Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announce the selection of local artist Jackie L. Braitman to create a permanent art installation that celebrates the life of musician Chuck Brown. Braitman proposes to create an interactive sculpture that reflects Chuck Brown’s force of personality, echoes the “call and response” inclusiveness of Go-Go music and evokes the captivating rhythms of the Caribbean-inspired Funk music. The Chuck Brown Memorial Park broke ground last year.
Braitman was one of 10 artists who responded to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities request for proposals last year. From that 10, an Art Selection Panel selected three artists to further develop their proposals and present to the neighboring community, the public and also the family of Chuck Brown. The Artist Selection panel received comments and selected Braitman’s design to be installed in the summer of 2014. The Chuck Brown Memorial Park is located at 1800 Franklin Street NE.