Destination Medical Center Heart of the City Sub-district Community Update – Invitation to meet the artists contributing to Phase 1 redesign
On October 18, all four world-renowned artists will be in Rochester to share their works-in-progress with the community. DMC and the City of Rochester invite you to an open house and lunch presentation on at Castle Community.
Lunch Presentation: 12 PM – 1:15 PM, program will start promptly at 12 PM
Come early or stay late for the unique opportunity to meet the artists and Heart of the City design team.
Open House: 11 AM – 12 PM and 1:15 – 2:30 PM
Over the past 12 months, DMC and the City of Rochester have invited the community to participate in the redesign process of Peace Plaza. From integrating universal design elements to enhancing the current Peace Fountain, every inch of space has been considered down to the smallest detail. We invite you to continue to be part of the dialogue in this design process by imagining how the integration of art can transform one of our most valued public spaces. The final elements to be fit into place are the installations of four artists whose previous works have been featured around the world.
Eric Anderson – Rochester, MN
Ann Hamilton – Columbus, OH
Rafael Lozano Hemmer – Montreal, Quebec
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle – Chicago, IL
Each installation has been carefully integrated into the design of Heart of the City: Phase 1. The art provides new life to the plaza as part of the Destination Medical Center’s quality of life and public realm initiatives. The artworks were developed through a collaborative process that integrated artists and curators within the design team. Collectively, the design of the plaza and its embedded artworks encourage us to be present in this place — both in moments of personal introspection and shared spectacle. Together these artworks create layered stories of time and place within the plaza that, due to the interactive and responsive nature of the works, will never repeat. Each visit to the plaza, whether for an event or alone, will offer new discoveries.