Gallery Openings and Events

Arlington Arts Presents Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic Interactive Public Sculpture

Photo courtesy of Arlington Arts.

Photo courtesy of Arlington Arts.

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Event: Saturday, June 10 from 10am to 1pm

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Rain Date: Saturday, June 17 from 10am to 1pm

In a time of political questioning, local artist Linda Hesh presents us with a way to voice our opinions. Her interactive public artwork consists of six-foot high turquoise blue letters that spell out “C_vic.” The “I” is purposely missing so that you can pose for a photo standing in the artwork to Put the “I” into C_vic.

This artwork asks you to consider what civic means to you. What do you expect from your government or what should your government expect from you? Participants are invited to Tweet their pix with #reimaginecivic or upload directly to the project website at www.reimaginecivic.com. All images and opinions with #reimaginecivic will be collected on the website as well as Hesh’s portraits.

This program is part of Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic a public art initiative aimed at sparking PUBLIC CONVERSATION about the future Courthouse Square by exploring the interaction between CIVIC SPACE and CIVIC LIFE in Arlington in the twenty-first century. Courthouse is THE SYMBOLIC HEART OF ARLINGTON, a public “town square” where all can gather to CREATE, CELEBRATE, or to SIMPLY RELAX. This is an opportunity to ENAGE PEOPLE IN NEW and CREATIVE WAYS.

The sculpture is located at the grassy corner at 15th St., N. and N. Courthouse Rd.