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'Behind the Lights' goes behind-the-scenes of Breathing Lights, a temporary public art installation designed to illuminate the past, present and future of Albany, Schenectady and Troy through funding from the national Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. The Breathing Lights installation, conceived by artist and professor Adam Frelin and architect Barbara Nelson, culminated in Autumn 2016.
Behind the Lights
Go behind-the-scenes of the local public art installation 'Breathing Lights.'
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge engages mayors to collaborate with artists on developing innovative public art projects that enrich communities and attract visitors. In June 2015, four teams were selected to receive up to $1 million each over the next two years to create temporary public art projects in their cities that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.
Learn more about the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge recipients from around the nation:
Gary, IN – "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen” Documentary Part 1
Public Art Challenge winning city, Gary, IN, gives a behind the scenes look at their upcoming project, "ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen,” opening this fall.
Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of “Current:LA Water”
Meet the artists, projects, and inspiration behind Los Angeles’ Public Art Challenge-winning project, Current:LA Water – the city’s first public art biennial. Fifteen exhibits focusing on water are open to the public from July 16 through August 14.
Spartanburg, SC – “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light” Docum
Public Art Challenge winning city, Spartanburg, SC, gives a behind the scenes look at their upcoming project, “Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light,” opening this fall.