Tours: Tours: Wednesday, July 12 from 6:30ppm to 8pm
Tuesday, August 1 from 8am to 9:30pm
Saturday, August 12 from2pm to 3:30pm
Please RSVP at https://www.rosslynva.org/
We’ve all done it: “Keep going until you pass the flying chrome arrows!” or “Turn left right after the huge concrete spheres!” – otherwise known as Cupid’s Garden and Dark Star Park, respectively. Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, for one of three free Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tours to learn about Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection on Wednesday, July 12th, Tuesday, August 1st and Saturday, August 12th, 2017. The tours are free and open to the public, and all start and end at Central Place Plaza: 1800 N. Lynn Street, in Arlington, Virginia. Space is limited, and registration is encouraged at https://www.rosslynva.org/.
Public art helps to give a community a sense of place, yet often even longtime locals may not know the story behind the artworks. During these 90-minute tours, participants will discover the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s works of public art. Taking advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character, the tours will also explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces. Throughout the tours, Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. In addition to the two works mentioned above, other highlights include Liquid Pixels, the Le Meridien overlook, Anna and David, and Bennett Park Art Atrium.
About Artist Graham Coreil-Allen
Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist who explores the constructs and engages the contradictions of the everyday built environment through videos, maps, public installations, writing and walking tours. Coreil-Allen received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has staged projects for numerous spaces, places and events, including the The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, openhouseNY, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Arts Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, Current Space, Baltimore City, and the US Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale.
WalkArlington is Arlington County’s walking education and encouragement program. Our mission is to promote a culture of walkability and active transportation for all ages and abilities. Active modes of transportation, including walking, biking and rolling, are central to Arlington’s vision of an equitable transportation system that enhances the overall quality of life for those who live, work and play in Arlington County. WalkArlington supports the County’s vision by working collaboratively with local citizens, businesses, stakeholders and County departments to offer programs that promote active transportation choices.
About Rosslyn BID
The Rosslyn BID provides high-quality, customer-oriented services designed to define, enhance and continually improve Rosslyn for those who work, live, visit and do business here. As a resourceful and collaborative organization, we work in partnership with our key stakeholders and Arlington County to create a welcoming, creative, thriving environment that supports Rosslyn’s residents and a wide range of business types, from innovative start-ups to established Fortune 500 companies and international associations. We take an active leadership role in all that we do, serving as a collaborator, community builder and agent of positive change.
About Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining The Civic
Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic is 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. This initiative is a platform for creative activities to occur within and around the Courthouse area in Arlington, VA and beyond. At Courthouse you can conduct your civic business: testify at a County Board meeting, get married, and pay a parking ticket or your taxes. We see Courthouse as the symbolic heart of Arlington, a public ‘town square’ where all Arlingtonians can gather to create, celebrate, or to simply relax. A project of Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, programs encompass a variety of projects including temporary/semi-permanent public art, performances, lectures, exhibitions and pop-up activations.
About Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington Arts is the presenting arm of Arlington Cultural Affairs, a County division charged with fostering a creative environment that encourages collaboration, innovation and community participation. We do this by: providing material support to artists, and arts organizations, in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; through a commitment to integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and with high-quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.
Tours leave from 1800 N. Lynn St. Arlington, VA.