Jun 11, 2015

Americans for the Arts honors psychylustro

by: RJ Rushmore

Today, Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honored 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and recognized today at Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago.

Among this year’s honorees is psychylustro, Katharina Grosse’s monumental series of paintings along the Northeast Rail Corridor. psychylustro, perhaps our largest project of 2014, unfolded over seven sites, giving communters a totally new experience along Philadelphia’s Amtrak, SEPTA, and NJ Transit routes.

We are honored to yet again have one of our projects highlighted by the PAN Year in Review. psychylustro is our seventh project in the PAN Year in Review since 2010. The program has also honored A Love Letter For You, Philly Painting, How Philly Moves, Escaped Infrastructure, Five Standards (Dazzle), and 70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV.

It’s in our mission statement to “establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art,” so it’s exciting to see that nationwide experts in those fields believe we’re succeeding at that, producing some of the highest-quality public art in the country.

All 31 public art works selected for the PAN Year in Review can be seen on this page.

Last updated: Jan 27, 2016

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