West Mercer Way will be unveiling a new [ublic art installation Aug. 6. Local artist Rachel Holloway was selected in 2017 to design a mural for the retaining wall that faces I-90’s on/off ramps at Exit 6. This project is one of many funded by the City’s “1% For Public Art program.”
Holloway has been a muralist, scenic artist, and production designer for the film industry for more than a decade. A fine artist by training, she has lived on the Island for several years, and her mural design, based on her own original painting titled Darwin’s Dream, aims to reflect the “the little magical pockets of nature here on the Island.”
The artist and her assistants will erect temporary scaffolding; to maintain their safety, the sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians and the adjacent curb lane will coned off during mural production, which will last through the end of the month.
Please contact Sarah Bluvas, Arts and Culture Coordinator, with any questions about this project.