Street. The block will be named “Lady Day Way” and serve as a community centerpiece and tourist destination. Artist Joe Rizza will create the Billie Holiday mosaic and muralists Michael Kirby, Bridget Cimino, Anne Kotleba and James Eichelberger will paint images of Billie Holiday on the designated walls on that block.
The PNC Transformative Art Project, in its second year, awards sizable grants to communities to create “destination” art that will help bring together neighbors around the project and invite others into the community to enjoy the art. Last year’s winning communities were Greater Mondawmin, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Franklin Square.