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Students to Create Public Art for Village of Port Chester

Date Released: 9/2/2010

School of Art + Design, the Village of Port Chester, and MTA, are collaborating on a Public Art project. Students to create site-specific art for display on and around the Metro North railroad trestles in Port Chester. Click for details.

The School of Art + Design at Purchase College, along with the Village of Port Chester  (Dennis Pilla, Mayor) and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) have embarked on a project to have students create site-specific works of Public Art to be displayed on and around the MTA Metro North railroad trestles in Port Chester.


These three spaces will be prepared through a joint-effort by the three institutions, funded in part by the New York State Dormitory authority, and allow for student work to be displayed.  The project will coordinate with the class, Public Art: Making a Proposal, in the fall semester.  The winning proposals will be selected from the submissions by the whole class through a process involving the people of Port Chester, and representatives from Purchase College, and the Mayor’s Office.  Exhibitions will be for one year, after which time the next round of project winners will be chosen and installed.