Join Artworks and the City of Trenton on Wednesday, July 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a virtual public presentation of designs for the crosswalk mural to be installed in front of the Trenton Transit Center. The event is an opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions and help pick a final design.

Virtual attendees will learn about the project, one of 16 across the country funded with a $25,000 Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Grant, and watch as artists Soonae Tark, Cara Lynch and George Bates present their designs for the site at the intersection of Barlow Street/Raoul Wallenberg Place and S. Clinton Avenue. Input from Trentonians will help Artworks and the City decide which artist’s design will be selected for installation at the Transit Center intersection on August 28 (rain date August 29).

Order of Events:
  • 6 p.m. | Welcome & Introduction of the Project (10 minutes)
  • 6:10 p.m. | Finalists Present Their Proposals (60 minutes)
    • Soonae Tark (15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions)
    • Cara Lynch (15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions)
    • George Bates (15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions)
  • 7:10 p.m. | Juror Panel Q&A (15 minutes)
  • 7:25 p.m. | Open the Floor for Public Questions & Comments (30 minutes)
  • 7:55 p.m. | Closing Thank You’s (5 minutes)
About the artist/presenters:
Soonae Tark
Based in Queens, NY, Soonae Tark exhibits her reductive, colorful geometric work in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the country. She has installed painted murals at Public School 303 in Queens and at Barack H. Obama Magnet University School in New Haven, CT, and a glass mosaic mural at the Buhre Avenue subway station in the Bronx, among other public projects.
Cara Lynch
Cara Lynch is based in New York, working in sculpture, installation, and print. Among her commissioned public projects are a 2016 permanent glass installation for the NYC MTA. She has also created large public works for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and NYC Department of Transportation.
George Bates
Based in Ocean, NJ, George Bates’ public art projects are a direct outgrowth of his interest in exploring the plastic nature of systems, communities, complexities, aesthetics, and the realities and satisfactions of societal living in relation to art. His public art projects for the NYC MTA can be seen at the 36th Street, Rockaway, Queens and Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn subway stations completed respectively in hand painted and fired glass and laser cut stainless steel. His work can also be seen all along the North Metro Line light-rail in Aurora, CO.

For questions about the Stepping Into Tomorrow project at the Trenton Transit Center intersection and registering for the public presentation, please email or call (609) 394-9436. Click this link to register.

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