We at Kidspace are very excited about the new Bus Stand downtown! Designed by Kidspace visiting artist Victoria Palermo, the Bus Stand is public artwork and permanent addition to the North Adams community, adding to the movement to bring more public art to the city through the efforts of DownStreet Art. Mayor Alcombright, pictured above with MASS MoCA Director of Education Laura Thompson, MASS MoCA Director Joe Thompson, artist Vicky Palermo, and Director of Special Programs at MCLA Jonathan Secor, presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony last night at the start of the 2012 DownStreet Art opening celebrations.
Palermo, of Queensbury, New York, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Skidmore College. Her work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including Kidspace at MASS MoCA in 2003-2004 and 2010. The Bus Stand was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Doesn’t it make you want to go wait for the bus?